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Just under half of Ukip voters are former Tory supporters ©NCJMedia

The record has stood for more than a century. Not since before the First World War has any party other than Labour or Conservative won a Britain-wide election. Unless something dramatic happens, that record will fall in May. The UK Independence Party is set to top the poll in the elections to the European parliament, leaving Labour second and the Tories trailing far behind in third place.

It could end up as a flash in the pan. Ukip is…

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