Nigel Farage To Not Stand In UK General Elections, Unveils 600 MPs

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The Brexit Party leader, Nigel Farage has declared that he will not stand in Britain's snap elections on December 12 saying he wants to serve the greater cause

Written By Aanchal Nigam | Mumbai | Updated On:
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The Brexit Party leader, Nigel Farage has declared that he will not stand in Britain's snap elections on December 12 saying he does not have time to be in the 'politics for the rest of his life'. The United Kingdom House of Commons approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson's request for an early parliamentary General Election on October 29. These elections will decide the fate of Brexit and Nigel Farage has repeatedly opposed the new deal negotiated between the UK and the EU saying that it does not get Brexit done, however, the Brexit Party leader still believes that by not being the candidate in the elections, he is giving the people of the country, 'a genuine choice'. 

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'No time to fight for myself'

Nigel Farage, who has been a member of the UK parliament since 1999, and the Brexit Party leader since 2019, is adamant to defeat the Conservatives as well as the Labour Party in the upcoming elections by supporting the 600 Brexit Party candidates in the forefront. Farage also claims that he wants 'Brexit done' however, the deal proposed by PM Johnson will fail to do so instead of land Britain with additional days of further negotiations of three years. Farage said that he thought 'very hard' about the course of action in the December elections and 'how to serve the cause of Brexit' because he is not fighting for a career but for a cause. Therefore he has decided to support the candidates as according to Farage, it is 'very difficult to do both', which is standing in the elections while also fighting for Brexit. The Brexit Party leader has been unsuccessful in the last seven attempts to stand for the Parliament. 

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Elections are the road to a brighter future

As the British PM faced multiple setbacks regarding the Brexit referendum which began in 2016, he has recently given up on the 'do or die' Brexit deadline of October 31 when the EU leaders extended the Brexit deadline to January 31, 2020. The UK leader believes that 'it is time to break the Brexit deadlock' and said that the current Parliament has failed to make Brexit happen, therefore there is a requirement for a 'new one' to get Britain back on the journey to a 'brighter future'. However, during an interview with an international media, PM Johnson also said that he 'deeply regrets' to have missed the Brexit deadline while Farage took the incident to say that, 'Conservatives broke another promise'. 

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