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The Rochester by-election highlights a pervasive ‘anti-politics’ mood in the UK

Allen, Nicholas and Birch, Sarah (2014) The Rochester by-election highlights a pervasive ‘anti-politics’ mood in the UK. Democratic Audit Blog (05 Dec 2014). Website.

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The result in the Rochester and Strood by-election makes clear that many are looking to Westminster and venting their dissatisfaction with what they perceive to be a distant, unresponsive and dishonest political class. The anger underpinning UKIP support is a product of the particular performance of the governing and opposition parties’ in the current economic climate as well as the perceived failings with mainstream politics more generally, argue Nicholas Allen and Sarah Birch.

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Additional Information: © 2014 Democratic Audit UK.
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2015 14:36
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2021 23:21

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