Britain no longer immune to sinister nationalism
The U.K. is the latest European country beset by austerity to see a thinly-veiled racist and nationalist party - in this case UKIP - win widespread popular support.
I've always thought that, perhaps, the British are just as xenophobic as anyone else – but generally too polite to do very much about it.
But with last week's local council elections, in which the U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) won nearly a quarter of the vote, Britain seems to be joining the ranks of fellow European states sliding into right-wing populism.
We're doing it in a very...