UKIP's biggest ever annual conference took off in a blaze of publicity with new policy announcements, tremendous speeches and an 1,700-strong crowd of members and supporters in Central Hall, Westminister.
The expo and fringe events were well attended and there was blanket press coverage of the two days' events.
A major policy announcement at the UKIP party conference in London has outlined the party's proposals to create a British Sovereign Wealth Fund for revenues made from shale gas extraction.
A policy initiative to be rolled out at the UKIP conference in London this weekend will demand that migrants coming to the UK show proof of private health insurance.
Health insurance would be made a condition of entering the UK and would see migrants issued with an NHS number on arrival to ensure access to healthcare while in the UK. Costs would then be recovered by the NHS from the insurers.
UKIP's annual conference this year is very special. We are celebrating the Party's 20th anniversary and are hosting our biggest ever conference in London at the Central Hall, Westminster this weekend.
The interminable catalogue of EU interference grinds on. The latest proposal is that we should no longer be allowed to print the Union flag or the Scottish saltire on the labels of poultry, lamb or pork products that stock our supermarkets. The proposals, as drafted, would allow the meat to to be described as being produced in this country, but not identified by the flag, or even the Tractor farms logo because it incorporates the Union Jack.
Plans by the European Commission to force all ornamental bulbs to be subject to a lengthy registration procedure have been denounced as "crazy" by UKIP MEP Nigel Farage.
Millions of voters are now turning to UKIP because they have had enough of the status quo and want something different, not because, as the Tories like to suggest, people are voting tactically to keep them from power.
UKIP is a real alternative. It is a party that means what it says and says what it means; that is unashamedly anti-EU, pro-Britain, pro-grammar school, which wants proper border controls and a smaller state with lower taxes.