Nigel Farage, blatantly lying:
“I am a man of my word.”
Nigel Farage, actually ridiculing the untenable position he would be in if he failed to be elected in South Thanet:
“The consequences of me failing to secure a seat for myself in the Commons would be significant for both myself and the party.
It is frankly just not credible for me to continue to lead the party without a Westminster seat.
What credibility would UKIP have in the Commons if others had to enunciate party policy in Parliament and the party leader was only allowed in as a guest? [...]