May 15, 2014

Nigel Farage Profits from Broken UK Politics

Peter Oborne, Telegraph

The Associated Press

Empty of function and barren of purpose, Parliament rose yesterday for another long break. By coincidence, this was the day after David Axelrod, Ed Miliband’s trophy political adviser, arrived in London.

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