I have decided to stand aside as Leader of UKIP. The victory for
the 'Leave' side in the referendum means that my political ambition
has been achieved. I came into this struggle from business because I
wanted us to be a self-governing nation, not to become a career
UKIP is in a good position and will continue, with my full support
to attract a significant vote. Whilst we will now leave the European
Union the terms of our withdrawal are unclear. If there is too much
backsliding by the Government and with the Labour Party detached from
many of its voters then UKIP's best days may be yet to come.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you the membership
for your extraordinary support and generosity over the many years, I
could not have done it without you.
Yours as ever,
UKIP · Lexdrum House, King Charles Business Park, Newton
Abbot, Devon TQ12 6UT, United Kingdom