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PR Blunder : Think of Maria Miller as Ukip’s mascot for the European elections

Grassroots politics.

I came across a very interesting article by Iain Martin in The Telegraph which delves much deeper than usual into the Maria Miller affair. He says … Tory MPs now argue that the Miller farce is a huge gift to Ukip. Nigel Farage is the biggest beneficiary, they claim. Politicians getting ready to fight elections (the general election is only a year away) usually have a much better sense of such matters than journalists do.

It comes from MPs being in the retail business, which involves working out what will play and how with their voters. The senses of smarter MPs are heightened as an election gets closer