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Professor Tim Bale, Britain’s populist Ukip party is imploding


Ukip, which pushed Britain toward its historic decision to leave the European Union, was circling the drain in spectacular, surreal, public fashion, reports the Washington Post. Contributing to the article, Professor Tim Bale said, “It’s an open question, where do the Ukip voters go? Some might be captured by the Conservative Party, but the Tories are undeniably part of the establishment.” He added: “It’s not fair to say all the members of Ukip are the working-class losers of globalization, but at the same time, many of them might see the Tories as a party in support of the rich and the business interests, and not them.”
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