Elections: where next? : British establishment reeling after stunning Ukip victory
This is the first time in over a century that a British national poll has not been won by either Labour or the Tories, writes Ben Quinn.
As images of jubilant French far right supporters flashed on a screen at London’s European election count last Sunday, a tired-looking Conservative MEP gave an almost Gallic shrug as he waited for word of his own fate.
“It’s depressing, but then that’s France. So many people I know there are voting Front National,” he added, before glancing across at a nearby cluster of beaming United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip) supporters. Beginning to speak,...
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