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Rod Liddle

The word ‘extremist’ has lost all meaning

3 March 2018

9:00 AM

3 March 2018

9:00 AM

A few years ago, in these pages, Matthew Parris defined Ukip as a party of extremists. Perhaps one of his llamas had just spat at him and he was feeling a little piqued. Or perhaps he actually meant it, I don’t know. Matthew decided Ukip was a party of extremists because its supporters, in some ectoplasmic sense, demonstrated a ‘spirit’ of extremism.

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