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…and so was this – UKIP stumble June 6, 2014

Posted by WorldbyStorm in British Politics.
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The UKIP challenge in Newark always appeared, to me at least, to be over-hyped (not least by the media). And so it proved. Yet again the ability of first past the post to soak up political insurgencies is demonstrated. Not that UKIP might not win an odd seat here or there at the next UK election, but…

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1. Mark P - June 6, 2014

The main thing that I take from that story is that with a 71% Tory plus UKIP vote, the only solution to the Newark problem is carpet bombing.

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2. Roasted Snow - June 6, 2014

Unless things change immensely in the next 11 months UKIP will take no seats in the GE. They will though reduce Tory and Labour majorities. The big story is the collapse of the Lib Dems and the rise of the Greens! An interesting outcome of the UKIP challenge is that many young people who don’t normally vote due to apathy with the established parties are actually so abhorred by the UKIP guff they are registering to vote and that vote is going to the Greens.

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WorldbyStorm - June 6, 2014

Yes the GP rise slipped under the radar.

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3. Roasted Snow - June 6, 2014

Farage himself is the one to watch. Where will he run? He can’t afford to lose so where?

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WorldbyStorm - June 6, 2014

Yeah, that’s very true. A loss for him would put UKIP dead in the water. Hard to know what prospects there genuinely are for him.

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