Ukip leader is open to coalition with Tories
TAP. Farage is right. A vote for UKIP which sends support into the teens forces the end of the Lib Dem coalition, and the seeking of an alternative coalition partner. Farage needs MPs though. He needs regional strongpoints, and not a marzipan layer of votes across the country. (to use one of his own phrases). Where is UKIP’s regional strongpoint?
Or he needs a mass resignation of Conservative MPs. They talk of one or two crossing over, as they have done in the Lords and in the EP. But he needs twenty or thirty. Conservative MPs stay inside the tent despite all the talk. They resign the front bench occasionally and return to the backbenches, rather than abandon the gravy boat. A mass desertion to UKIP at he Euro elections might trigger a big enough revolt.