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by David Wood

Now we know for sure. After their stunning, and literally historic victory in the Clacton by-election and unexpected success in the North West on the same day, there is now electoral ‘proof’ – if any were still needed – that UKIP are likely to have a significant impact on the outcome of the general election in May 2015.

So what does this mean for minority ethnic communities in Britain, as the political centre of gravity drifts to the right? Will we be caught in the crossfire, as the mainstream parties look to meet this threat to their flanks by tacking hard-a-starboard themselves?

This is clearly a distinct possibility.  The temptation for any party is always to be seen to be responding to what the electorate – or more truthfully, the opinion polls – are telling them in order to broaden their appeal. This is how we get…

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