UKIP who last week announced their most successful election result to date, in the Staffordshire South by-election have finally come to terms with reality.
UKIP leader Roger Knapman today announced that UKIP will not field a candidate in the up coming Cheadle by election, in effect confirming UKIP's lack of support and resources.
The move is highly embarrassing for Britain's self styled fourth political party. Following last week's by-election in Staffordshire South, UKIP claimed that "The rise in UKIP support shows that people want to send a clear message to Tony Blair about the EU." Unfortunately the masses of UKIP supporters in Cheadle will now be denied this opportunity.