POLL: Should Nigel Farage get a knighthood after 30 years fighting for Britain?

Nigel Farage discusses Reform UK party policies

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Mr Farage is credited with convincing former Prime Minister David Cameron to hold the landmark 2016 EU referendum. Last night, Mr Farage said he was resigning as leader of the Reform Party and had no plans to return to politics. Richard Tice will now replace him as leader of the party.

Now, Express.co.uk is asking: “Should Nigel Farage be given a knighthood?”

Mr Farage said he is stepping down after finally seeing Brexit through.

He said: “There is no going back – Brexit is done.

“That won’t be reversed.

“I know I’ve come back once or twice when people thought I’d gone, but this is it.

“It’s done. It’s over.”

The eurosceptic added: “Now’s the moment for me to say I’ve knocked on my last door.

“I’m going to step down as the leader of Reform UK.

“I’ll have no executive position at all.

“I’m quite happy to have an honorary one, but party politics, campaigning, being involved in elections, that is now over for me because I’ve achieved the one thing I set out to do: to achieve the independence of the UK.”

Mr Farage confirmed the news to members of the Reform Party.

In a statement, Mr Farage said: “With the May elections now looming, I intend to stand aside as leader of Reform UK and relinquish any executive power within the party.

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“I am delighted to take up a position as Honorary President and will leave Reform UK in the capable hands of Richard Tice, who so ably assisted me in the construction and the running of the Brexit Party.

“Reform will need to democratise itself and set up a national structure.

“It is no easy task and I wish Richard well in this huge endeavour.”

However, the former UKIP leader said he is not planning to retire just yet.

He added: “I’m not packing up.

“I’m not off to play golf four afternoons a week and have half a bitter afterwards.

“That’s not happening.”

Back in 2016, Mr Farage vowed to quit politics following the outcome of the Brexit referendum.

He said he wanted his “life back” but two years later he launched the Brexit Party in a bid to alter the path of the Brexit negotiations.

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