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After Rotherham, Ukip is now a
national populist party – a magnet
for anger at the British establishment

Telegraph [UK], by Tim Stanley

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 11/30/2012 5:30:09 AM

I guess Rotherham’s social services are going to have their work cut out after last night’s key by-election result--it seems there are far more children with Ukip voting parents than previously expected… Ukip placed a confident second, taking their highest ever share of the vote in a by-election. You might say that this was just another case of a small, motivated band of voters letting off steam in an off-cycle contest--but it still represents a significant breakthrough. Ukip is only supposed to be a middle class, ex-Tory vote--the golf club fringe of conservatism. But Rotherham isn’t Tunbridge Wells;

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Very heartening and I hope it brings the necessary enthusiasm for voting Ukip instead of the tired old Conservatives and destructive Labourites.

Please read the whole thing--you´ll find lots of similarities between us and UK voters in Stanley´s article. Please, somebody with the funds, get Nigel Farage over here for some speeches!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 11/30/2012 6:38:50 AM     (No. 9040691)

There seems to be a groundswell forming around it similar to the Tea Party movement here. God bless us every one!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Phil_hk, 11/30/2012 7:00:27 AM     (No. 9040712)

The problem is the UKIP will never win until the majority of Brits give up on the NHS

Socialism is addictive

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Yephora, 11/30/2012 9:16:05 AM     (No. 9040959)

Wonderful to read some good political news, even though it´s not in America. These days you take it wherever you can get it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 11/30/2012 9:34:26 AM     (No. 9040979)

No doubt Labour and the Tories have tacitly come to an agreement that UKIP is a grubby "populist" movement that must be defeated by the usual methods. To survive, UKIP develop other assets to rely on besides Farage´s eloquence and savvy. Right now, UKIP stands in exactly the same place that Labour stood in
in the 1890´s - early 1900´s, when it was a tiny radical party challenging the powerful and established Conservative and Liberal parties.

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