Nigel Farage has resigned as the leader of Ukip, saying he has achieved the aim for which he came into politics.
In a speech in London setting out Eurosceptic party's post-Brexit strategy, Farage said: "During the referendum campaign, I said I want my country back. What I'm saying today is, I want my life back, and it begins right now."
-- Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) July 4, 2016
He explained in a statement: "I have never been and I have never wanted to be a career politician.
"My aim of being in politics was to get Britain out of the European Union. That is what we voted for in that referendum two weeks ago, and that is why I now feel I have done my bit, that I couldn't possibly achieve more than we managed to get in that referendum.
"So I feel it's right that I should now stand aside as leader of Ukip."
#NigelFarage, another scared politican who knows he has no plan and doesn't want to face the millions he's made angry
-- Saber Ahmed (@sabdotzed) July 4, 2016
"I now feel that I've done by bit, that I couldn't possible achieve more." or, I've tanked the economy and I am outta here (Nigel Farage)
-- Jenny Anderson (@jandersonQZ) July 4, 2016
But this is not the first time Farage has said he's resigning.
After failing to win a Commons seat in the 2015 general election, he announced he was quitting the post - only to change his mind days later.
And that certainly hasn't been forgotten by the public.
Nigel Farage will probably have unresigned by teatime. And then he'll stand again at the next election. And fail. Again.
-- Sophie Davison (@SophDavison1) July 4, 2016
See Nigel Farage is confusing holiday leave with resigning as leader of UKIP again!
-- Jill Freeman (@jillpne6) July 4, 2016
Nigel Farage in 3 weeks when he returns to UKIP again. pic.twitter.com/KUtwMW6se3
-- HARAMBBO (@RobV96) July 4, 2016
Ukip's only MP Douglas Carswell sent a slightly bizarre tweet shortly after the announcement - simply containing the sunglasses face emoji.
People thought it was a bit overly smug of him.
-- Manny Neira (@manny_neira) July 4, 2016
Farage finished by saying he would continue to support the party and watch the renegotiation process in Brussels "like a hawk".