Paul Mason changes his tune on Ukip ‘toe-rags’

Paul Mason changes his tune on Ukip 'toe-rags'
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The local election results have raised questions about both Labour and the Conservatives' viable route to a majority at the next general election. In that vein, Paul Mason – the Corbynista former broadcaster – has written a piece for the i paper explaining why Labour must win former Ukip votes:

Alas Mr S suspects Mason hasn't helped much here himself. Just last year, he described most Ukip voters as blokes who would steal your bike:

'Most of the UKIP people are either people who haven’t voted or have flipped in a radical way from Labour. They are toe-rags, basically. They are the bloke who nicks your bike.'

Can Mason win them round?

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