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Old 06.10.2016, 10:27 PM
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Seems to be two main factions in Ukip. One is the libertarian right which is what Ukip were originally: all free market and no government. That's what originally attracted a lot of old Tories and that's what defines the likes of Carswell, Suzanne Evans and even Neil Hamilton.

Now though Ukip think of themselves as replacing Labour in working class areas so no problem with being big state, anti-globalisation and very anti-immigration. It's like the BNP when they were at their peak - they also targeted northern working class Labour voters.

The two visions are pretty much incompatible and when Ukip are also full of pretty awful personalities then you have a toxic mix. Amazing how a party with little history and only one MP can be such an all round shambles.
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