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Votes for Ukip simply a protest

THE recent gains in the local and European elections and the media coverage of Ukip and its leader have been rather over the top.

The party has no control of any council, no majority on any grouping, nor even one solitary member of Parliament.

The support has been branded an earthquake, but is in reality a protest against the establishment.

Like them or not, the three main political parties have more to offer than a one-man band who has marketed his brand well, but has no real policies or solutions to the economic realities of a vibrant and multicultural 21st-century society.

PAUL RAYBOULD

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