Farage Rules Out Running For UKIP Leader: “My Interest in UKIP At Lowest in 25 Years”
Former UKIP Leader Nigel Farage has ruled out throwing his hat in the ring for the party’s leadership for what would be the fourth time.
Speaking on his weekday LBC talk show, he said: “My interest in UKIP is at the lowest level it has been during these 25 years”.
He continued: “I wouldn’t even consider running for leader.”
Mr Farage went on to lay heavy criticism upon the party’s “amateur” ruling National Executive Body, following their unanimous vote of no confidence in Henry Bolton’s leadership, a vote which was endorsed at the UKIP Extraordinary General Meeting on Saturday.
UKIP members voted by 63% to remove Mr Bolton from his position, despite Farage supporting his leadership.
Nigel was, however, sure to give praise to the party’s Interim Leader Gerard Batten who Nigel said showed good qualities as a leader.