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Silver lining - Farage has lost Thanet

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Icimoi Fri 08-May-15 10:37:22

That's it, really. Let's hope that's the beginning of the end for UKIP.

WhetherOrNot Fri 08-May-15 10:39:56

It won't be.

squoosh Fri 08-May-15 10:41:02

That cheers me greatly. Likewise Galloway's defeat.

ghostyslovesheep Fri 08-May-15 10:41:03

one little bit of bright in a sea of gloom - I'll take that x

Jelliebabe1 Fri 08-May-15 10:41:30

Has he? I cant see the result anywhere yet??? Have you got a link?

Starts warming up for a happy dance!

ilovesooty Fri 08-May-15 10:41:48


MythicalKings Fri 08-May-15 10:42:04

<turns cartwheels>

manchestermummy Fri 08-May-15 10:43:11

Respect for the people of Thanet South.

Tanith Fri 08-May-15 10:43:47

Just been confirmed!

JamNan Fri 08-May-15 10:44:30

Thank God.

Bodyinpyjamas10 Fri 08-May-15 10:44:31

And he can hardly go to Europe can he like poor old Cleggy!

This election has been so fantastic for seeing off pains in the arse.

Danny Alexander, Ed Balls, George Galloway, Vince cable and later on Nick Clegg and pehaps Ed himself.

So glad UKIP have been put in their place although I do think that's down to English voters being scared of a labour government held to ransom by the SNP.

Hey ho.

skinnyabc Fri 08-May-15 10:45:03

Good news!grin

ragged Fri 08-May-15 10:45:21

On Radio 4-5 now, sounds firm result?

AWholeLottaNosy Fri 08-May-15 10:46:13

UKIP got over 3.5 million votes though, that's not an inconsiderable amount...

MrsGentlyBenevolent Fri 08-May-15 10:47:05

Exactly what I said, the silver lining that will get me through the next 5 years. Hope he quits and disappears wherever Nick Griffin went to.

Sickoffrozen Fri 08-May-15 10:47:25

Doubt it will be the end of them. 3.8m people voted for them!

TravellingToad Fri 08-May-15 10:48:50

UKIP got TWICE the number of votes that the SNP got. They're now considerably more popular than Lib Dem. They're a solid 3rd party in Britain.

partialderivative Fri 08-May-15 10:49:48

Yes, UKIP get 12.6% of vote, but just one seat. SNP get 4.8% of vote, and come home with 56 seats.

All praise fptp!

Morelikeguidelines Fri 08-May-15 10:59:44

I have often said l would never vote tory. But if I lived in thanet I would have done.

squoosh Fri 08-May-15 11:05:04

I wonder how much money Nige has dropped on his Thanet bid.

ThreeBeanRap Fri 08-May-15 11:11:52

So pleased about this, I hope he now fucks off and Ukip go the way of the BNP.

Kewcumber Fri 08-May-15 11:14:57

I've never been so glad of a first past the post system!

But they will claim a moral victory with 12.5% of the vote and will not bugger off.

For a party who's main manifesto pledge is to control imigrations its odd how their only MP presides over an area of beleow the national average of people born outside the UK - 4% confused Maybe they are a particularly scary 4%?

DamnBamboo Fri 08-May-15 11:16:21

That's it, really. Let's hope that's the beginning of the end for UKIP

You are aware on a percentage basis they saw the biggest gains out of any party this election!
Clearly is it not anywhere near the beginning of the end.

Eastpoint Fri 08-May-15 11:17:02

And this picture says it all. Well done Al Murray

Tanith Fri 08-May-15 11:41:36

And now Clegg has resigned.

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