What Mr Farage and far too many Conservatives want is a return to a Thatcherite low-wage, low-skill economy, where the only real money is to be made in the financial markets. The only difference between them is that the Tories believe they can negotiate away the social chapter from within the EU.
Top marks to the trade union campaign for avoiding the crude attacks on "racists and nutters" which is the main parties' line on UKIP, and which may well be counter-productive, and concentrating on issues rather than personalities.
But before anyone decides to switch to Labour as a result of the TU propaganda, I should point out that both Blair and Brown had to be forced kicking if not screaming into adopting social legislation from the EU. Under Blair-Brown, the UK was the last nation to pass anti-age-discrimination laws, for instance.