Politicians should listen to the public mood but not be constrained by it. It should not be irreconcilable to address immigration’s problems while making a positive case for it.
The Greens are a legitimate political party, with real MPs and thousands of voters. If Ukip deserve to be on the platform, so do they.
The clash between those who want a tougher stance, and those who want to maintain a liberal approach, is intensifying.
There’s a lot of intellectualising about Ukip at present, but a simple truth is that they’re not very nice people.
Our hard-fought victory in Heywood & Middleton stands in stark contrast to the Tories' collapse in Clacton.
It is remarkable that some in the party are drawing comfort from a rise of just 0.8 per cent in their vote.
Douglas Carswell becomes Ukip's first elected MP, while the party almost wins a second seat.
Ukip threaten Labour in 2015 and beyond.
Victory is unlikely, but the local Ukip campaign think they could come within single digits tonight, as our forecast suggested this week.
Conservative HQ is very concerned about Ukip "piling on the pressure" for another Tory MP to defect.