Following their success in the 2015 election, when they were able to form the Government despite only having one MP, Ukip are expecting a sweeping victory in the 2017 election whether or not they get any MPs.
Responding to Nigel Farage's claims on 'Peston on Sunday' that Theresa May is now using the same language he has been using for 20 years, Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary Tom Brake said:
"A vote for Theresa May is now a vote for Nigel Farage. There's no need for Ukip because the Conservatives have become Ukip. Nigel Farage has admitted that they are using his words and standing on his manifesto and Paul Nuttall is standing down candidates against them. Conservative voters shouldn't be fooled. They are being asked to support a party that Farage feels at home in. A vote for the Liberal Democrats is your chance to change the direction of our country and to change Britain's future."
Nigel Farage said on Any Questions that all the things he's been talking for 20 years have been adopted wholesale by Theresa May http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08ns2m4
"A party that stood on a manifesto of leaving the European Union, controlling immigration, helping small.and struggling small and medium-sized businesses and bringing back grammar schools has achieved a huge, resounding, astonishing success. That party wasn't UKIP, but four years ago that was UKIP's manifesto for these local elections
What has happened here is all the things that I've been accused of banging on about for the last 20 years or more on this programme have now been adopted wholesale by Theresa May the Prime Minister.
We have transformed the landscape of British politics in a way that no party within living memory has ever done."