It's a funny thing. Never mind how many millions of people vote for UKIP or how many council seats they hold (around 500 at the moment), you could pretty much bet on a BBC interviewer making this kind of crack at some stage during an interview with someone from UKIP, couldn't you?:
UKIP politician: Well, we stand for direct democracy. You know, we believe that big issues should be put to people and people should be able to call local referendums on really big issues. But you will also get, you know, with UKIP politicians at all levels, you will get people who are not afraid to speak their mind. And we’ve made some big calls in politics over the course of the last ten years, particularly about opening up the doors to former Communist countries and what it would mean for us here and we’ve been right. So if you want people to represent you who are not tied by political correctness and will stand up and fight for what they believe in, we’re the guys.
BBC interviewer: Outspoken, slightly fruity councillors who want lots of referendums. I’m not sure how popular that’s going to be.
That, of course, was Andrew Marr and Nigel Farage this morning.