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The Night of the Right:
UKIP Surge, Labour Fails to Make
Inroads in UK´s Local Elections

Breitbart London [UK], by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 5/23/2014 1:15:09 AM

At the time of publication (GMT 3:30am), the local elections in the UK was beginning to look less like a Tory slaughter, as Labour activists had hoped, and more of a ‘night of the right’ across the United Kingdom. [Snip] At this point, the Labour Party is hanging around a minus one percent change on 2012. That is a catastrophe for Ed Miliband’s party. Labour sources have already slammed the party’s approach to policy and campaigning--with MP Graham Stringer heaping pressure on party leader Ed Miliband. Vindicated in his decision, Labour Finance and Industry Group member jumped ship to UKIP yesterday,

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Breitbart London [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/23/2014 1:15:09 AM     Post Reply
At the time of publication (GMT 3:30am), the local elections in the UK was beginning to look less like a Tory slaughter, as Labour activists had hoped, and more of a ‘night of the right’ across the United Kingdom. [Snip] At this point, the Labour Party is hanging around a minus one percent change on 2012. That is a catastrophe for Ed Miliband’s party. Labour sources have already slammed the party’s approach to policy and campaigning--with MP Graham Stringer heaping pressure on party leader Ed Miliband. Vindicated in his decision, Labour Finance and Industry Group member jumped ship to UKIP yesterday,

   

 

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