FINANCIAL TIMES: Ukip faces crisis as it prepares to unveil new leader

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Release date: 29/9/2017

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Rob Ford, a lecturer at Manchester university, said that Ms Waters had echoed European far-right parties by labelling Islam as a threat to western values. “That argument is attractive if you’re a bigot, but it is also hard to dismiss as just bigotry,” he said. Ms Waters’ biography — a former Labour activist and NHS secretary — made her hard to depict as “your stereotypical skinhead,” Mr Ford added.

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TitleUkip faces crisis as it prepares to unveil new leader
Media name/outletFinancial Times
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/09/17
DescriptionRob Ford, a lecturer at Manchester university, said that Ms Waters had echoed European far-right parties by labelling Islam as a threat to western values. “That argument is attractive if you’re a bigot, but it is also hard to dismiss as just bigotry,” he said. Ms Waters’ biography — a former Labour activist and NHS secretary — made her hard to depict as “your stereotypical skinhead,” Mr Ford added.
URLhttps://www.ft.com/content/2360d314-a439-11e7-9e4f-7f5e6a7c98a2
PersonsRobert Ford