Following the local elections last Thursday, a flurry of interviews and hastily thought-up comments hit BBC/Sky/Channel 4/Twitter etc from politicians of parties that had done rather well, and some that had had a tough night. One that caught my eye was quoted in the Huffington Post from an interview on BBC News with Liberal Democrat Home Office Minister Jeremy Browne MP.
The view that UKIP was now a significant player in British politics was echoed by Lib Dem Home Office Minister Jeremy Browne. He told the BBC the UK was now a “four party political system” and suspected people were voting UKIP to rail against the establishment. “There is unease about how politics is done in this country,” he said.