The Staggers 6 March 2011 Ukip celebrates the Barnsley effect Nigel Farage says: “I love Europe. I’ve drunk more Rioja than anyone alive!” Print HTML One of the beneficiaries of the Liberal Democrats' disastrous performance in the Barnsley by-election was the UK Independence Party, whose candidate Jane Collins came second only to Labour. This weekend, Ukip has been celebrating that result at its spring conference in Scarborough. Its leader, Nigel Farage, addressed the conference yesterday. You can watch his speech here: › Bradley Manning’s lawyer speaks out Jonathan Derbyshire is Managing Editor of Prospect. He was formerly Culture Editor of the New Statesman. From only £1 per week Subscribe More Related articles The Fire Brigades Union reaffiliates to Labour - what does it mean? John Gray on the future of the state on the NS Podcast Could Labour lose the Oldham by-election?