And who, pray, is supposed to pay for UKIP's local referendums on any and everything?
It really is very high time to get over referendums. Totally foreign and deeply flawed. Their advocacy by ostensible defenders of parliamentary sovereignty, or of any sort of distinctively British political culture, is as utterly Pythonesque as such people's advocacy of directly elected mayors or directly elected sheriffs.
The aim should be better parliamentarians and better councillors, although neither of those is the same thing as parliamentarians or councillors who would give the saloon bar foghorns whatever they happened to want to rant about that week.
Key to this must be the restoration of the proper powers both of Parliament and of local government.