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Nigel Farage campaigning. Picture: PA

The Ukip shuffle: Can the party become more than a one man band?

23 July 2014 19:51

Nigel Farage has started his long awaited reshuffle of the Ukip top team tonight. Patrick O’Flynn, the former Daily Express journalist, becomes the party’s economics spokesman. Given O’Flynn’s writings, we… Continue reading

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Britain’s immigration debate must address three key issues

14 July 2014 16:20

Politicians tend to get all the blame for immigration policies not working. But politicians are often doomed to fail on migration questions because there are deep-rooted problems with the way… Continue reading

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Survey Indicates Scotland Have Different Views On Migration From Rest Of UK

The lower classes have serious – and justifiable – concerns about mass immigration

8 July 2014 19:08

The light is at last beginning to dawn on the immigration debate. Today’s Migration Advisory Committee report on the impact of low-skilled migration to this country sheds a small amount… Continue reading

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Confronting the Tories’ original sin: they are still seen as the party of the rich.

30 June 2014 13:13

Dominic Cummings is at it again. Michael Gove’s former advisor has become a reliably entertaining guide to the Whitehall labyrinth. It is plain, too, that Cummings likes to think of… Continue reading

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Rod Liddle is right about the faux Left

27 June 2014 11:27

‘I deserted my children for my own personal happiness: it is as simple as that, regardless if I sometimes reassure myself with caveats, with a rationale which I have constructed… Continue reading

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Rod Liddle: My run in with Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Channel 4 News

20 June 2014 13:29

I thought you might enjoy watching this debate between me and two eminently sane, rational and balanced women. If you haven’t seen it already. My publishers were anxious I should… Continue reading

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We need to know much more about ISIS’s ‘British’ jihadists

19 June 2014 13:15

The social media exchanges of British jihadis in Syria and Iraq, as just revealed, are perfectly riveting, don’t you think? Fancy worrying about things like where to leave your luggage… Continue reading

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The UK's attitude towards Britishness and immigration has changed over the last 10 years. Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Five things you need to know about the latest British Social Attitudes survey

17 June 2014 17:03

How have British attitudes changed over the last decade? The latest British Social Attitudes survey is out today, suggesting that Britons have become less tolerant of immigration, benefits tourism and… Continue reading

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Mark Bonney, Canon Treasurer at Salisbury Cathedral, holds the cathedral's copy of Magna Carta. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

‘Britishness’ debate: can you do Magna Carta without also doing God?

17 June 2014 16:02

Was anyone terribly surprised by the Social Attitudes Survey published today suggesting that most people thought that, in order to be British, you should be able to speak English? Some… Continue reading

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A small town in Yorkshire turns racist

16 June 2014 13:39

A small Yorkshire town has been hugely enriched this year by the arrival of 500 Roma people. The village of Hexthorpe was once boringly, stultifyingly, monocultural – and you would… Continue reading

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Oh dear. Michael Gove has announced that British schools will teach 'British values'. (Image: Getty)

I dread the thought of my children being taught ‘British values’

10 June 2014 10:44

I’ve been off the past week poncing around Rome in a frilly shirt, and so am naturally gloomy about coming home. Just to make it worse, I return to hear… Continue reading

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Conservatives, Labour And Lib Dems Agree A Deal On Press Reform

John Woodcock should know that walls have ears

9 June 2014 13:05

Labour’s John Woodcock is being teased mercilessly by his colleagues. A recent fundraising event which he organised was secretly recorded – and embarrassing quotes from fellow Labour MPs and candidates,… Continue reading

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Pensions, pubs, shale, slavery and recall — what to expect in tomorrow’s Queen Speech

3 June 2014 17:07

The last Queen’s Speech of this Parliament is almost upon us. Will the final session prove right the claims that this is a ‘zombie parliament’? Or can we expect a… Continue reading

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Edible food: a triumph of immigration and globalisation

3 June 2014 12:43

As usual I enjoyed Hugo Rifkind’s column in the Times today. His central point that fights, whether on Europe or Scotland or whatever, can’t be ducked forever and that complacency is fatal… Continue reading

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The age of Selfish Whining Monkeys

2 June 2014 20:13

I had a horrible dream last night that I’ve never had before. In the dream, I knew I had to get up early and couldn’t get to sleep. Every time… Continue reading

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Osborne admits net migration target is impossible without EU reform

1 June 2014 16:43

George Osborne’s interview today with the Sun on Sunday does show the Conservatives are starting to see a little bit of sense about their net migration target. They’re starting to… Continue reading

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Political meltdown

30 May 2014 17:03

I have consistently maintained that the Liberal Democrat party is an anachronism, a perversion and general waste of political space. So imagine my joy in recent weeks at discovering that… Continue reading

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Jeremy Thorpe, Edward Heath and Roy Jenkins at a Britain in Europe event in the 1970s. (Image: Getty)

If Britain has a culture war, it’s the euro-enthusiasts who started it, not Ukip

30 May 2014 11:39

Following last week’s Purple Revolution in which the pro-democracy Faragist rebels liberated Britain from the hated pro-EUSSR LibLabCon stooges (at least this is the version I’m telling my kids to… Continue reading

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Eastern European immigrants are  perceived as taking British jobs (Photo: Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty)

The Ukip ‘earthquake’ must provoke a proper debate about immigration

27 May 2014 12:09

The ‘debate’ about immigration in recent weeks has failed to focus on the crucial issue – the sheer scale that immigration has reached and its inevitable impact on our future.… Continue reading

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Today’s migration figures show why Cameron should drop his ‘tens of thousands’ target

22 May 2014 11:36

The inconveniently-timed net migration figures are out this morning, and they’re not good for the Prime Minister’s pledge to get immigration into the ‘tens of thousands’ by the general election.… Continue reading

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UKIP Leader Nigel Farage Visits Eastleigh To Canvass With Candidate Diane James

Matthew d’Ancona has unwittingly shown why people want to vote Ukip

22 May 2014 10:24

Well it’s polling day, and if anybody wants a spur to vote Ukip they have two options: Peter Oborne’s stirring cover piece in the new issue of The Spectator and… Continue reading

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The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen

Scotching a myth: Scotland is not as left-wing as you think it is

21 May 2014 11:58

Alex Salmond and David Cameron have more in common than a shared appreciation for Andy Murray’s tennis. Not, of course, that you would ever persuade either of them to admit… Continue reading

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Abu Hamza embodies Britain’s self-destructive madness

20 May 2014 19:57

A jury in the US has taken less than two days to find Abu Hamza guilty on multiple terrorism charges. He can now expect to spend the rest of his… Continue reading

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Ukip's Nigel Farage Campaigns Before European Elections

Why people will be voting for Ukip this Thursday

20 May 2014 16:20

Despite levels of media scrutiny and hostility unseen in recent political history, this Thursday up to 30 per cent of British voters will opt for Ukip. The odd thing is… Continue reading

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Exclusive: Leading Tory eurosceptic calls for Cameron to ditch net migration target

20 May 2014 14:57

The next set of net migration figures are, conveniently, released on the day of the European and local elections. Some wonder whether this will add grist to the mill of… Continue reading

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