Is UKIP a long term player or a flash in the pan? We don't know yet but the worrying truth is that a lot of people voted for their divisive. paranoid politics of fear. Just heard the result for Rochester and Strood where the Conservative candidate Kelly Tollhurs beat The Reckless defector to UKIP. This may be the only Tory success I applaud, but seriously Rochester and Strood should be a Labour stronghold. A solid working class constituency it has slid to the right, a victim of New Labours rush to the centre?
Ed Balls is out, what future Ed Milliband?