AndrewSpooner

Andrew Spooner

Andrew Spooner, a Labour party member, is a researcher and blogger who writes about UK and Thai politics at Moment of Crisis and Asia Provocateur.

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UKIP “breakthrough” in perspective

Andrew Spooner

On the day after the 2 May 2013 council elections the BBC posted a lead story on their news website about the previous day’s vote, containing the line: “UKIP is the big story of the night, gaining 139 councillors and beating the Lib Dems into fourth place in projected vote share with 23 per cent.”…