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UKIP reject Nigel Farage's resignation & he remains party leader Watch

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    UKIP have rejected Nigel Farage's resignation & he remains party leader!!!!

    Wonderful news

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/poli...ty-leader.html
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-32696505

    God love him.
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    Who cares? Tories forever!
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    Farage was likely planning this all along.
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    Awesome news.
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    he's a very clever leader, unfortunately
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    (Original post by Dez)
    Farage was likely planning this all along.
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    (Original post by Birkenhead)
    Yes really. He's manipulative and clever, I would really not be surprised if this was pre-arranged. It's a perfect strategy really, Farage keeps his promise to stand down if he loses South Thanet, thus keeping his public integrity. Then the party top brass vouch for him, which generates some good PR in the media and makes Farage look like a reliable leader. Absolutely nothing to lose, really.
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    This instantly made me feel better after 2 exams.

    Farage is love; Farage is life.
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    (Original post by Dez)
    Yes really. He's manipulative and clever, I would really not be surprised if this was pre-arranged. It's a perfect strategy really, Farage keeps his promise to stand down if he loses South Thanet, thus keeping his public integrity. Then the party top brass vouch for him, which generates some good PR in the media and makes Farage look like a reliable leader. Absolutely nothing to lose, really.
    You seem to have drastically misinterpreted Chandler's face
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    (Original post by Birkenhead)
    You seem to have drastically misinterpreted Chandler's face
    I'm not very good at Chandlerfaceology. Was that meant to be a sarcastic "really"?
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    Just the mention of Farage reminds me of one of the most golden moments in election history :sexface:

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    I've always expected Farage to go out with a bang rather than a wimper so not surprised in the slightest. With the amount of votes, he can parallel the anti-EU sentiment with democratic sentiment.
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    This was clearly all one big PR stunt. This way he can say he honoured his pledge, therefore coming off looking like an honest bloke, despite the obvious transparency of this debacle.

    This just gives him more exposure in the media - not that he needed it. It's just the Page 3 removal hoax all over again. Ditch the feature and then bring it back days later, having received huge amounts of publicity in the process.
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    It doesn't really matter whether or not it was staged - the fact is he's broken his word by coming back regardless. UKIP supporters aren't going to see it this way since they're more than chuffed that they've managed to keep their greatest asset leading the party, but what he's done here is give the other parties ammunition they can use against him. I think that still would have been the case even if he decided to run again for leader in September, because I was certainly under the impression that it was "curtains for [him]" if he lost in South Thanet.

    Though tbh, I don't really buy the "reluctant" shtick myself, more like he conveniently found himself an easy way to get out of the hole he dug himself :rolleyes:
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    Joke party, joke behaviour.
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    I'm not a fan of UKIP but I am a fan of Nigel Farage - as a personality rather than a politician.
    However, UKIP needs him and they wouldn't be anything without him so it was undeniable that he would be back.
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    Nigel Farage resigning:

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    He was over-confident about his ability to win and dug himself a hole he couldn't get out of. Luckily for him his party turned up with shovels to give him a hand.

    For me, what this says, is that not even UKIP trust UKIP to cut through without Farage as leader.
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    A lot of butthurt leftists looking for ammunition in this thread.

    He said he would resign because he felt confident he would win his seat, he didn't so things obviously didn't go to plan. He resigned and was considering running as leader again after the summer but the party felt strongly he should be leader again. People talk like he was leaving the party, even if he didn't return as leader he would have been an MEP and still been in the public eye a lot.
 
 
 
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