Three months since the General Election – what is the situation today? Well, the hotel whose manager supports the far-right and anti-migrant UKIP is still quite happy to take money from unsuspecting ‘foreign’ tourists who are coached into the area. These tourists (from all over Europe and the world), bring their hard-earned money into Torbay and unknowingly give it to a hotel manager who then uses it to fund a far-right and racist political party.
(A version of this article appeared in the New Worker – the newspaper of
Many UKIP members are supporters of various other far-right (and equally inept) political organisations, that also have a long history of electoral failure. Despite the mainstream media support and excessive financial resources spent on UKIP’s campaign, it is disappointing for this lunatic fringe movement to learn that outside of London they only received 25% of the vote amongst populations where rightwing views are fairly normal.