Despite Tommy Robinson’s defeat, the far right remains a threat

Only a genuine united front against fascism that penetrates every street and every workplace can successfully halt the rise of the far right both in Britain and internationally.

Workers Power  ·  25 May 2019

‘Brexit Betrayal’ march fails to deliver – but antifascists have lessons to learn

By KD Tait It was billed as the big breakthrough for the far right: a demonstration on December 9, the supposed eve of Parliament’s vote on the Withdrawal Agreement, led by Gerard Batten, head of the rump-UKIP, and Tommy Robinson, self-appointed white crusader against Islam. In the end they managed to draw a crowd of […]

Workers Power  ·  21 December 2018

No to Tommy Robinson, no to Brexit

By KD Tait ON 9 DECEMBER, fascist leader Tommy Robinson will attempt to rally Brexit supporters in a march through London against what he calls the government’s ‘Great Brexit Betrayal’. This demonstration will mark Tommy Robinson’s first public appearance as UKIP ‘consultant’ on ‘grooming gangs’, a post arranged by the party’s new leader Gerard Batten, […]

Workers Power  ·  06 December 2018

Is UKIP a threat to Labour in 2015?

UKIP slashed a Labour majority from 5,971 in 2010 to 617 in Heywood and Middleton last month, setting the pundits claiming that UKIP could damage Labour’s vote at the general election. Could UKIP block a Labour majority in 2015? UKIP has made big gains since 2010, with a breakthrough in the May 2014 EU elections […]

Workers Power  ·  13 November 2014

UKIP: a racist, big business party

Andy Yorke is bemused and disgusted in equal measure by the airspace and column inches afforded to UKIP’s Nigel Farage. Time to unmask the racist party Two by-elections in October saw the anti-EU, anti-immigrant UK Independence Party win its first MP in Clacton, and come a close second to Labour in Heywood and Middleton. Panicked […]

Workers Power  ·  08 November 2014

UKIP: a threat for Tories – and workers

By Rebecca Anderson AFTER MONTHS of media hype about UKIP and a national debate focusing on Europe and immigration, the right-wing party came top of the polls in May’s European Elections. It can hardly come as a surprise to anyone that UKIP did so well, but there are diverging opinions about what this means for the […]

Workers Power  ·  10 June 2014

Ukip pushes British politics to the right

  The rightwing UK Independence Party (Ukip) leapt into the headlines after the May county council elections. Ukip stood in a record number of wards and polled 23 per cent on average across them, netting a gain of 139 councillors – compared to 13 per cent and one councillor in 2012. Hundreds more came in […]

Workers Power  ·  03 July 2013

Eastleigh: a wake up call for the Left

David Cameron once dismissed the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) as “fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists”. But in the Eastleigh by-election, the Tories realised they had to get down into the gutter to outbid the “fruitcakes” in Europhobia and racism, fielding Eurosceptic Tory Maria Hutchings. It was all in vain. Sheer xenophobia is UKIP’s whole […]

Workers Power  ·  18 March 2013

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