Useless Theresa May has put Brexit in peril. Ukip won’t be irrelevant for much longer – Telegraph.co.uk

Useless Theresa May has put Brexit in peril. Ukip won’t be irrelevant for much longer – Telegraph.co.uk

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We won the Brexit referendum through a genuine cross-party campaign. The message was clear: Brexit is not about Left or Right, but right or wrong and this message brought together people who had previously fought against each other in election contests.

But Theresa May used this General Election to try to turn the Tory party into the standard bearers of Brexit, with the aim of wiping out Ukip, despite being a Remain supporter when the crunch came last year. What she misread is that many Ukip voters had come across from Labour. They wanted to hear more than just Brexit, they wanted a message of change. Something that the “strong and stable” line simply didn’t deliver upon in any way. Once Jeremy Corbyn had said he would leave the EU and that free movement of people would come to an end, he began to be seen as an equal option to Mrs May.

Mrs May lost the ensuing personality contest. Frankly,…

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