The politician who lead the campaign to have Britain leave the European Union is leaving his political post.
Nigel Farage stepped down on Monday as the head of the U-K Independence Party, claiming that he’d “like his life back” after achieving his political ambition to have Britain leave the E-U.
Farage said he wanted Britain to be a self-governing nation, not to become a career politician, so he’s resigning from his position.
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced earlier on Monday plans to cut U-K corporate taxes to less than 15 per cent to encourage companies to invest and ease business concerns about the vote to leave the E-U.
Farage announced he would retain his seat in the European Parliament to see out the negotiations for Britain’s exit from the EU following the country’s June 23rd vote to leave the bloc.
He defended his decision to taunt other lawmakers in the chamber last week, arguing he wanted Britain’s voice to be heard.
The country has faced plenty of political turmoil since the vote.
Prime Minister David Cameron, who suggested the vote and campaigned in favour of “remain,” announced his resignation immediately after the loss.
A leadership contest is underway to replace him, but former London Mayor Boris Johnson has already indicated he’s not interested in the job.
Currently, some businesses based in London are leaving for other cities like Dublin, Amsterdam, Frankfurt or Paris to benefit from the large EU common market.