A Ukip spokesman told the Daily Mirror that the contest would be “very tight” and said that there was likely to be a recount in the constituency. And Farage’s wife has said the election had gone “not as well as we hoped”.
The media think he’s lost Thanet South.
The problem for UKIP is always what Farage has said – UKIP do well when Conservatives do well.
He should stand in a Northern Labour held seat and would more easily win. The South is locked into the money system, with fear of taxes and of Labour too strong. fail at Westminster I assume he hasn’t won the seat. His destiny to fail at Westminster. What a shame – if this is true.
Why not head North? Knocking Conservatives into third place twice in northern seats (so far) shows he could establish a following and become the second party there. The South of England cares about money more than freedom. The working class (what’s left of it) would be a better marketplace for UKIP knocking out the Conservatives, and Labour’s decline would ultimately let UKIP in.