Friday, May 23, 2014

Surge by UKIP Throws British Labour Into Crisis

At Telegraph UK, "Surge by Ukip throws Labour into crisis for general election":

Ed Miliband's hopes of winning 2015 general election severely undermined by Nigel Farage's success in the local elections.

Ed Miliband's hopes of winning next year’s general election were seriously undermined by the UK Independence Party’s surge in the local and European elections on Friday.

Nigel Farage proclaimed that Ukip had become a “serious player” in British politics after it managed to win council seats in traditional Labour strongholds – and areas which Mr Miliband must secure if he is to become prime minister.

Previously, Ukip’s major advances had largely been at the expense of the Conservatives, who also continued to suffer in the latest polls.

The development saw Labour MPs openly attacking their leader with members of the shadow cabinet at odds over how to counter the emerging Ukip threat.
More at the Independent UK, "Local elections 2014: Ukip makes major gains as Labour takes Tory flagship Hammersmith and Fulham."

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