UKIP don’t need MPs, personality Paul Nuttall claimed as he braced his party for electoral wipe-out next month.
The party has plunged to 2 per cent in the polls but he insisted Ukip can still be the “guard dogs of Brexit” but a voice in Parliament and likely a swell in recognition after the election.
Ukip was all-but wiped out in the internal elections last month as electorate flocked to the Tories and that trend is approaching to be matched at the election next month.
And the party is station in just 377 seats – hardly half of the country – as it struggles to find wannabe MPs and faces a appropriation crisis.
Asked how Ukip can still change British politics but MPs, the under-fire Mr Nuttall said: “It doesn’t really matter how many MPs you have.
“If you consider back to 2013, we forced the then British primary apportion David Cameron in to charity a referendum he never wanted to give. We didn’t have an MP at that time.
“What Ukip needs to do is be electorally viable, going up in the polls, needs to be doing good in internal elections and we envision after this election Ukip will go up almost and we will do very good indeed.”