FINANCIAL TIMES: Ukip hardens stance on Muslims but steps back from alt-right

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Rob Ford, a lecturer at Manchester university, said that Ukip had appeared to have “got its sequencing wrong”, by talking about cultural issues just when the public focus was on talks with the EU. The party risked alienating voters who agreed with its Brexit policy, but “don’t want to be in an electoral clump with Tommy Robinson”, Mr Ford said.

Period21 Sep 2018

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  • TitleUkip hardens stance on Muslims but steps back from alt-right
    Media name/outletFinancial Times
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date21/09/18
    DescriptionRob Ford, a lecturer at Manchester university, said that Ukip had appeared to have “got its sequencing wrong”, by talking about cultural issues just when the public focus was on talks with the EU. The party risked alienating voters who agreed with its Brexit policy, but “don’t want to be in an electoral clump with Tommy Robinson”, Mr Ford said.
    URLhttps://www.ft.com/content/f289f046-bdb3-11e8-94b2-17176fbf93f5
    PersonsRobert Ford

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  • Ukip
  • UK politics