Socialist Worker

May 2014 elections


What kind of a party is Ukip?

What kind of a party is Ukip? 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

Exclusive: Post-election migrant crackdown—Tories' racist plan revealed

Exclusive: Post-election migrant crackdown—Tories racist plan revealed We can exclusively reveal a secret government plan to unleash a torrent of raids on hundreds of workplaces across Britain. Named Operation Centurion it is a major two-week crackdown on immigrants without papers set to be launched on Monday 2 June. 

Did Ukip win votes from each mainstream party?

Did Ukip win votes from each mainstream party? More than half of Ukip’s supporters in the European elections came from disenfranchised Tory voters, a poll commissioned by Lord Ashcroft has found.

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

Labour fails to learn lessons from election, so it panders to the right Labour is still the main home for those opposed to the government. But it leaves many voters uninspired.

Coalition humiliated after big poll losses

Coalition humiliated after big poll losses 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

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

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