Without UKIP there would be no 2017 EU referendum. But if the Out side wins they could become irrelevant because they "won". If the In side wins they could become irrelevant because they "lost". They need to resolve the paradox, via a massive new push in political ideas, and electoral reform
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
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?
A couple of thick Romanian -- if indeed they were Romanian -- "protestors" who wouldn't know a "Nazi" from a fried egg, started causing problems at a rally and Nigel Farage stayed away. That's supposed to be embarrassing to UKIP! (See UPDATE: The "Romanians" were indeed fake)
Purple has had a great innings and done some batting for UKIP but despite its advantages as both a halfway-house between Labour and the Conservatives it fails to confer the right message in terms of values, ideology and loyalty