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The UKIP is usually only successful in European Parliament elections where it takes a chunk of the most rabidly Eurosceptic Tory vote. Unless Euroscepticism becomes a campaign issue I don't see the UKIP becoming an effective spoiler against the Tories.

The BNP is a different beast, polling consistently across elections.

I'd say there's also a class-based distinction with the BNP appealing to a "lower" class than the UKIP. The latter is more nationalistic and less openly racist.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Apr 2nd, 2010 at 09:40:45 AM EST
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