The success of Ukip in some parts of the country - for instance they gained their first seat on my local council, north-east Lincolnshire - shows we must be careful to highlight what they stand for.
I agree with their healthy Euroscepticism, as do many socialists, but I don't like the right-wing stance that the party adopts on other issues, including immigration.
That must be exposed by the left at all opportunities.
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