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Have your say: A new era for British politics?

By DaveCDM  |  Posted: May 23, 2014

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As the first results from yesterday's elections across the UK come in, it is clear there has been a surge in the number of votes for UKIP.

The party has already gained 90 seats overnight, and looks set to make further inroads as more seats are declared through the day.

Party leader Nigel Farage has told party members this morning: "The UKIP fox is in the Westminster hen house."

Do you think these results mean the start of a new era for UK politics, or will the party's vote disappear at next year's general election, as it did in 2010?

Did you vote for UKIP yesterday in the European elections, and will you do so again in 12 months time?

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  • cornwall999  |  May 26 2014, 2:06PM
  • Charlespk  |  May 26 2014, 11:12AM

    Feeling a bit foolish now are you Doit? . A Ukip wipe out. The Nation's gone Purple.

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  • Doitdreckley  |  May 25 2014, 1:09PM

    Anybody would think UKIP won the local elections. They didn't. Labour did. As for a UKIP Tory coalition the Tories simply cannot lance the Euro boil. The left of that party are Europhiles who would clear off to the Liberals. Ukip want more than the Tories can give eg an end to gay marriage. Fact is even "conservative" people in this country don't mind gay marriage and love the NHS. The Tories have a huge problem.

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  • KernowCarl  |  May 24 2014, 3:03PM

    I'm old enough to remember the last 'new era for British politics': the founding of the SDP. They won 25% of the national vote at the general election at one point (more than Ukip probably ever will). They then faded into obscurity. If a fundamentally decent party like the SDP couldn't survive, then history doesn't augur well for Ukip, a party based on xenophobia, ignorance and intolerance. 22 May 2014 will almost certainly be remembered as Ukip's high point, during a Princess Diana-esque moment of public hysteria. It is odd that Ukip has relatively good support in Cornwall, whose economy would be down the pan without EU funding.

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  • josdave  |  May 24 2014, 12:42PM

    As someone who feels completely ignored by the three main parties when it comes to the sovereignty of a British parliament being overruled by Brussels I voted UKIP and will again. Those who think this is a protest vote will have a rethink after the general election because there will be some big upsets for the three main parties who regard us with such arrogance.

  • Charlespk  |  May 24 2014, 12:08PM

    So again you are happy to insult a large proportion the British population KernowCar with your bigoted views. All rather similar to your attitude to Christians and Christianity in this Christian country of ours wouldn't you say?

  • KernowCarl  |  May 24 2014, 11:39AM

    So around 15% of the UK population are bigots who are happy to vote for BNP-lite. Hardly a great revelation.

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  • Charlespk  |  May 24 2014, 10:22AM

    London has almost become like a 'foreign country' now. The low vote there after the media's 'UKIP Witch Hunt' was no surprise. The rest of the 'Our Country' want action, not just more EU deceit.

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  • Charlespk  |  May 24 2014, 10:15AM

    London has a

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  • Charlespk  |  May 24 2014, 10:09AM

    @Doitdreckley, For once I agree with you Doit, but we are coming very close to the tipping point now, but "Softly, Softly, Catchee Monkey" says Nigel. An old English proverb founded by a boy scout, meaning: "Don't flurry; patience gains the day". . Nigel is winning the day. The European results will 'shock', and Cameron will have to blink. . Better a deal and future coalition with UKIP than disaster with Lib-Dems, for which there is a palpable hatred in many 'quarters'. http://tinyurl.com/pmp5t2m (open in a new window)