The characters change but, essentially, the plot remains the same. The old order is being thrown out. Populists of a leftist, rightist and nationalist bent are thriving.
I’m afraid to say we made the wrong choice as Ukip are beginning to prove time and time again their insignificance in Europe.
A confident stance on the economy will offer people hope to combat Farage's despair.
While some welcomed her effective sacking as ruthless leadership, others have denounced it as panicked and disloyal.
Voters who feel betrayed by the modern world do not want tinkering at the edges of the status quo.
Mark Reckless becomes the second ever elected Ukip MP.
A new poll shows 26 per cent would vote for a Green candidate capable of winning, compared to 24 per cent for Ukip.
Polls have now opened in the constituency where immigration dominates debate, and Ukip is poised to seize power from the Tories.
Losses to Ukip mean the party has failed to gain any ground since 2010.
A fundamental economic tension runs through Ukip.