Farage's self serving strategy is to concentrate UKIP's effort and resources on the 2014 European elections for the EU red herring, pointless powerless useless parliament. This will ensure about one million Euros in the back pocket of every UKIP nominee selected by Farage. That's all the Farage plan can achieve but it does come with a huge downside for those of us who want get our country back for our children.
It does not matter how many MEPs UKIP gets they cannot free our country. The power to do that resides solely at Westminster with MPs who will be elected in June 2015. Let us be generous to Farage and say UKIP wins 40% of the vote in the Europeans. That will make UKIP the biggest party on share of the vote and would push the Tories into 3rd place with Labour 2nd. The turnout will be around 25% at best. UKIP's will be clearly seen as a protest vote aimed at giving LibLabCon a good kicking
This will however result in something like 30 UKIP MEPs. Great until you look at who these people are likely to be. There's more than one Godfrey Bloom in UKIP or as Warren Buffet frequently says, "There is never just one cockroach in the kitchen." These heirs to Bloom will be paraded up and down the land by the pro EU BBC and shown wading into the brown stuff week in week out until the General Election campaign starts in earnest. Great propaganda for the EU philes.
The Tory dish UKIP message will be vote UKIP get Labour. Look what happened in the Europeans and by the way look at the idiots UKIP have cue lots more of heir to Bloom TV footage repeated ad nausem. Do you really want to vote for these clowns and let Labour in? Red Ed will of course be helping with his back to the 70s version of Socialism.
Thus the better UKIP does in the Europeans the more MEP heirs to Bloom there will be running around the TV studios when they should be keeping their heads down and cleaning behing their fridge. The LibLab spin machine will also be running this cycle rubbishing UKIP. UKIP does have some members able to hold their own in TV dates but hardly any are on UKIP slates as they do not have the Farage seal of approval. The LabCon campaign will wipe the floor with those elected.
So the bigger the UKIP vote in 2014 elections that don't matter the better it will be for the Tories in 2015 in the election that does matter. I still think Labour will win an overall Westminster majority with a well merited collapse in the LibDem vote and MP numbers. It will be back to good old fashioned two party politics. The vestigeal LibDems BBC friends will ensure they will still remain well represnted on QT etc. These will be seasoned with some UKIP MEP heirs to Bloom to ram home the fruit cakes and loony message. And what of UKIP MPs? Don't be silly there won't be any and there won't be any in/out referendum either.