One of Nigel Farage’s bodyguards has been overheard threatening a member of the public as the UKIP leader campaigned in South Thanet.
Farage was in Broadstairs with his entourage of UKIP supporters and journalists when one of his four bodyguards told a member of the public to “step back or I’ll punch you”.
The incident was brushed off by Farage, who has been keen during the campaign to appear as a man of the people. Despite a collection of hecklers booing him he was more than happy to stop and pose for photos with supporters and children.
Away from the bodyguards, Farage was impressive with his words answering numerous questions that were thrown at him by members of the public. One question given to him by a man was whether he would have to pay to see his local GP under UKIP policy. Farage denied, saying it was a lie made up by Labour. The same man later told ITV that he did not believe a word that Farage said and that he would not be voting for him come the election.
A recent leaked UKIP commissioned poll of the Kent contituency showed Farage behind Tory candidate Craig Mackinlay and only one point ahead of Labour’s candidate Will Scobie. Certainly if Farage is to overcome his competitors in the general election in just under a month he will have to do a better job of convincing members of the public like this that he is the man to bring change to the UK, and maybe keeping a closer eye on his bodyguard.