Worse, Nigel Farage has been likened to Jesus by Ukip's Commonwealth spokesman, Winston McKenzie. The Eurosceptic "army" was behind their leader, who can "do no wrong".
"Jesus was one man, we're his army. Farage is one man, and we’re his army and that's what it's all about", he says. "Farage is like (non-stick) Teflon – he can do no wrong. Everywhere he goes, it doesn't matter what he says or does - he gets away with it".
This must be having an efffect in the polls. Richard North today did the same:
"we see today a Guardian/ICM poll which puts Ukip on 14 percent, down from the heady heights of 19-20 percent it was getting in October/November.
The latest YouGov poll poll has 16 percent – up from 14 percent over the weekend, but again down from the peaks it was getting earlier."
The latest IPSOS Mori poll after the RN blog confirms this:
The wheels are coming off. UKIP support has lost 6 points since I went on holiday from 20% to around 14 %
I don't care what happens to UKIP. A party whose leaders Farage and Johny come lately Helmer take the EU 30 pieces of silver against the vote of their members deserves a good kicking come May. I want to get my country out of the EU. UKIP will never achieve that with Farage as leader. For the sake of our cause Farage has to be got rid of and the anti EU argument pre May articulated by Carswell & Congdon.