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Subject:So, farewell then...?
Time:10:38 am
One ray of sunlight in the dismal election news - Just heard that Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP (right-wing Eurosceptic nutters) has not won his seat. VERY relieved. He claimed he would resign from his party if not elected, I wonder how he'll weasel out of it.

later - his speech didn't mention his earlier promise to resign within ten minutes if he lost. What a surprise...

later still - apparently he said he'd resign as chairman, not altogether. He's done neither.

finally - he's gone. I suspect he realised that doing so gives him a chance of clawing back some power, while staying on as party chief would just prove he's a liar.
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gonzo21
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Time:2015-05-08 10:29 am (UTC)
And he just weaselled out of it. He's going to take a holiday for the summer, and come back.
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ffutures
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Time:2015-05-08 10:59 am (UTC)
I got it wrong anyway - he said he'd resign as UKIP chairman only, not that he'd resign from the party.

Edited at 2015-05-08 11:00 am (UTC)
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gonzo21
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Time:2015-05-08 11:02 am (UTC)
And he's saying he'll stand again for election as Chairman anyway. Which he'll probably win because he's popular with the party.
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stevegreen
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Time:2015-05-08 12:55 pm (UTC)
He's like a red wine stain on a white carpet. Best to chuck the carpet out.
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curiouswombat
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Time:2015-05-08 02:20 pm (UTC)
What a weasel. Actually that is unfair to weasels.
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gonzo21
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Time:2015-05-08 04:39 pm (UTC)
It was the most weasily 'resignation' I've ever heard.
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stevegreen
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Time:2015-05-08 07:24 pm (UTC)
As in 'weasily reversed'?
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whswhs
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Time:2015-05-08 02:49 pm (UTC)
I just looked at BBC News and their short summary says that Farage has resigned now.
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ffutures
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Time:2015-05-08 04:08 pm (UTC)
And there was MUCH rejoicing...
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