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Fri Feb 20, 2015, 05:25 PM Feb 2015

UKIP (the UK's tea party) posts EU flag with a swastika on Facebook [View all]


UKIP’s Newport branch has been slammed for posting a graphic on Facebook linking a swastika with the EU and the three mainstream parties.

In a picture similar to the Dad’s Army credits, UKIP is shown defending Britain from Labour, the Tories, the Lib Dems, and the EU, who are shown with the Nazi symbol.

Jess Morden, Labour MP for Newport East said: “For UKIP to use a Nazi symbol on a graphic is simply abhorrent. Just a fortnight ago, the local UKIP candidate was removed following publication in the media of his support for the far right BNP and EDL. It is clear that a dangerous extremist bloc within UKIP are becoming more prominent. UKIP need to take action.”

Paul Halliday, Lib Dem candidate for Newport East, said: “To somehow equate the other parties with Nazism and to say that Europe is Nazism is naive, distasteful and downright disgusting. One of the great things about the EU is the peace it has brought to Europe for so long.


So the far-right party uses a Nazi symbol to represent the non-far right parties. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. Not that anyone ever accused the far-right of being committed to making sense.
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