I think David’s right.
There’s probably a large enough space on the political spectrum since the Tories moved left, leaving a slightly incoherent outfit in UKIP to corrode their rural and suburban vote.
The BNP are clearly only a threat to traditional (protectionist) socialist parties in urban and deprived areas – poverty breeds socialism, as it’s a lazy answer to a hard problem.
A new party that is genuinely (i.e. economically) right-wing; small-state, and big on entrepreneurship and personal liberty – like a British Republican Party, could prosper and take votes not only from all the current parties, but more importantly, from the third of eligible voters who just don’t vote.
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