The local elections are being broadcast as a real breakthrough for UKIP.
Out of approximately 3,500 contested council seats, so far they have gained around 150.
That is 4%.
They are expected to do way better in the EU elections, but their achievements in the Local elections shouldn't be over stated.
Another interesting tidbit is that UKIP have made no headway in London. I suspect that this is because London is actually multicultural and the people dont mind, whereas places with less immigrants have more fears about mlticulturalism and immigration.
Saying that though, their rise is another sign of the tides of racist britain.