"There is an alternative scenario to the one espoused in your leading article. Ukip does not just take votes from the Conservatives; it takes votes from across the political spectrum from people who are disillusioned with the three main parties. A situation could arise at the next election where votes for Ukip do not necessarily mean a Labour government but a coalition of Conservatives and Ukip, however unpalatable that may be to the upper echelons of Conservative Central Office. This would mean, of course, that the electorate would get a referendum on EU membership sooner rather than later."
David Samuel-Camps, Eastleigh, Hants in the Daily Telegraph