UKIP leader Nigel Farage is confident that his party can oust the Lib Dems from their position as the most unpopular major force in British politics.
Following Nick Clegg and co's woeful 6th spot in the recent Barnsley by election (their candidate finished behind the BNP and an Independent), Farage is sure that his band of disaffected Tories can overtake the poorer half of the coalition government.
The United Kingdom Independence Party was formed in 1993 in protest at the UK govenrment's continued flirtation with the European Union.
While its initial policies were all about trumpeting their Euroscepticism, they also campaigned on a platform of libertarianism and social justice, but have since widened their remit to target immigration and passport control.
Farage is intending to introduce a bill into the Commons that will strengthen police powers to "stop and search any mildly swarthy citizen who looks suspicious, is walking with their hands in their pockets and won't look straight in the eyes of the nearest police officer".
The MEP for South England is sure that, if UKIP espouse this policy direction, they will soon usurp the Lib Dems as the major party most hated by their own followers and their rivals.