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‘Angry’ party

Cas Mudde, an associate professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, was quoted in a story in The Atlantic about how the UK Independence Party has forced a debate about immigration and national identity.

The article discussed how the party holds positions that include leaving the European Union, imposing tougher laws against immigration and increasing defense spending and free trade.

UKIP voters, who tend to be older and male, “are angry at British elites because of the way they handled issues like corruption, crime, European integration and immigration,” Mudde said.