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What kind of a party is Ukip?

03 June 2014
People are worried by Ukip’s growth. Mark L Thomas examines the right wing populist party and explains why challenging its racism is central to stopping it

Labour fails to learn lessons from election, so it panders to the right

27 May 2014
Labour is still the main home for those opposed to the government. But it leaves many voters uninspired.

Did Ukip win votes from each mainstream party?

27 May 2014
More than half of Ukip’s supporters in the European elections came from disenfranchised Tory voters, a poll commissioned by Lord Ashcroft has found.

Coalition humiliated after big poll losses

27 May 2014
The government crashed in the elections. But the vote hasn’t gone to the left, writes Simon Basketter

Local elections show disillusionment with establishment parties

23 May 2014
The government took a drubbing in the local elections. The Tories and Liberal Democrats crashed. But the anger hasn’t gone to the left. 

Desperate Labour and Tory politicians tail Ukip’s racism

20 May 2014
Mainstream parties are happy to let racist attacks on migrants go unchallenged, writes Ken Olende

Labour's surrender to racism

20 May 2014
Simon Basketter traces the history of the Labour Party’s attitude to immigration and argues their leadership have always opted for a filthy compromise with the system

Nigel Farage gets flustered after anti-racist protests target Ukip

13 May 2014
Angry crowds have rattled the right wing populist, report Judith Orr and Annette Mackin

Anti-racists disrupt Ukip's London rally

08 May 2014
A Ukip rally in London turned into chaos on Wednesday evening as speeches attacking migrants were disrupted by anti-racist protesters.

The threat of Ukip grows - but so does opposition to it

06 May 2014
Politicians turn on Ukip but pander to its key argument of scapegoating migrant workers, reports Judith Orr

The vicious circle of racism behind the rise of Ukip

29 April 2014
As Ukip continues to rise, Socialist Worker examines how mainstream parties have created room for it to grow—and how Labour’s complacency could come back to bite it

Anti-racist protesters come out in force to stand up to Ukip and Nigel Farage

29 April 2014
When Ukip’s Nigel Farage went on a speaking tour last week, anti-racists gave him the welcome he deserved.

Ukip posters are out to divide us

22 April 2014
Ukip has launched its campaign for the European elections in May with a series of offensive billboards. 

Vote left where you can, Labour where you must—and prepare to fight after the election

22 April 2014
Who should we vote for in the European elections on 22 May? It’s not the most crucial question workers face, but it needs an answer writes Charlie Kimber

As billboards spout lies about immigrants - stand up to Ukip’s racist scapegoating

22 April 2014
Giant billboards spouting racist lies about immigrant workers will be appearing around Britain this week. Ukip is responsible for the ads—and it is on the offensive. Ukip sees the polls rising in its favour and is confident of making gains with by constantly bashing migrant workers. 

The elite's arrogance strengthens Ukip's Nigel Farage

08 April 2014
Ukip is polling 28 percent for next month’s European elections—only two points behind Labour—according to the latest YouGov survey. This five point rise is a big boost for Nigel Farage’s party. All the main parties have slipped back, with the Tories at 22 percent and the Lib Dems at 9 percent.

How we're resisting the racist poison

18 March 2014
Anti-racist activists from across Britain talk to Socialist Worker about their hopes for the future

Do we need to control immigration?

18 March 2014
Common sense tells us that immigration needs to be curtailed but in reality all controls aim to drive a racist wedge between workers with identical class interests

Unite and fight to stop the racists

18 March 2014
This Saturday’s Stand Up to Racism and Fascism protests are a chance to push back racist scapegoating. 

Ukip—the populist party that backs British bosses

18 March 2014
Nigel Farage claims that his party is outside the establishment, standing up for ordinary people. But as Annette Mackin shows, this rhetoric is a sham

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