UKIP: The ‘nasty party’ on the side of rich bankers, w...

Ukip: The ‘nasty party’ on the side of rich bankers, warns Unite leader

01 March 2013

Ukip is on the side of rich bankers and offers nothing for working people, warned the leader of Britain’s largest union, Unite.

Commenting on today’s (Friday 1 March) Eastleigh by-election result, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “Working people should not be by fooled by Ukip. While Labour MEPs supported a curb on bankers’ bonuses this week, Ukip and the Tories opposed it. Ukip showed that it is on the side of the one per cent and for a deregulated Europe that gives free reign to the casino bankers who caused the crash.

“Ukip knows people are fearful and fed up under austerity but instead of offering honest, genuine solutions, the party resorts to tired distortions and clichés about 'foreigners'.

“With nothing to say on saving the NHS from the clutches of privateers, Ukip offers nothing for working people. Just like the Tories it is a ‘nasty party’ on the side of the rich bankers who caused the economic misery that is inflicting so much pain on ordinary working people.”   


For further information contact the Unite press office on 020 3371 2065.

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with 1.5 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.