The UK results are especially revealing – and gratifying. Much attention has been given to the BNP’s gains, but I think it much more significant that the UKIP (which is anti-EU without the racist baggage) has suddenly become the go-to third party in the UK and even polled ahead of Labour. The
And, of course, Labour got slaughtered, not only losing to the Tories and the UKIP overall but polling behind other parties in a number of regions. You have to go back several decades to find a worse result for Labour.
The message is unmistakable – UK voters have had it with both Labour’s Gulag UK and Gulag EU.
The Tories also had better listen and listen well. Voters do not want a lighter shade of Labour.