Saturday 22 July 2017

BREXIT: UKIP leader Nigel Farage declares victory for Leave and says he hopes it will bring down 'failed project' for other countries

Nigel Farage, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), addresses supporters at a A Leave.eu party after polling stations closed in the Referendum on the European Union in London, Britain, June 23, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Nigel Farage, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), addresses supporters at a A Leave.eu party after polling stations closed in the Referendum on the European Union in London, Britain, June 23, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has declared victory for the Leave Campaign during a speech in Central London.

He also told Press Association that Prime Minister David Cameron "immediately" if he loses the EU referendum.

Surrounded by cheering supporters, Farage said: "Dawn is breaking for an independent United Kingdom".

"This will be a victory for real people, a victory for ordinary people, a victory for decent people.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage arrives to cast his vote. Photo: PA
Ukip leader Nigel Farage arrives to cast his vote. Photo: PA

"We have fought, we fought against the big merchant banks, fought against big politics, we fought against lies," he said.

He declared his belief the Leave campaign will win.

"We have done it without having to fight, without a single bullet being fired.

"We have done it not just for ourselves, we have done it for the whole of Europe.

"I hope this victory brings down this failed project," he added.

He ended his speech by saying: "Let this day go down in our history as our independence day."

Nigel Farage, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), has a coffee in The Old Jail pub, after voting in the EU referendum, at a polling station in Biggin Hill, Britain June 23, 2016. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Nigel Farage, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), has a coffee in The Old Jail pub, after voting in the EU referendum, at a polling station in Biggin Hill, Britain June 23, 2016. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Former London mayor Boris Johnson and Justice Secretary Michael Gove - both high profile Leave campaigners - have not issued any statement at the time of publishing.

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