You are right to an extent, Dude; indeed, to a large degree. My issue is that, having found a party that panders to my EUsceptic minarchist wankfest, I would now find it very difficult to vote for a party that does not advocate that, whatever their chances.
Many people, including you and Iain Dale, have asked if I would consider returning to the Tory fold; the answer is "yes", but the EU is a fundamental sticking point for me, and you saw Letwin's response to that. If he thinks that the EU is so great, I want him to try to convince me: not take the superior "I know better than you" attitude. Further, I don't think that the EU is reformable.
In any case, I refuse to be lectured at, patronised and essentially told that I'm ignorant by a smug bastard who mentions the Stern Report in approving terms.
So, given that, I have to vote UKIP, if only to persuade the Tories that there is a strong anti-EU base in this country and that it might be nice if even one of the mainstream parties offered the option not to continue under the EU jackboot.
For fuck's sake, even the offer of an unloaded refendum would be good enough for me (and even for the majority of UKIP, I would imagine). The Tories have shown, both in rhetoric and action, that they fundamentally disagree with even asking the British people about this abso-fucking-lutely fundamental issue.
Until I see a change in both this policy and in the superior attitude of those leading the party*, I won't vote Tory. Full stop.
* Oh, yeah, and they can stick their state funding up their arse as well.