Did C4 do UKIP a massive favour last night? #100DaysOfUKIP

It was all over social media last night. The fictional drama produced by Channel 4 speculating about what a possible UKIP government would be like within its first 100 days.

There was always going to be some risk this close to an election doing a drama on a party which is rising in the polls and typically uses things like this to its advantage.

Before the show even aired Ofcom had received 20 complaints about the show and whilst the image of Neil Hamilton as Deputy Prime Minister was supposed to put people off voting UKIP it appears that the programme has helped them as the bulk of social media proclaimed sympathy with the party of what was perceived as unfair treatment.

The party leader Nigel Farage had this to say on Twitter;

Do you think the programme helped UKIP?

David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs