Media 31 May 2018 Ukip’s horrific new leaflet for the Lewisham East by-election “Khanage”. Twitter/@TheRedRoar NSSign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. In keeping with the far-right tradition of fearmongering about “no-go zones” in London, Ukip has published a truly horrific racially-charged leaflet. Ahead of the Lewisham East by-election, its candidate David Kurten is distributing this leaflet – with the words “STOP THE KARNAGE” written in block capitals on an image of a knife. UKIP's latest leaflet in Lewisham East. Awful. pic.twitter.com/Tf0tJ8Lm41 — The Red Roar (@TheRedRoar) May 30, 2018 Its overtones are deafening. “KHANAGE” – using the London mayor’s second name in such a stark and aggressive way – sends a wider message about how Ukip types feel about having a Muslim mayor. Add to that the knife outline for extreme scaremongering, and the fascist chic red-and-black colour scheme with military stamp-style lettering, and the imagery becomes even more violent. Ukip’s message? That a Muslim mayor has made the capital’s streets a bloodbath, and voters need to fight back. Luckily, it appears the people of Lewisham will see right through it. › Podcast: Referendums — Yes or No? I'm a mole, innit. Subscribe To stay on top of global affairs and enjoy even more international coverage subscribe for just £1 per month!