I am pleased to report some good news today:  UKIP takes lead in British polls ahead of EU parliamentary elections to be held in May.

Nigel Farage Video

Inquiring minds should watch an interesting Video Interview of UKIP leader Nighel Farage. Here’s the opening lead “The UK Independence Party has managed to win over the hearts of the British public.

Also consider UKIP Tops Independent Poll as Nation’s Favourite Party

‘The UK Independence Party is the nation’s favourite political party, a poll for The Independent on Sunday reveals today.

Voters regard Nigel Farage’s party more favourably than Labour, the Conservatives or the Liberal Democrats. The surprising finding will underline concerns inside the mainstream Westminster parties that Ukip is on course to come first in May’s European elections and could deny Labour or the Tories an outright victory in next year’s general election.

What is more, Mr Farage is favoured over Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg as a party leader, beaten only by David Cameron, the ComRes survey reveals. Ukip is the favourite choice of 27 per cent of voters, while Labour is favoured by 26 per cent. The Conservatives are next, on 25 per cent, and the Lib Dems last, on 14 per cent. Although the differences in the first three parties are within the margin of error, the findings will fuel unease inside Downing Street that the Prime Minister has failed to close down the question of Europe and that Ukip’s support remains strong.

Message to David Cameron

This shift in voter sentiment is a clear message to prime minister David Cameron: Get your head out from where the sun doesn’t shine and announce a referendum on EU membership this year.

Mike “Mish” Shedlock