Predictably, then, Leftists have called UKIP a “racist party” and “far right”(the latter basically being a neologism for “fascist” or even“Nazi”). That’s not a surprise: such people call virtually all those who dare to disagree with them (or to the Right of Che Guevara/Trotsky) “racist” or “far right”.
Sabby Dhalu, a spokesperson for Unite Against Fascism (UAF), once offered us a thoroughly Marxist “class analysis” of UKIP.
“[f]ar from being a working-class party, Ukip is a reactionary multimillionaire-sponsored creation”.
(All this is from an article for the Communist Party of Britain's newspaper,Morning Star.)
“[i]mmigrants are being wrongly blamed for the cost-of-living crisis as a result of the Tory-led coalition’s austerity measures”.
Except, as a Marxist, she'll now claim that UKIP millionaires hoodwink their stupid working-class supporters. However, remember here that the SWP's Martin Smith said that the membership - not even the leadership - of the EDL is “petite-bourgeois”. So if that's true of the EDL, surely it must be even truer of UKIP.
And the voters' consequent anger was primarily aimed at the fact that it all occurred behind their backs and without any public mandate whatsoever. It was largely the politics of this Leftist experiment that enraged voters; not unemployment or jobs. And that's precisely why Sabby Dhalu focuses all her energy on shop-worn and monotonous Marxist analyses of mass-immigration economics and not on the politics and ideology which drove it.