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Is Ukip back from the dead?

Since Chequers the party has undergone something of a revival. The question is whether it will last

By Tom Quinn  

Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/PA Images

Just as it was becoming commonplace to predict the final demise of Ukip, Theresa May’s Chequers deal breathed new life into the party. Having spent most of 2018 flatlining at 3 per cent in the polls, Ukip’s rating increased to 7 per cent after the prime minister’s announcement of her Brexit plans and the resignations of David Davis and Boris Johnson. The fear of many hard-Brexit Conservatives is that any final deal that looked like Chequers—or involved even more concessions to the European Union—would…

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