WHAT an unedifying sight to see all the political parties thrashing about after UKIP’s success in the European and English council elections.

We’ve seen it all before.

I firmly believe that UKIP will be a passing phase like the BNP. The people of Wales and Britain have a proud tradition of welcoming refugees – the Irish fleeing the potato famine, Jews escaping the Nazi horror, Ugandan Asians forced to leave by Idi Amin. Senior Tory politicians predicted rivers of blood; but those refugees have enriched our communities and created the tolerant society we value.

Enjoy your little spot in the sun while you can, Nigel Farage. Your party will end up in the political dustbin, after it tears itself apart like all the others.

Ray Davies Pandy Road Caerphilly