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

Too long for twitter, so I’ll share it here.

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  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    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!

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  2. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    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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