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VERBATIM: Farage steps down as UKIP leader

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I came into politics from business because I believed that this nation should be self governing. I have never been and I have never wanted to be a career politician. My aim in being a politician was to get Britain out of European Union, that is what we voted for in that referendum, two weeks ago.
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And that is why I now feel, that I've done my best, that I couldn't possibly achieve more than we managed to get in that referendum. And so, I feel it's right, that I should now stand aside as leader of UKIP. I will continue to support the party, I will support the new leader.
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I will watch the re-negotiation process in Brussels like a hawk. And perhaps, comment In the European Parliament from time to time. I'm also very keen to help the independence movements that are springing up in other parts of the European Union, because I'm certain of one thing, you haven't seen the last country that wants to leave the E.U.