Just when the Labour government thought things couldn’t get any worse, they did… spectacularly.
In the elections to the European Parliament, Labour’s share of the vote fell to around 15 per cent, their worse performance in years. The Conservatives were the main winners, as well as the other centre-right parties across Europe, finishing on 28 per cent. The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) finished ahead of Labour with around 17 per cent of the vote, while the Liberal Democrats finished on 13 per cent. As I predicted, the British National Party got their big breakthrough, finishing on 6 per cent overall, and gaining two seats.
For the moment, it seems that both Gordon Brown, and Labour, will want to hold on. But in a space of two days, the people have given them the finger, and have demanded a change. Now is the time to take the hint. Go now!