May 11, 2014

Welcome to Militant England

Rafael Behr, The New Republic

The Associated Press

Ukip attracts protest votes from non-racists but also gives fascists a route to political respectability. The boundary is blurred. Farage’s rhetoric is potent because it transcends the bovver-booted venom of the far right to mine a richer seam of mainstream English resentment. (Ukip is barely relevant in Scotland, where the Scottish National Party is unassailable as the vanguard of anti-Westminster insurgency.)

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TAGGED: Scotland, UKIP, Nigel Farage, UK


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