James Forsyth James Forsyth

Ukip is here to stay – especially if Labour wins

We have entered an age of four-party politics

UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage arrives at Parliament on October 13, 2014 in London, England. New UKIP Member of Parliament Douglas Carswell has become the UKIP's first MP after stepping down as a Conservative and forcing a by-election in his constituency of Clacton-on-Sea - which he won with 21,113 votes - a majority of 12,404. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

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