The Catholic vote used to be Labour territory. But UKIP -- with the backing of one in seven UK Catholics -- is encroaching here as in so many areas. We have a Eurosceptic Pope, and people are taking note
The mansion tax punishes Londoners who may not necessarily be truly well off. Labour is pushing one as a populist class-war policy designed only to benefit Labour’s hopeless struggle to win back its core voter base up North
Experience has proved one thing beyond peradventure. If your idea of politics is to slag-off the opposition by insult and muck-raking, the electorate will punish you for it. UKIP thus wins every time the old political parties and media show their true and fading colours
The Labour party has morphed into a party of anger and of envy, with malicious policies designed to divide society instead of bringing it together. Because they offer working people nothing, they're vulnerable to both UKIP and the Tories
The Tory sexting (non) scandal is a storm in a tea cup. No-one cares about politicians' sex lives any more. The Reckless defection to UKIP is quite another matter and the Tory conference is buzzing with talk about its implications. Do they get it? Judge for yourself
Let's nail this immediately. Mark Reckless's defection to UKIP means that UKIP now has the next election in its hands. David Cameron must beg for an electoral pact with UKIP... and on UKIP's terms. Got that Dave?
Even though UKIP won the European elections it could have got an extra 235,000 votes if it wasn't for an extraordinary con trick that was on the ballot paper itself. What sort of trick can we expect at the general election in 2015?
Cameron is too much of an opinion-poll-chasing, cosy insider in deference to the chattering classes. Dumping the principled and able Michael Gove and losing Douglas Carswell via defection to UKIP are two sides of Dave's losing coin. 2015 may not be pretty for the Tories
It's a great day for UKIP. But the new politics is not going to happen unless the gigantic road-block of an electoral system no longer fit for purpose is removed. For the new politics, it's proportional representation or bust
UKIP and its Polish allies are breaking new ground, almost literally. The UK and Poland should be pushing for more cooperation on shale gas, and energy security generally. A beautiful friendship is born