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Union boss hits at 'dangerous' Ukip

Published 25/04/2015

CWU president Beryl Shepherd
CWU president Beryl Shepherd

A union leader will accuse Ukip of being "downright dangerous".

Beryl Shepherd, president of the Communication Workers' Union will say the party led by Nigel Farage is anti-women, anti-diversity and anti the NHS.

She will tell the opening day of the CWU's annual conference in Bournemouth on Sunday: "They are no friends of the trades union movement.

"It is a sobering moment when we hear Ukip supporters trying to endear themselves to the working class and that some people are persuaded by their rhetoric.

"They are not the party of the working class," she will say, branding the party as "downright dangerous".

Much of the union's work could be "wasted" and its policies harder to deliver if any party other than Labour wins the general election, she will say.

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