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Ukip feels the heat in Kent

Issue No. 2451

Nigel Farage has said he will step down as Ukip leader “within ten minutes” if he is not elected MP in the general election.

Farage, who is standing in South Thanet, has continued to make desperate attempts to deny Ukip’s racism.

“Come with me to a black part of south London, walk down the street and you will find black people going, ‘Hey man, good to see you,’” he said last week. But racists and fascists have flocked to support Ukip.

Thugs from the far right South East Alliance attacked a Thanet Stand Up to Ukip (Sutu) stall in Broadstairs last Saturday.

Farage had criticised Sutu at a public meeting in Broadstairs the day before. National Front and far right East Kent English Patriots supporters were there backing him.

Polls suggest Ukip may win fewer seats than initially feared—but leave no room for complacency. 

Campaigners have riled Farage and will be using the final days before the election to make him history.

Stand Up to Ukip rally in Ramsgate—Saturday 2 May, assemble 12 noon, Ramsgate town centre. Go to or contact

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Tue 28 Apr 2015, 15:56 BST
Issue No. 2451
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