It interests me that no thread has appeared about this - perhaps because the result was so sharply at odds with the media narrative of the last six months to the effect that the Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn is unable to win at draughts, let alone at an election. It seems to me that the Labour victory discomfited the Labour right because it denied their contention that Corbyn is electoral poison baffled the Tories because they didn't think they needed to make any electoral effort and as a result were the victims [as so often] of their complacent self-regard showed that UKIP once again is more liable to split the Tory vote instead of splitting the Labour vote, in yet another electoral humiliation proving once more that Single Issue Fanatics are too stupid to build a credible and intelligible political party. It was richly entertaining to see Farage resorting to accusations of electoral fraud to explain this humiliation. He would have done better to have listened to Jane Collins' bowel-looseningly inept performance on Any Questions last Friday: not only did she fail to conceal her stupidity, but also she seemed to think that it did her credit. Thank God that, as an MEP, she can do no harm to this country confirmed to the Lib Dems that they are now finished for good and all. A fitting fate for a party started originally to betray Labour principles and which ended by betraying its own All in all an intriguing event which seems to have received less than its fair share of forum attention.