Political parties in Haringey unite to oppose record number of UKIP candidates

Members of Labour, the Liberal Democrats and TUSC handed out anti-UKIP leaflets in Crouch End this week

Members of Labour, the Liberal Democrats and TUSC handed out anti-UKIP leaflets in Crouch End this week

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Political parties in Haringey came together to campaign against a record number of UKIP candidates being fielded in the borough at this month’s elections.

Members of the Liberal Democrats, Labour and Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition handed out Stand Up to UKIP campaign leaflets in Crouch End, one of the controversial party’s target wards.

UKIP is fielding a record eight candidates across the borough in Bounds Green, Crouch End, Fortis Green, Hornsey, Noel Park, St Ann’s, White Hart Lane and Woodside.

The party has shot to prominence under leader Nigel Farage with its strong controversial views on immigration and the European Union.

TUSC candidate Terry McGrath, of Crouch End Hill, said: “It is seen by most as a far-right populist party which scapegoats immigrants, blaming them for the economic crisis, unemployment and lack of housing. It threatens our multicultural community in Haringey."

Green Party candidate for Alexandra ward, Lucy Craig, accused the party of attempting to “rip up unpleasant feelings in what is a mixed, multicultural borough”.

She said: "Immigrants are not the problem. It's job insecurity, lack of housing and a disillusionment with the mainstream parties.

“We had a good response in Crouch End and, judging from the reaction of people we spoke to, UKIP will find it difficult to get a foot in Haringey.”

The Haringey Independent has attempted to contact Haringey UKIP for a comment.

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7:17pm Thu 1 May 14

Nitro says...

The Labour, Liberal democrats, TUSC, Greens in the picture a most controversial bunch of ultra right wing misguided people ganging up and scapegoating UKIP for their own purposes and inadequacies. --- Violet Elizabeth comes to mind.
The Labour, Liberal democrats, TUSC, Greens in the picture a most controversial bunch of ultra right wing misguided people ganging up and scapegoating UKIP for their own purposes and inadequacies. --- Violet Elizabeth comes to mind. Nitro
  • Score: 24

9:44am Fri 2 May 14

bz says...

This is supposed to be a democracy. Rather than bullying against a party why don't the other candidates concentrate on their own policies and let the public decide who to vote for? Quite disgusted by this and will certainly not be voting for any of these scared bullies.
This is supposed to be a democracy. Rather than bullying against a party why don't the other candidates concentrate on their own policies and let the public decide who to vote for? Quite disgusted by this and will certainly not be voting for any of these scared bullies. bz
  • Score: 25

12:06pm Fri 2 May 14

Mrs Jenkinson says...

disgusting display of discrimination and fascist control of freedom of speech..and choice...they need to concentrate on what they are paid for...
disgusting display of discrimination and fascist control of freedom of speech..and choice...they need to concentrate on what they are paid for... Mrs Jenkinson
  • Score: 22

12:16pm Fri 2 May 14

All the same says...

TUSC, Greens, and irrelevant party (can't remember the name- Limp something or other), Thank you!
I've decided that NOW I'll give my vote to UKIP.

Thanks for clinching that for me.
TUSC, Greens, and irrelevant party (can't remember the name- Limp something or other), Thank you! I've decided that NOW I'll give my vote to UKIP. Thanks for clinching that for me. All the same
  • Score: 22

2:31pm Fri 2 May 14

Terry365 says...

This Liberal, Labour and Socialist gang have one objective, namely, public political conformism (PPC).

I wasn't going to vote. Now I am - for UKIP - as a matter of principle.
This Liberal, Labour and Socialist gang have one objective, namely, public political conformism (PPC). I wasn't going to vote. Now I am - for UKIP - as a matter of principle. Terry365
  • Score: 20

5:07pm Fri 2 May 14

squashace says...

The failed policies of those in your photo are to blame for the rise of UKIP.

Labour, the trade unions, the Lib Dems and other left wing politicians have neglected the needs of working class people and made it harder for the poor to succeed in the face of mass immigration.

I'll be voting UKIP to put these Lefties to shame.
The failed policies of those in your photo are to blame for the rise of UKIP. Labour, the trade unions, the Lib Dems and other left wing politicians have neglected the needs of working class people and made it harder for the poor to succeed in the face of mass immigration. I'll be voting UKIP to put these Lefties to shame. squashace
  • Score: 16

8:48am Sat 3 May 14

Stuart Parr says...

Did the Labour mayor who's just been found guilty of bringing her office into disrepute turn up to hand leaflets out? Or the 6 Lib Dem candidates who don't even live in the borough? When you're thinking about who to vote for, just ask yourself what this rag tag bunch of left wing extremists have done to improve your quality of life in the last few years.
Did the Labour mayor who's just been found guilty of bringing her office into disrepute turn up to hand leaflets out? Or the 6 Lib Dem candidates who don't even live in the borough? When you're thinking about who to vote for, just ask yourself what this rag tag bunch of left wing extremists have done to improve your quality of life in the last few years. Stuart Parr
  • Score: 12

9:27am Sat 3 May 14

Stuart Parr says...

Just a bit of extra background information on this:

The leaflets they're handing out are produced by Hope not Hate, a trade-union funded group that was originally set up to campaign against the BNP because of the threat they posed to Labour but are now an anti-UKIP group because UKIP is now the biggest threat to Labour.

While Haringey Labour and Lib Dems were standing side by side doing their negative campaigning, Labour were criticising the Lib Dems for bringing 6 out of town candidates in for the local elections and the Lib Dems were calling for the Labour mayor to resign for bringing her office into disrepute.
Just a bit of extra background information on this: The leaflets they're handing out are produced by Hope not Hate, a trade-union funded group that was originally set up to campaign against the BNP because of the threat they posed to Labour but are now an anti-UKIP group because UKIP is now the biggest threat to Labour. While Haringey Labour and Lib Dems were standing side by side doing their negative campaigning, Labour were criticising the Lib Dems for bringing 6 out of town candidates in for the local elections and the Lib Dems were calling for the Labour mayor to resign for bringing her office into disrepute. Stuart Parr
  • Score: 9

6:25pm Sat 3 May 14

ZenithB says...

If these different parties can come together so easily to oppose what they perceive as a common enemy, instead of doing so individually, from their own different perspective, it makes you wonder whether they really are so different, after all. When they pretend to battle each other, it must surely be something like a calculated game for public consumption. Are there not many problems, apart from UKIP (!), (housing, for example) that they could easily have solved if they could show such a united front? Hypocrisy is what you find at every level as they themselves give you the opportunity to dig further down. .
If these different parties can come together so easily to oppose what they perceive as a common enemy, instead of doing so individually, from their own different perspective, it makes you wonder whether they really are so different, after all. When they pretend to battle each other, it must surely be something like a calculated game for public consumption. Are there not many problems, apart from UKIP (!), (housing, for example) that they could easily have solved if they could show such a united front? Hypocrisy is what you find at every level as they themselves give you the opportunity to dig further down. . ZenithB
  • Score: 10

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