It’s almost Easter, so it is also time for the Political Studies Association annual conference, held this year in Manchester. I had the great pleasure of sitting on a roundtable on UKIP with Rick Whitaker, Phil Lynch and Matt Goodwin, where we discussed the party’s support, strategy and organisation: much debate ensued. We’re producing a series of blog posts on our contributions, but out of the roundtable, another idea emerged for me that I would like to explore here.
The central idea is simply that UKIP might be about to reach a point where its current upward trajectory comes to an abrupt end. Read more