**Due to national press interest, this debate has been uploaded early. The full Michaelmas 2014 program will be uploaded in mid December** In the Chair: Tim Squirrell, President of the Union (Michaelmas 2014) The rise of UKIP represents the most serious threat in a generation to the dominance of the political establishment. In this debate we ask whether this and the issues it has thrust to the forefront of national politics is a positive development. Proposition (2:22) Patrick O'Flynn is currently an MEP and UKIP's economic spokesman. In 2014 he was appointed as the Director of Communications for UKIP. (37:40) Peter Bone is the Conservative MP for Wellingborough. He is on the right wiing of the Tory party, supporting both socially and fiscally conservative positions and policies. (1:19:02) James Carver has been the UKIP MEP for the West Midlands since the 2014 election. 0) Patrick O'Flynn is currently an MEP and UKIP's economic spokesman. In 2014 he was appointed as the Director of Communications for UKIP. Floor speeches: (26:30-37:35) and (1:03:10-1:18:55) Opposition (13:20) Rupert Myers is a barrister and writer for multiple publications, including GQ, the Guardian and the Spectator. He is also an ex-Unionite. (51:03) Vicky Ford is Conservative Party MEP for the East of England. She has experience in the finance industry, and sits on a number of economic and industrial committees in the European Parliament. (1:30:48) Ben Adams is a Philosophy student at Cambridge. He is a competitive debater who reached the finals of the World Universities Debating Championship this year. The House Divided: Ayes: 13% Noes: 63% Abstentions: 24% The motion is thus rejected.