If the party wins upwards of five per cent of the vote in 2015 but fails to win a single seat, our voting system will be called into question again.
Labour has learned lessons from the Lib Dem campaign in Eastleigh last year.
Farage is relying on misconceptions about the scale, purpose and outcomes of aid spending to argue for this cynical raid.
After Farage's promise to "cause an earthquake", anything less than first in the European elections will be deemed a failure - and the polls suggest Labour may well win.
In the form of UKIP, the toxic extreme right has been sidelined by a more competent radical right force.
UKIP has surged into second place but it won't be troubling Labour next Thursday.
The party should radically devolve power and budgets to bridge the gap between "representative" and "responsible" government.
If the left could get a few more "normal" people into politics, perhaps it wouldn’t be left to the reactionary right to shake up the political establishment.
The former UKIP MEP resorts to ableism during a debate at the Oxford Union.
Uniforms for taxi drivers? Old-fashioned colours on trains? Just some of the crap UKIP included in its manifesto for the 2010 election, as revealed to Nigel Farage on the Daily Politics.