When they hear the screams of rage of the United Kingdom Independence party, leftwingers and liberals are tempted to label them as cries from a “far right”. It is not a hysterical charge, at first glance. Ukip is to the right of the Tory party. Among its members are people who you wouldn’t want exercising power over your life or anyone else’s.
Take Julia Gasper, former chairman (not “chairwoman or “chair” or “chairperson”, because to suggest that Ms Gasper isn’t a man would be political correctness gone mad) of Ukip’s Oxford branch. She licensed every kind of dumb prejudice when she said: “As for the links between homosexuality and paedophilia, there is so much evidence that even a full-length book could hardly do justice to the subject.”
But here’s a disconcerting point for those who want to chant anti-Nazi slogans at Nigel Farage..