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Image caption: Nigel Farage following a press conference in Dover on Tuesday

Nigel Farage is one of the most influential politicians of our time. Maybe you love him, maybe you really don’t.

He has made it his life’s work to disrupt, delight, dismay, horrify, and he reckons he is not done yet.

We reporters squeezed into an upstairs room of the Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club, overlooking the English Channel.

He had already announced that he wouldn’t try to win a seat in Parliament himself at this election, prompting a reporter from The Sun to tease him that he was a chicken.

He argued that from the bitter experience of more than half a dozen defeats, he had little chance of success without working a seat for months in advance.

More from Farage’s speech yesterday.