Nigel Farage today called for a new bank holiday in Britain to mark its ‘Independence Day’ from Brussels.

The Ukip leader was celebrating ‘a new dawn’ for Britain after his 25-year campaign for the UK to leave the EU came to an extraordinary conclusion.

But it came hours after he admitted that he believed Remain had won the referendum during a sombre interview an hour after the polls closed at 11pm last night.

It was a bitter blow for a man who admitted he had dedicated his life to cutting Britain’s ties with Brussels.

But by 12.30pm after a huge win for the Leave campaign Mr Farage was back in jubilant mood and grinning widely when the battle lurched back towards Brexit.

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