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Organise against Ukip bigots

Issue No. 2444

Ukip leader Nigel Farage was finally forced to speak about the racist party’s immigration policy last week.

Farage said Ukip backed a points system to control who can come to Britain.

He said migrants would not be able to claim benefits for five years—and migrants with life-threatening illnesses would not be able to use the NHS. 

Ukip also has LGBT people in its sights. It was forced to distance itself from Christian Soldiers of Ukip, which described a Pride event as an “annual parade of depravity” in a newsletter.

Stand up to Ukip activists held a day of action against the party in towns and cities across Britain last Saturday.

Glenroy Watson from the RMT railworkers’ union said, “When you seek high office in parliament usually it’s about representing all of the people. 

“However it appears it is acceptable by the media and some of the public to put forward political rhetoric that is designed to create division.”


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Tue 10 Mar 2015, 16:47 GMT
Issue No. 2444
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