The Ukip leader yesterday cancelled a BBC Radio 1 appearance and spoke out against the corporation announcing that if the UKIP gained enough votes, he would work to see it lose funding and influence.
Farage was annoyed at not being invited by the BBC to take part in the leader’s debate the night before with David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg. He said-
“Ukip are the fourth major party in British politics and that is something that has been respected by Sky, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 but not by the BBC.
“If I was in a position of power, I would take away a lot of their funding, a lot of their influence.”
Mr Farage was booed during the last leaders’ debate on April 16, where he accused the audience of being “remarkable”, “even by the left-wing standards of the BBC”. Later, a analysis of the methods used to select the audience proved that Farage had been right, and only one third of the audience leaned towards the so called political right.