Ukip, whose EU political group recently collapsed, does a deal with a far-right Polish politician to keep its funding.
The clash between those who want a tougher stance, and those who want to maintain a liberal approach, is intensifying.
It is remarkable that some in the party are drawing comfort from a rise of just 0.8 per cent in their vote.
Ukip spreading itself too thinly for the Labour vote could result in damaging splits in the People's Army.
There simply isn’t much room for the party to grow on the right.
The poll cited by the nationalists would leave Labour as the largest party.
Ukip could cost Labour several seats next year.
Following the surprise news this week that Douglas Carswell MP has defected from the Conservatives to Ukip, Nigel Farage is anticipating more Tories joining his fold.
Rather than choosing a former Ukip leader as their candidate in South Thanet, the party should have selected a liberal figure capable of winning tactical votes.