Having spent the last week getting hot flushes whilst either backing or badmouthing UKIP, its noticeable how few Lib Dem blogs now make even a passing reference to Thursday’s by-election results.
UKIP out-performed the Liberal Democrats in all three Labour-held constituencies. The worst showing by Clegg’s party was in Rotherham where they were dumped into eighth spot by a vicar standing as an independent candidate.
Lib Dem support fell between 10-17% in the six by-elections held in November. By comparison, UKIP has seen a 3-16% increase in votes. According to some commentators, what was once regarded as a group occupying the xenophobic political fringe is fast becoming the new mainstream party of protest
Does this mean that it’s only a matter of time before David agrees with Nigel?