Farage eyes election ‘earthquake’ and possible coalition

Public meeting with UKIP leader Nigel Farage at Wyberton Sports and Social Club.
Public meeting with UKIP leader Nigel Farage at Wyberton Sports and Social Club.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage told an audience in Wyberton his hopes for the party’s fortunes and revealed the terms on which he would be prepared to enter into a coalition after the next election.

Mr Farage, who spoke to a packed Wyberton Sports and Social Club last night, is hoping for a strong showing at May 2’s Lincolnshire County Council elections to ‘keep up the momentum’ the party has had nationally since the Eastleigh by-election.

The party is contesting all of Boston’s seven seats on the council.

He told the crowd he hopes to follow that up with an ‘earthquake in British politics’ by winning next year’s European elections.

He added: “Whatever happens UKIP is not going to win the next general election. What we could do is get a significant number of MPs.”

He went on to say: “If we are ever in a position to form a coalition with one of the parties we would only do on two conditions.

“Stop the unrestricted flow of migrant labour and give people the chance to have a referendum to decide their own future.”