Former British foreign secretary Jack Straw
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Labour's strategy on UKIP was wrong says Jack Straw

Former UK foreign secretary Jack Straw has told BBC HARDtalk that Labour's decision not to talk about the political threat of UK Independence Party (UKIP) in their election strategy was wrong.

"In retrospect it would probably been better if we had talked about it," he said.

Mr Straw denied the decision was a misunderstanding over the current mood of the British public.

"All parties have to make a judgment when they are facing attack from a third or fourth party that has not been in power as to how to handle it," he added.

Watch more clips at HARDtalk's website

You can see the full interview on BBC World News at 14:30 and 20:30 GMT on Thursday 5 June and 03:30, 08:30 an 19:30 GMT on Friday 6 June. It will also be broadcast on the BBC News Channel on Friday 6 June at 00:30 and 04:30 BST.

  • 05 Jun 2014
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