Ed Miliband last night demanded that Nigel Farage is barred from the leaders’ debates at next year’s General Election.Yep can't have the upstarts being given airtime and let loose in the cosy club at the top now can we? Farage may not be everyone's cup of tea but he made Clegg look bad (not too difficult) and Clegg made Brown and Cameron look bad so there's a definite fear factor here. Nor are Ukip despite the others claims a one track pony, they do publish a manifesto and it does have domestic and international policies they intend to carry out, not just leave the EU.
His call came the day after Ukip leader Mr Farage trounced Nick Clegg in a second debate on Europe.
A senior Tory source indicated that the Conservatives would also seek to block Mr Farage – even though the anti-EU party has been ahead of the Liberal Democrats in the opinion polls for months.
Mr Farage last night accused the two main parties of ‘running scared’.
Millipede E has only said what all the big three are thinking, I do expect unless something dire happens that he'll get his way, but the publicity they'll give Ukip can only help that party.
Truly I believe those at the top are beginning to feel the tremors of fear that Ukip and their polling are beginning to produce and that possibly, just possibly someone is about to come along and upset the applecart...