UKIP hasn’t gone away

Yesterday’s Lord Ashcroft poll casts light on its chances of winning Westminster seats – and on where Nigel Farage might stand.

Iain Dale: The idiocy of Lord Oakeshott

Plus: What Salmond wouldn’t do if the BBC was on fire. Cable’s slow boat to China. How I voted. With a luvvie on Marr. An unconventional interview response. And: I’m staying!

The Ten Creators of UKIP

From illiberal liberals to the Daily Express, Nigel Farage to David Cameron, here are the factors that delivered UKIP’s success.