Over half the country opposes Red Ed, but he could still end up in No 10. What a pitiful travesty of democracy, writes MAX HASTINGS

May 27, 2014 8:17 AM

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The great irony of the European election earthquake is that it means Ed Miliband could become Prime Minister a year from now, on a platform most of the British people — and certainly most English people — passionately reject.

Between them, the Tories and Ukip, both parties of the Right, polled more than 51 per cent of the votes cast. Miliband’s socialists mustered the support of barely a quarter of those who turned out.

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