UKIP did well on 4th June However in incredibly favourable circumstances their share of the vote went up by only 0.3% on 2004. This shows what a good performance 2004 was when of course there was no credit crisis or MP's expenses scandal to damage the Labour party. The test will be what UKIP does with this new good result to further the cause of UK withdrawal from the EU. Only time will tell.
Even Farage admits the good result in 2004 was pissed away. Let us hope it is different this time but I do not see what getting MEP's elected does to get us out of the EU. It only adds legitimacy to an organisation whose legitimacy we do not accept. I don't think the result will be any different this time. The strategy is wrong.