Seven-time loser Nigel Farage won't stand as an MP this year and people are totally fine with that

Greg Evans
Sunday 03 November 2019 15:15
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After years and years of trying to get into the House of Commons, Nigel Farage has decided that enough is enough and he won't be standing as a candidate in the general election on 12 December.

That's right, after failing to get elected seven times previously, the self-appointed leader of the Brexit Party, will not be on the ballot come vote time.

Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Farage said:

I’ve thought very hard about this, how do I serve the cause of Brexit best, because that’s what I’m doing this for. Not for a career, I don’t want to be in politics for the rest of my life. 

Do I find a seat to try and get myself into parliament or do I serve the cause better traversing the length and breadth of the United Kingdom supporting 600 candidates, and I’ve decided the latter course is the right one.

It’s very difficult to do both. It’s very difficult to be a constituency every day and at the same time be out across the United Kingdom.

The former Ukip leader, who earlier this week gave Boris Johnson an ultimatum over the prime minister's Brexit deal, stated that if the deal wasn't withdrawn then the Brexit Party will contest every seat in the nation.

Well, without Farage in the fray, the Brexit Party might have to find someone else to step up to the plate because Nigel isn't playing and judging by Twitter, people are more than happy about it.

Our favourite response undoubtedly comes from comedian Al Murray, who just shared a gif of his reaction after Farage lost the 2017 election in Thanet South (Murray stood against Farage in the election).

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