It seems to me they are only indulging in the things that the proper parties have indulged in over many years, so they are learning. Louse Minchin could get nowhere near him on BBC Breakfast TV this morning despite the producer screaming questions into her ear.
UKIP director of communications Patrick O'Flynn highlighted the Conservatives' use of actors when William Hague led the party.He said: "The vast majority of people used in political poster campaigns are actors. It is totally standard practice.
"It is nonsense for the Conservative Party to try and depict this as anything out of the ordinary. For example, the people depicted in the Conservatives' "You paid the taxes..." campaign under William Hague were actors.
Despite all and any evidence to the contrary, people believe that MEPS and the European Parliament has no power, no influence. Thus they may feel it is safe to elect the likes of Farage who will speak up but can't do any damage. Similar to the local elections where there is a strong perception that local councillors have no real power, either. I quite like this "kick the main parties up the backside" idea though I dislike UKIP, UKIP member and UKIP councillors and am happy to put it on record that I am not now nor ever have been a supporter of the parties or its policies, actual or implicit.