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What I don't understand is this:

Polls suggest that UKIP voters support renationalising rail and energy and want higher taxes for the rich and an increased minimum wage. They also believe that “big business takes advantage of ordinary people”. A slim majority want the government to redistribute income, and they overwhelmingly agree “there is one law for the rich and one for the poor”.

And yet UKIP, the party for which they are voting, is led by a privately educated ex-City broker. One of their two privately educated ex-Tory MPs worked in the City, the other in asset management, and the party is bankrolled by ex-Tory multimillionaires. UKIP's leading lights have pledged support for slashing taxes on the rich, privatising public services and repealing basic workers’ rights.

In other words, what working class people will get from voting UKIP is precisely the opposite of what they want. They will get more privatisation, more so-called 'Neoliberalism' and, with it, more foreign ownership of formerly British industries and companies.

This is the essential contradiction which UKIP's working-class voters appear not to be able to see. And for this reason, their support for UKIP simply makes no sense to me.

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You can read the original article, by Owen Jones, which inspired this Journal entry, here: www.theguardian.com/politics/c…
 

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