Manic Street Preachers blame New Labour, coalition government for popularity of UKIP – watch

Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield speak out on rise of Nigel Farage's party

Manic Street Preachers have discussed the “worrying” increase in influence enjoyed by Nigel Farage’s UKIP party in the United Kingdom.

Speaking to NME, Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield of the band discussed the right-wing party’s gains in recent local and European elections, with Bradfield blaming New Labour’s legacy and the current coalition government for the state of “apathy” in the UK.

Watch the interview in the video above.