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Could this be Ukip’s day?

Publié par Clifford Armion le 29/11/2012

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Harry Wallop

It is a ramshackle campaign office, with a loo that has yet to be plumbed in and two deckchairs for seating. But this little property is one of the busiest places in Rotherham, with a stream of volunteers coming in and out, and camera crews setting up outside.
The former clothes boutique – “two floors of fashion” is still written on the front window – is home to the UK Independence Party’s campaign in the South Yorkshire town. Today, Rotherham goes to the polls in a parliamentary by-election. That all the talk is about Ukip rather than Labour, which has provided the town’s MP since 1933, is a remarkable turn of events.
The by-election has been called because Denis MacShane, who as a Labour MP at one point enjoyed a 71 per share of the vote, has stepped down in disgrace after he fiddled his expenses. The assumption until a week ago was that however much the town disapproves of his behaviour, it would return another Labour MP. “You could put a red rosette on a donkey and it would get voted in,” says Peter Downey, owner of The Master Barber’s Shop.
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"Could this be Ukip’s day? ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2012. Consulté le 17/04/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/could-this-be-ukip-s-day-