|UKIP Answers the Call|
Without a doubt, this powerful protest vote, uniting unemployed blue collar voters and well-pensioned colonels, sends a powerful message to Westminster and not just the Conservative Party. For county politics, I can't see that the successful candidates will prove universally good news for local people, given the manifold talents of many of those the public has, in its wisdom, voted into a position of influence for the next four years.
I'm reminded of Italian politics and the nationalist sentiment that propelled 1930s Germany, because this is what the result resembles and we should all be thankful that at least La Cicciolina wasn't standing alongside the members of UKIP. If she or her equivalent had, I would not have been at all surprised.
UKIP and many of its 'Wackier' candidates now have to learn to speak in term of cogent policies for the people of Kent rather than articulate simple populist protest. Perhaps the final word on the result should go to Monty Python's Flying Circus, which for me, says it all for the population of Thanet.