With the European and local council election results almost out of the way it will be interesting to see which parties change their policies. It isn't just the Labour party in crisis, the Lib Dems did rather poorly even though they were not greatly implicated in the expenses row. The conservatives would fare poorly at the next general election if they continue to lose votes to the UKIP, even the No2EU party secured 1% of votes. Add to that the votes for the BNP and you have almost 24% of the electorate who voted for anti-EU parties. Many of these protest votes of course. You'd think that Cameron would be mad not to, at the very least, promise a referendum, however that would cause him all sorts of problems within his party. I'm sure Ken Clarke would dust off his soap box. The UKIP on the other hand is looking to field 500 candidates at the next election, would they really disband if Cameron turned Euro skeptic? You get the feeling that the conservatives are assuming that UKIP supporters will vote tactically to dump labour out of power. Without a clear policy on the matter, and possibly with a year to go, you do wonder whether Cameron's complete lack of policies could bite him on the arse as more people opt for the certainty and stated goals of the euro skeptic parties. Last time they only polled 2% however Daniel Hannan in particular seems to have got his message across rather well, disatisfaction with the major parties is at an all time high and the Lisbon treaty would make a Euro superstate an actuality.