However, he made a similar promise after the 2015 general election, when he failed to win a seat in the British Parliament. Since becoming leader of Ukip, Farage has used immigration as a diversion from the real challenges the country is facing. He than used the suffering of refugees for political gain. A new leader is expected to be in place by the time of Ukip’s annual conference at the end of September. Mr. Farage remains a member of the European Parliament, to which he was first elected in 1999. Mr. Cameron has refused to activate the legal mechanism for Britain’s departure from the bloc, leaving the decision on how and when to do so to his successor.