I am not a political animal but this article in The Conversation is really interesting. Alan Sked, a liberal academic and the original founder of the UK Independence Party, is clearly disgusted with Nigel Farage; calling him "dim" amongst other insults.
The central point though is that the discussion of Britain's relationship with Europe has become "obsessed with immigration... race and Islam" thus simplifying a complex topic but essentially doing so by looking in entirely the wrong direction.
Just goes to show that no good deed goes unpunished.
I blame the Europhiles. They took success for granted, never developed their institutions democratically and never updated their case. They fixed the figures to get their euro and then they broke the rules they laid down for it. They have now, I predict, lost the democratic argument they always feared and avoided, and they have probably lost the EU along with it.