UKIP is not going to make Douglas Carswell its Leader, so he is not going to stay long in it. File under Robert Kilroy-Silk.
If Carswell's published views are UKIP policy, than it has almost nothing in common with, say, Peter Hitchens.
The whole of the Hard and Far Left, for example, also wants to withdraw from the EU.
In fact, the SLP, the Morning Star and others also uncomplicatedly want to renationalise the railways and the utilities, and to rebuild council housing, just as Hitchens does.
A long, long, long way from The Plan. How many UKIP members or voters have read that? They should. They would get quite a surprise. Roger Lord ought to be making capital out of this. The Conservative candidate at Clacton doubtless will.
(By the way, in the poll giving Carswell a 44-point lead over no Conservative candidate, 10 per cent of the sample "remembered" having voted UKIP at the last General Election. There was no UKIP candidate at Clacton at the last General Election.)
The Conservative Party, a deliberately broad affair, found it difficult enough to accommodate Douglas Carswell. UKIP, which people only join or support in the interests of their own ideological purity, stands no chance.