Friday, 30 May 2014

A Very Good Description of UKIP

From the Australian magazine Inside Story:

What is UKIP? A short answer is that it is a right-wing British nationalist party, promoting a tale of national decline and elite betrayal, dedicated to exit from the European Union and minimum immigration, more traditionalist than libertarian, and formally non-racist, though in practice inescapably colluding in racist prejudices and tropes
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3 comments:

Gareth said...

They left out the bit about Farage being the long-awaited Messiah. That'll piss the kipper off.

Anonymous said...

Mainstream media just don't want the words Libertarian bandied about in case fair minded people latch into it. So they go for racism rather than a UK version of Australia's immigration system. Narrow the debate boys!

Anonymous said...

What is the Conservative Party?
"A short answer is that it is a left-wing British European party, promoting national decline and elite betrayal, dedicated to ever closer European Union and open-door immigration, more centralist than libertarian, and formally non-racist, though in practice inescapably colluding in racist prejudices and tropes especially as regards the indigenous population"

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