UK 6 March 2011 Ukip celebrates the Barnsley effect Nigel Farage says: “I love Europe. I’ve drunk more Rioja than anyone alive!” Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up 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 executive opinion editor of the Financial Times. He was formerly managing editor of Prospect and culture editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe To stay on top of global affairs and enjoy even more international coverage subscribe for just £1 per month!