A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Labourlist column

My Eastleigh results analysis: http://labourlist.org/2013/03/feeling-flat-after-eastleigh/


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some interesting and good points.

A few observations on UKIP:

1. A presentable and competent candidate

2. Some local organisation. A full slate of candidates in the 2012 local elections and a reasonable vote for them.

3. The Conservative Party sought to beat UKIP by triangulation with them rather than confronting them.
This only gave credibility to their arguments and helped them.
Andrew Rawnsley yesterday commented on this in yesterday's Observer.

I hope this proves useful.

5:29 pm, March 04, 2013


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