The Liberals saved their seat yesterday in Eastleigh but it was more worrying that the popularity of UKIP continues to increase. Do UKIP represent those unpalatable views that were once only held by far right parties, and give them an air of respectability.

Noone in their right minds would vote BNP or an extreme Christian party but does UKIP allow small minded people their vote of hatred and oppression in the form of a ‘legitimate’ party?