Is this the end for Ukip?

Posted by ap507 at Jun 09, 2017 04:44 PM |
Dr Richard Whitaker writes article for The Guardian following 2017 General Election
Is this the end for Ukip?

Dr Richard Whitaker

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Dr Richard Whitaker has written an article for The Guardian following the 2017 General Election results.

The article argues that Ukip has had a disastrous election, but that its activists will feel renergised by the prospect of hard Brexit under threat

In the article he says: "This has been a disastrous election for Ukip. Its vote share puts it at an even lower level than in 2005. In the 10 seats in which it achieved its best results in 2015, it has averaged only 8% of the vote this time around, compared with 32% two years ago. On top of all this, it now faces a leadership election to choose its fourth different leader in two years, after the resignation of Paul Nuttall. Nevertheless, while its support has collapsed, Ukip’s loyal band of activists will surely feel their work is not yet done, given the uncertainty the election result poses for the Brexit process."

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