Nigel Farage

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Some gay people are right-wing. Get over it!

25 June 2015 13:33

Is being gay ‘left-wing’?  You wouldn’t have thought so.  If being gay is something which some people just are then there is no obvious reason why gays should not be… Continue reading

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron is greeted by Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel upon his arrival at Schloss Elmau for the summit of the G7 group of nations on June 7, 2015 near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Podcast: Angela Merkel’s burden, Ukip’s American flirtation and Gove’s grammar rules

25 June 2015 9:32

This podcast is sponsored by Berry Bros, The Spectator’s house red. Germany has just as much to worry about from a Grexit as Greece. On this week’s View from 22… Continue reading


Nigel Farage slips into the background at charity cricket match

22 June 2015 18:42

With taxpayers currently facing the prospect of a £3 billion bill in order to stop Parliament turning into a ‘ruin’, perhaps it’s time the Speaker took a note out of Baroness Benjamin’s… Continue reading

Ukip Deputy Chairman Suzanne Evans takes part in a press conference on April 9, 2015 in London, England

Suzanne Evans ‘unsacked’ as Ukip spokesman

19 June 2015 15:50

Those Kippers just can’t decide whether to stay or go. Suzanne Evans, Ukip’s deputy chairman, was yesterday banned from representing the party, according to a leaked internal email. Evans upset some in… Continue reading

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Test pollsters through encouraging competition, not through knee-jerk reactions

18 June 2015 17:55

We can all agree that the 2015 General Election was not the pollsters’ finest moment. While final polls from ComRes and one other firm put all the parties within the… Continue reading

Suzanne Evans, deputy chairwoman of UKIP, speaks with Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP, as he prepares to launch the party's 2015 general election manifesto at the Thurrock Hotel, ahead of the May 7 general election, in Thurrock, U.K., on April 15, 2015.

Suzanne Evans upsets Farage loyalists with ‘divisive character’ comments

18 June 2015 15:57

Nigel Farage has himself admitted that he is a ‘Marmite’ character. It’s one of the reasons given for his party’s patchy performance at the general election and it turns out it is a view… Continue reading

Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP, arrives at the 4th annual UKIP south east regional conference, in Eastbourne, U.K., on June 6, 2015

Nigel Farage gets his revenge with the return of Matt Richardson

16 June 2015 13:50

Matt Richardson has returned to his role as Ukip’s general secretary today. The party told the BBC in a statement, ‘Matt has resumed the role… by law any constituted political party… Continue reading

UKIP Hold Their First Conference Since The General Election

It may actually be in Ukip’s interest to lose the EU referendum

12 June 2015 15:35

Will the country be torn apart by the EU referendum? That’s the argument made by Chris Deerin on the capitalist running dog website CapX. Deerin, a Scottish Unionist, says it’s… Continue reading

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Ukip sources hit back at Raheem Kassam’s comments on plots and money

11 June 2015 15:44

Raheem Kassam has blown open the doors on the mad world of Ukip in an interview with The Guardian’s Rowena Mason. A former aide to Nigel Farage, Kassam was the Ukip leader’s righthand man during… Continue reading


Farage’s former aide lets rip about working for Ukip: ‘I totally regret it’

11 June 2015 10:16

The Ukip civil war may be over for now but that doesn’t mean its casualties aren’t still reeling in the aftermath. Nigel Farage’s former aide Raheem Kassam has carried out a… Continue reading


Another day, another Ukip ‘unresignation’

9 June 2015 15:20

After Nigel Farage stepped down as leader of the Ukip party following his defeat in South Thanet, he hastily ‘unresigned’ days later. The move led to a Ukip civil war… Continue reading

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Out’s Farage dilemma

6 June 2015 11:15

Nigel Farage’s latest intervention—declaring that Ukip is ‘going to take the lead making the case for voting to leave the EU in the referendum—neatly sums up the dilemma facing the… Continue reading

Michael Heaver (pictured left) is Nigel Farage's new press aide.

Nigel Farage rejigs his team and hires Michael Heaver as press aide

4 June 2015 12:34

Nigel Farage has made made some changes to his core team. After the Ukip wars, his senior aide Raheem Kassam left the party and has been replaced by Michael Heaver. From… Continue reading


Will Sepp Blatter ‘unresign’ like Nigel Farage?

