To say that Nigel Farage is not your average politician would be an understatement.
The former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) was all but unknown outside of Europe just two years ago. His long running efforts to force the United Kingdom out of the European Union and his tumultuous political history once made him the laughingstock of Europe.
But for Nigel Farage, everything changed on July 28, 2016, when the “Brexit” campaign he spearheaded was passed by British voters. The vote was an affirmation of years of work, leading him to resign his post as UKIP leader, explaining that he simply had nothing left to do.
Farage wasn't shy about rubbing his success in the faces of his opponents. In the first session of European Parliament following the success of the Brexit referendum, Farage was greeted with a chorus of boos, and he loved every second of it. In a heated statement, Farage shouted down his detractors, saying:
“Isn't it funny? You know when I came here seventeen years ago and I said that I wanted to lead a campaign to get Britain to leave the European Union, you all laughed at me. Well I have to say, you're not laughing now, are you?”
The Nigel Farage victory tour continued Wednesday, when Prime Minister Theresa May signed a letter to officially trigger Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon and begin the process of formally exiting the European Union.
In a posting to his official Facebook page, Farage is pictured smiling ear-to-ear with a pint of beer in one hand and a newspaper with the headline “DEAR EU, WE'RE LEAVING YOU” in the other.
Fitting with Nigel Farage's not-so-subtle celebration, the Brexit leader captioned the photo “You've been triggered!”
While some in Europe were less than thrilled with Britain moving forward with the decision to leave the EU, Nigel Farage was enjoying a one-man party at his favorite pub in Westminster, London.
He had a laugh:
Saluted his supporters:
Sported a pair of Union Jack socks:
And enjoyed a nice cold beer as a toast to his life's work:
It's Nigel Farage's world— we're just living in it.