Hitchcock made great play of the conceit, whereby a plot device which appears to be vital importance at the beginning of the film ultimately dwindles into irrelevance by its conclusion, and so it will transpire with UKIP, as none of the mainstream parties can tackle the issues they raise without fuelling Farage's rise, and thus they will ultimately stress their progressive credentials. Labour, for instance, have no rivals to their left since the resignation of Charles Kennedy, and thus they will fill the Lib Dem vacuum by claiming the "radical centre", forcing Cameron to tack further to the right and engineering split votes similar to Eastleigh across southern England. The Tories realise that Europe, immigration and crime have comparatively less electoral weight than economic, health and educational issues, and will continue to stress the modernist vision of "The Big Society", realising that an overall majority is dependent on battling Labour, and seeking 100% of the centre-right vote will only irk Middle England. Finally, the Lib Dems are the meat in the two-party sandwich, as with their northern seats effectively lost after coalition, they will be seeking to stress their social and economic credentials, hoping that Tory difficulties will stabilise their southern bases. Ultimately, pandering to UKIP will only increase their percentage, as has been seen in similar circumstances across Europe.