UKIP posters are NOT racist, says British public

UKIP’s new posters may have been branded “awful” and “racist” by various MPs but the British public thinks otherwise - the majority of them, anyway.

According to a YouGov poll of over 2,100 people, 59% of British public think the posters are not racist and 53% disagree that they are offensive and ignorant.

Fifty seven per cent agree the posters are a “hard-hitting reflection of reality”.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage launched the £1.5m anti-immigration ad campaign last week. Bankrolled by ex-Tory donor and business tycoon Paul Sykes, the posters show a builder begging for spare change with the tagline: “EU policy at work. British workers are hit hard by unlimited cheap labour.”

Another poster says that “26 million people in Europe are looking for work. And whose jobs are they after?”

UKIP poster

UKIP poster

 

Take a look at the charts for the poll results:

UKIP ad campaign poll

UKIP ad campaign poll

Image source: YouGov

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Readers' comments (4)

  • Anonymous

    There's no science or balance in a YouGov poll though. How odd you report on something claiming to be the voice of the British public!!

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  • Our being politically correct has gone into over drive and al it is doing is opening the gates to anyone who wants to abuse us as nation
    There is nothing wrong in having a trading relationship with Europe but Cleggs view that we will miss out on a market of 440 million ihogwash.
    They need us way more than we need them but much as Farage is sometimes obnoxious he has made a very valid point.
    The question has to be does the UK wasn't to be part of a federal Europe of not and my money is on NO WE DON'T
    He crucified Clegg on the 'debates' and he would do the same to Cameron .
    Yes he plays the political game but when we have the Nasty Party and the Opposition doing nothing on this issue you know some thing is wrong and the are hiding the truth
    We need honesty and not political agreements to hide the facts.
    Farage will never form a UK government but he has shown the debate that's needs to be had and has put it firmly on the agenda and all the spin form the Tories and Labour wont matter a jot.
    Personally I hope he walks the Euro elections and embarrasses both the two parties into action.
    Lets not forget for all the talk of an uptick in the economy the annual deficit is still £107 billion and the National Debt under a conservative government has gone up[ from £800mbillion to £1,350 billion today and will be £1,500billion by 2015
    So all they have done in fact is adopt some creative accounting and deliver nothing but more debt than ever which we can't sustain either in or out of Europe.

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  • Anonymous

    Whatever Nigel Farage shortcomings are (the media will remind us of them on a regular basis)he is the first politician to speak up for the British people on issues that are of major concern.We have for a lot of years had our concerns rubbished by a self interest political elite who will destroy democracy.The posters do no more than remind us of the damage being done too us by a E.U. dictatorship.

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  • Farage may not become our next PM but history will show that he started the momentum of public opinion that forces our Government to leave the EU. The pro EU and left wing media will no doubt continue to throw as many bricks at Farage and UKIP as they can ,such as the suggestions that they are 'racist' or 'fascist' or that he employs his wife,etc but the Great British public have started to see through the propaganda spun out by the likes of Clegg and big business who have huge vested interests in us remaining a member and paying out £55m per day in contributions.
    The euro election next month will send a loud message to all of the leading parties that they ignore at their peril. We have Farage to thank for that.

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