May 17, 2014

UKIP: So Popular They Get Poop Mail

Corinne Purtill, Global Post

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Not all voters were happy when campaign fliers for the anti-EU, anti-immigration UK Independence Party started arriving in their mailboxes in advance of next week’s elections to the European Parliament.

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May 15, 2014
Nigel Farage Profits from Broken UK Politics
Peter Oborne, Telegraph
Empty of function and barren of purpose, Parliament rose yesterday for another long break. By coincidence, this was the day after David Axelrod, Ed Miliband’s trophy political adviser, arrived in London. more ››
May 11, 2014
Welcome to Militant England
Rafael Behr, The New Republic
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... more ››
There are now huge, unprecedented pools of foreign workers “floating” around the globe. One left a poem on a dorm door in China, writes Guy Standing in The Precariat: “We are all people floating around in the world. We get... more ››