Sunday, 27 February 2011

Third place for UKIP in Barnsley?

According to a poll for the Mail on Sunday, UKIP is on target to come third in the Barnsley by-election next week.

The poll by Survation has Labour way out in front with 63% of the vote, the Conservative & ΛEuropean Unionist Party second with 13%, UKIP on 9%, the Limp Dims in fourth with 6%, "other" on 5% and the BNP in last with 4%.

Guido is currently leading with "Clegg Set To Be Humiliated by the Miner’s Daughter" referring, of course, to the UKIP candidate, Jane Collins.  I have a sneaking suspicion that Guido has a bit of a soft spot for UKIP as the only anti-establishment party that isn't full of racists and lunatics.

In December we were celebrating consolidating our fourth place position and inching closer to the Lib Dems, now we're snapping on their heels in a by-election.  I guess it's true what they say - give them enough rope and they'll hand themselves.