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Could this be Ukip’s day?
Telegraph [UK], by Harry Wallop

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 11/29/2012 7:03:15 AM

Rotherham is usually a staunch Labour town, but ahead of Thursday´s by-election, many locals are in the mood for change. It is a ramshackle campaign office, with a loo that has yet to be plumbed in and two deckchairs for seating. But this little property is one of the busiest places in Rotherham, with a stream of volunteers coming in and out, and camera crews setting up outside.[Snip] That all the talk is about Ukip rather than Labour, which has provided the town’s MP since 1933, is a remarkable turn of events. The by-election has been

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I knew Rotherham and its people well, several of them my uncles and aunts and my maternal grandparents too. This is truly a major breakthrough from a city population that still remembers miners v Thatcher in the not too distant past.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Altoona, 11/29/2012 7:49:26 AM     (No. 9038940)

Dare we hope this is a harbinger? I am not up on UK politics but admire Farage. Is Ukip analogous to the Tea Party in many ways?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 11/29/2012 7:57:20 AM     (No. 9038952)

There are libertarian elements of Ukip (see other article posted) but their biggest concern is Europe, specifically the EU vis-a-vis the UK´s national sovereignty.

Idiotic rules flowing from Brussels make great fodder for outraged editorials but the reality remains: governments attempting to implement socialism without having the courage to admit same have outsourced the implementation to faceless bureaucrats on the continent. And, of course, all the bureaucrats are Marxist to the core.

It is grimly ironic that a group/party dedicated to national identity and sovereignty are a) a curiosity and b) a small minority.

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