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Young Independence: What drives Ukip’s youth wing?

The party's junior membership are well-drilled and professional

By Josh Lowe  

Young Independence's team photo after their conference. © Young Independence

Earlier this year, a counterintuitive political story caught my eye. The Labour Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna had made an off-the-cuff remark about people who voted for Ukip. Many of their voters, Umunna said, felt disconnected from the wider community because they were unable to perform certain basic tasks on a computer, such as sending an email. Almost instantly, a group of young Ukip activists took it upon themselves to…

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