Farage Fights for Seat as UKIP Tries to Build on Gains

April 17, 2015 6:39 AM

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Saul Webster enjoys a good tipple, and nobody begrudges him one. But that doesn't make it good politics for the retired schoolteacher to pose for a campaign event with Nigel Farage, the UK Independence Party leader, while carrying a bottle of hard cider and a half-drained glass.

He looks crestfallen as a UKIP functionary discretely removes the drink from his hands before the gathered media horde starts snapping away at Farage and his backers in front of an anti-immigration billboard at the foot of the White Cliffs of Dover.

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