Nigel Farage likes to argue he's not a normal politician. He says what he thinks and what other people think too. He certainly didn't do what other politicians are trying to do ahead of the European elections, which is expectation management. Instead, he set the bar pretty darn high for Ukip, telling his party's spring conference in Torquay that 'we can cause an earthquake on May 22nd by winning the European elections', adding 'if we top those polls, it will then give us the momentum to drive us forward to the general election a year after that'. He has set Ukip a big challenge there because if the party doesn't come first, then regardless of how well the Tories do, they can deflect the attention onto Ukip. He then set himself an even bigger challenge by saying he'd resign if Ukip failed to get an MP elected in 2015.