Coffee House

Listen: what the people of Brixton and Chelsea think of Ukip and Farage

22 May 2014

6:43 PM

22 May 2014

6:43 PM

London is, like the rest of the country, heading to the polls today. Coffee House went down to Brixton High Street to find out how people intend to vote, and gauge their views on Nigel Farage and UKIP. We found some some who intend to support Farage, others who were more apathetic. This is what they had to say:


And on the other side of town, the people of Chelsea (although less willing to chat) had polarising views on Ukip and the Farage racism row:

Worryingly, many interviewees were opting out because they weren’t aware of the elections or were ignorant as to how to vote. It seems that many people, despite being opinionated, remain disenchanted with European politics.

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  • Realpolitik/ fruitcake/ racist

    Jesus, what happened to Chelsea?!

  • Tim

    Possibly the most moronic article ever on coffee house.

    Fraser – are you letting the trainee write published pieces now? What an absolute joke. Can I interview people down my local and put their comments on Coffee House?

    Don’t publish this sort of crap again

  • edward

    are they racist? what a sad country this now is.

  • Dexter

    er, most people don’t live in London!…

    • GraveDave

      Most ‘peoples’ do though. Put it that way.

  • the viceroy’s gin

    If we want to know what those people think about UKIP, lass, we’ll check the polling results from today’s election, rather than looking to you meeeeej-yuh muppets to deliver some distorted version of what you fantasize they might think.

    And whatever those people think about UKIP, rest assured, they think a whooooooole lot worse about you meeeeeeej-yuh muppets. I can direct you to the data documenting that, if you need, and you do probably need that direction given the general state of you types.

    • Liz

      Right you are, laddy.

  • Laguna Beach Fogey

    So, people tend to have different opinions? Shocking!

    What an amusingly pointless piece.

  • Smithersjones2013

    Have the Spectator given up on informative journalism and now resorted to stating the bleeding obvious. In which case why are they obsessing about UKIP when you could transpose any party’s name and the same would be true of them

    This is really infantile journalism

    • you_kid

      Oh how I miss the good old days.
      What does Pippa think?

      • the viceroy’s gin

        …that you’re a socialist nutter, same as the rest of us think.

  • evad666

    Even candidates for the Commission presidency are commenting inappropriately during the elections.—euro-parliament-chief-hits-out-at–dangerous–ukip-leader-132607363.html#n5A0Nc0

    • an ex-tory voter

      Do bears ?
      The EU is an anti-democratic construct which has amply demonstrated it’s contempt for democratic principles in it’s dealings with Greece, Ireland and Italy. Martin Schultz is a left wing extremist who because he represents this organisation feels free to interfere in any way he can, even when the polls are open. In his and their world, “always the end justifies the means”

      • Makroon

        Schultz, the lefty apparatchik nonentity, or Junker, the corrupt Luxemburger who always has time on his hands to pick up another “nice little earner” – what a marvellous choice. UK vetoed Junker last time, but the clown just won’t go away.
        Can’t we draft Farage in as commission president ?
        Two birds with one stone.