profile Barnsley by-election:
1. UKIP came 2nd - and in many ways deservedly, the ECJ has gone nuts recently with a raft of costly, unnecessary and frankly pointless judgements that play into the hands of politically correct jobsworths across our Country. People are noticing this and there is only one party in the UK that is even trying to change are relationship with the EU. However, in a few weeks this splurge of 'news' will die off and with it UKIP's support.
2. The Tories came 3rd and seem very unpopular. Everyone is against the cuts, everywhere. I would expect a Northern Town will high unemployment and a state-only economy to not like 'em; but really the Country has lost the sense it had before the election to realise that things have to change. For the Tories they need to they can hold the Coalition together for another few years and hope they can persuade people to come to their senses.
3. The Labour Party will take all the wrong messages from this win - which could be ugly for them. However, the Lib Dems are finished. A week is supposedly a long time in Politics, but where do they go from here; they finished 6th!