Read this article here [this link now works]
With the by-elections in Clacton and Heywood & Middleton by-elections coming up, it will probably be time to take stock of some of the conclusions I have drawn about the rise of UKIP. In the meantime, here is something that I wrote after the May 2014 European and local government elections, which in themselves were some second thought on a critical review of Ford and Goodwin’s Revolt on the Right I wrote earlier in the year. (read it here). The results of those elections, particularly UKIP’s gains in local government, suggest that Ford and Goodwin’s view that UKIP could make considerable gains among working class voters was more prescient than I thought.