I'm getting into a bit of trouble from some people who support the far-right party Ukip. They object to the following sentence in an article I wrote earlier this week when I referred to "the purple and yellow colour scheme of far-right party Ukip".
You can guess which bit the Kippers objected to. Here's one email from a Mr Allan Tallett:
"I must protest at this baseless description. It is typical of people like you with far left views to denigrate the loyal Britons who believe in sound common-sense policies and I would point out that our members, increasingly from ex-Labour supporters, understand that freedom, independence and self-government are ideals that are wanted by all. We espouse liberty and prosperity as well as social mobility and there is no way we could, honestly, be considered right wing."
Politics.co.uk, which avoids getting bogged down in partisan divides where possible, is definitely not 'far-left'.
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