We've all been in a conspiracy to support Ukip. The hard-right like the party because it agrees with them. The right-wing of the Tory party likes it because it pushes their own leaders in their direction. The left likes it because it splits the Conservative vote. And people who don't fit into any of those categories like it because it shakes things up a bit.
This website has been just as culpable as the others. For some time, we hosted a column by Godfrey Bloom, who is a peculiarly laughable example of the Ukip politician.
It all seemed safe. Nigel Farage does not come across as too sinister a threat. His cheerful, spittle-lipped bonhomie seems a fairly harmless form of right-wing extremism. For a time, I thought that if that was as far-right as Britain got, we must be doing something right.
That now seems deeply naive. Ukip is doing what it always intended to do: filling our country with poison.
Its latest poster campaign targets the reptile part of the human brain. It digs below theRead More »from That Ukip joke isn’t funny anymore