A surprisingly interesting election battle

The European elections are “not meant to be exciting and unpredictable”, says Iain Martin in The Daily Telegraph, but “this time it is different”.

The result of this week’s European, and local, elections counts because of their potential impact on the general election in 2015. Labour, which should at this stage be “well-advanced in establishing itself as a credible government in-waiting, is in trouble”.

If it falls into third place behind Ukip and the Tories, it “could even be fatal” to Ed Miliband’s leadership.

The “vanishing poll lead, campaign gaffes and the leader’s retro message” are worrying the party, says [...]

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