2 June 2015 18:42

After mounting public pressure, Sepp Blatter has today announced he will resign as Fifa president. This comes after the 79-year-old was re-elected last week in the role, despite being embroiled in a… Continue reading

Nigel Farage addresses the media during a press conference in Margate, southeast England, on May 8, 2015 after he failed to be elected to the parliamentary seat of Thanet South.

Nigel Farage must take a front seat in the EU referendum — a response to Stuart Wheeler

30 May 2015 13:18

How very tiresome it already is to hear arguments over the European Referendum campaign based not on numbers and facts, but on emotion, intuition, and partisanship. I would have thought… Continue reading


Coffee Shots: Suzanne Evans, Ukip leader 8th – 11th May 2015

29 May 2015 14:26

After Nigel Farage resigned as the leader of Ukip following his South Thanet defeat, he appointed Suzanne Evans as the party’s temporary leader. However, this appointment turned out to be… Continue reading


Sandi Toksvig makes Hitler jibe about Nigel Farage

26 May 2015 8:29

Sandi Toksvig disclosed last month that she has given up her role on Radio 4′s The News Quiz in order to focus on launching the Women’s Equality Party. Appearing at the… Continue reading


Is Matthew Richardson set to ‘unresign’ from Ukip?

23 May 2015 11:30

After Nigel Farage resigned as the leader of Ukip following his defeat in South Thanet, he hastily ‘unresigned’ days later. Not everyone was pleased by the quick turnaround, with Ukip MEP Patrick… Continue reading

UKIP leader Nigel Farage speaks during a press conference in which he announced his resignation after failing to win the South Thanet constituency on May 8, 2015 in Broadstairs, England.

Nigel Farage kowtows to critics and takes a summer break

21 May 2015 18:27

Nigel Farage stamped his authority on Ukip with a round of sackings, but he has also listened to his critics. In his Spectator diary, the Ukip leader admits one of his chief critics… Continue reading

UKIP leader Nigel Farage passes UKIP deputy chairwoman Suzanne Evans during the launch of the party's election manifesto on April 15, 2015 in Thurrock, England;

Nigel Farage insists he has future plans for Suzanne Evans

20 May 2015 9:35

Peace appears to have broken out across Ukip, albeit after Nigel Farage has stamped down on those who criticised him. Suzanne Evans is the latest casualty of the Ukip wars,… Continue reading


Is Mark Reckless set to become Ukip’s Head of Policy?

19 May 2015 21:03

Mark Reckless has been rather quiet during the recent Ukip wars. After losing Rochester & Strood to the Conservatives, it has been expected he would return to the party in… Continue reading

Nigel Farage Announces UKIP's Economic Policy

Patrick O’Flynn issues humiliating apology and resigns as economics spokesman

19 May 2015 14:19

Patrick O’Flynn has apologised for starting last week’s Ukip wars. I understand that O’Flynn met with Farage in Strasbourg this morning — the first time the pair had sat down… Continue reading

Friends. Sort of.

Coffee Shots: Friends reunited

18 May 2015 12:13

What a difference a day makes. Only yesterday it seemed that the Ukip civil war was still rattling on, with Nigel Farage’s former senior advisor Raheem Kassam writing a feisty article for the Telegraph criticising… Continue reading

Suzanne Evans on the Andrew Marr show this morning. Photo: BBC.

Ukip’s Suzanne Evans: ‘nobody wants Nigel to leave’

17 May 2015 11:02

Ukip’s internal warfare continues today with interventions from both sides. Suzanne Evans, the party’s deputy chairman, appeared on the Andrew Marr Show this morning to play down the tensions. She told Andrew… Continue reading

UKIP leader Nigel Farage campaigns with Clacton MP Douglas Carswell, on April 13, 2015 in Clacton, England.

Douglas Carswell breaks cover and says Farage ‘needs to take a break now’

15 May 2015 22:50

Nigel Farage said today his critics need to put up or shut up and Douglas Carswell has chosen the former. Confirming that he is the ‘senior figure’ Farage mentioned earlier,… Continue reading