In a review of the BBC drama series The Amazing Mrs Pritchard in last week's Times Higher , Philip Cowley noted the similarities between Mrs Pritchard's Purple Alliance and the UK Independence Party. Curiously, a website has now been created under the name purplealliance.org. It connects the browser straight through to UKIP.
Cowley, a reader in parliamentary politics at Nottingham University, previously wrote a book on backbench rebellions in the Labour Party. It was published a week before such a rebellion defeated the Government.
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