Politics 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. Subscribe More Related articles Inside Big Ben: why the world’s most famous clock will soon lose its bong Jeremy Corbyn appoints Shami Chakrabarti to lead inquiry into Labour and antisemitism Is our obsession with class propping up the powerful?