Honestly, not really.
Don’t get me wrong. I am no fan of Farage or UKIP. Realisticaly, their 4m votes were going to get minced by the FPTP system anyway.
I don’t think that’s right, btw, but that’s the reality.
That said, that the Tories had to cheat to keep him out is shit, for them, because it make them look crap, for him, because he doesn’t get his little victory and for the country, because if this little prat had been in Parliament. his record on domestic policy suggests he’d be eviscerated.
Farage was at his best bouncing out broadsides in the EU Parliament. His domestic campaign was fucking dire.
I do worry about 4m people voting and not getting a single MP from their party elected, when 28K secures a constituency that votes DUP.