Well it is all over at Eastleigh and once again UKIP almost pulled it off! It is really quite frustrating even though they are making huge progress. What I find even more frustrating is that, in a period when this country is really under threat from front line politicians following orders, so many people can't be bothered to walk down to a polling station.
The LibDems must have been acting locally in Eastleigh in a much better manner than their national counterparts because despite the sleaze wafting out of Westmonster they still clung onto a majority. Clearly the split down the middle Tories got what they deserved and the Cameron led socialists, who pretend to be Tories, have been rumbled.
I have long thought that outside of the immigrant areas in the south Labour is an irrelevance and Eastleigh aptly demonstrated it. They are relying immensely on the votes from the incomers in the major cities. Most of us can see right through their policy devoid leadership who continually sound like broken records and boring ones at that.
I am somewhat disappointed but there is little doubt that for the LibDems Eastleigh is a one off. They are reportedly only polling 8% nationally which considering the recent dreadful performance from Nick Clegg is far too high. The only party with consistent momentum is UKIP. I suspect they would do better if the postal vote racket was investigated. I still believe that the only people who should qualify for a postal vote are those living abroad on government service.
Onwards then towards the European elections in May where the people can give another demonstration of apathy!