Calls on Nigel Farage of UKIP to resign as Leader

Calls on Nigel Farage of UKIP to resign as Leader

It is now obvious that Nigel Farage made the biggest mistake of his career when he reneged on his promise to stand down as Ukip leader after the General Election.

His party’s limp performance at the Oldham by-election raises very tough questions about his future — and Ukip’s.

While Mr Farage has brilliantly lifted Ukip support from 3 per cent of voters to between 10 and 15 per cent, Oldham suggests that he may be incapable of expanding his party any more.

Indeed, it is possible that Mr Farage has become an obstacle to further progress because he repels more voters than he attracts.

The Ukip leader was always open to the charge of being a one-man band. Now, he feels very much like a one-man brand.

The most urgent question raised by the Oldham setback concerns the Euro referendum. To be fair to Mr Farage, this referendum would never have been called but for him. However, the Oldham performance suggests it can never be won if he is allowed to take a central role in the campaign.

I am a huge admirer of Mr Farage, who has done so much to change British politics for the better by giving a voice to people who were excluded from the democratic process.

However, Mr Farage must ask himself whether he is now a liability to the political party he worked so hard to create.

PETER OBORNE
FOR THE DAILY MAIL

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3 Responses to “Calls on Nigel Farage of UKIP to resign as Leader”
  1. Theresa says:

    What rubbish. Oldham was lost due to vote rigging. Bundles of postal votes all for Labour turned up on the day. Labour activists were visiting Mosques currying favour for votes. Ask the locals. The two main parties collude to keep UKIP out. During the election voting boxes went missing for hours. Better journalism would have been to investigate the vote rigging.

  2. roy mansfield says:

    UKIP were never going to do well with the high muslim population in Oldham. A postal vote did not help matters either.

  3. Mr J Brickles says:

    Not at all in my opinion it was and still is the postal vote system that allows the immigrant population in our Country who mainly support the Labour party to manipulate votes, but I realize this should have been picked up on before the Election but UKIP without Nigel Farage would not be the same, who else would stand up at the EU meetings and say it like it is, so for that alone he is the person to lead UKIP Some people just dont like straight talking people saying it as it is.

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