The rise and fall of UKIP

  1. Does the British party system serve the democratic political system well? How, if at all, might reform enhance the functioning of the party system? 2. To what extent have the main British parties been fictionalized organizations throughout their history? Answer with respect to one party. 3. What has happened to the political center in British party politics? 4. Why do minor parties struggle to gain parliamentary seats? 5. Explain the rise and fall of UKIP? 6. Do British political parties still need or want members? If so, why? If not, why not? 7. Assess the strength of the argument that the United Kingdom now has a multiplicity of party systems at multiple levels of government



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