Matthew Parris Matthew Parris

Ukip isn’t a national party. It’s a Tory sickness

Understand that, and much that seems mysterious about it becomes clear

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It can happen that something ought to feel wrong yet somehow doesn’t; and you wonder whether this means that in some deep way it could be right. Take for example a discussion on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Saturday last week. The subject was the rise of the ‘Teflon’ United Kingdom Independence Party.

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