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Reader’s Comment of the Day: Four million Ukip votes cannot be ignored


In response to Laura Perrins: What this Tory victory means for us social conservatives, Kingbingo wrote:

Based on pre-election expectations it was a bad night for Ukip. Their ‘problem’ is that they draw support pretty universally across the England and Wales leading to a massive increase in vote share, a broad swathe of 2nd places, but only one 1st place.

But if the Tories think they can ignore the many millions of Ukip votes (1 in 5 in England and Wales) just because they did not get many seats, would be like the captain of the titanic ignoring the icebergs because the vast majority of them are just under water.

It’s now clear that millions of people reject Cameroon toryism and distrust the man himself. If the Tories want a majority bigger than 2 at the next election they are going to need a leader that speaks to traditional conservatives.

This will be brought home to them vividly over the next few years as every time they have a close vote just a few MP’s getting held up in traffic is enough to rob them of their paper thin majority.

And Cameron sure as hell better actually deliver that referendum now!

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