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By prospect   March 2009

How the BNP could save Brown’s bacon

We’ve been told to expect both a BNP breakthrough and a disaster for Labour in June’s Euro elections, writes Peter Kellner. But might infighting keep the far right out and the PM home and dry? The proportional representation system means both UKIP and the BNP will have enough support between them to win seats—but only if they were a single party. A split vote could deny both, especially given the bad blood between the two.

Back in 2004, UKIP used the spectacle of Robert Kilroy-Silk to attract attention, helping them win 16 per…

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