Nigel Farage

The Ukip fox is here to stay

Revealed: The mastermind behind Ukip’s foxy election merchandise

30 March 2015 18:40

You might have thought Ukip bosses would want to distance themselves from their outspoken and eccentric candidate Winston McKenzie after he organised the disastrous ‘Carnival of Colour’ in Croydon last year before… Continue reading

Labour's 'Pledge 4 Mug', available now on their online shop.

Labour’s most shameful mug? It has to be Diane Abbott

30 March 2015 16:30

This is an extract from Hugo Rifkind’s column in the next issue of The Spectator, out on Thursday: The Labour party has put its five core election pledges on mugs.… Continue reading

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Stakes raised ahead of Thursday night’s debate

29 March 2015 13:00

The stakes have been raised, at least psychologically, for Thursday night’s debate. Today’s YouGov poll has Labour four points ahead, in contrast to a two point Tory lead in their… Continue reading

Ukip Leader Nigel Farage Fails To Turn Up At Rally

Convince a generation that Ukip resemble the Nazis and you can make them do anything

26 March 2015 11:22

There was something genuinely frightening about the disturbance aimed at Nigel Farage and his family this weekend; what’s scary is that there seem to be so many people in our… Continue reading


How Ukip became the incredible disappearing party

26 March 2015 10:31

The establishment drive to marginalise Ukip has been under way for three months now, and it has having its effect. You will not read anything about Ukip in your newspapers… Continue reading

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If it’s not ok to hound Sienna Miller and Steve Coogan, why is it ok to hound Nigel Farage?

24 March 2015 9:56

Faragephobia reached dizzy new heights on Sunday afternoon, when a bunch of thespians and circus freaks invaded Nigel Farage’s local pub and hounded him and his family out. Behaving with… Continue reading

The BBC Host The Third And Final Televised Leaders' Debate

Debate deal finally reached

21 March 2015 15:53

After months of negotiations, a final deal on debates has now been reached. There will be no head to head debate between Cameron and Miliband. Instead, there will be one… Continue reading

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Breaking: Ukip not in crisis

20 March 2015 14:18

After the Ukip MEP Janice Atkinson was suspended from her party following claims that a member of her staff tried to get a fake receipt to increase an expense claim, media pundits have… Continue reading

Is Nigel Farage turning into Ron Paul?

Is Nigel Farage becoming Ron Paul?

19 March 2015 15:38

I think I have seen Nigel Farage’s future, and it is not pretty. A copy of Farage’s The Purple Revolution reached my desk today. The cover instantly reminded me of a cover… Continue reading

Mr S's pick of the political lookalikes (Pictures: Susan Scott Agency)

Wanted: Nigel Farage lookalike

18 March 2015 10:00

As the election approaches, politicians will find their diaries packed with various events. It’s an equally busy time for those born with the gift of looking like a politician. ‘I’m… Continue reading

United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage addresses attendees during a 'Homes for Britain' rally at Methodist Central Hall on March 17, 2015 in London, England.

Nigel Farage: I’ve no doubt my health will have failed by 2020

18 March 2015 8:00

After Mr S revealed the strict door policy for the launch of Nigel Farage’s new book The Purple Revolution at the Blue Boar in Westminster, the impromptu drinks affair was… Continue reading

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Whatever happened to Nigel Farage, the defender of free speech?

17 March 2015 12:04

Once upon a time there was a libertarian champion, who led a self-styled ‘People’s Army’. He stood up to ‘political correctness’ and was famed for his outspoken views that often… Continue reading


Nigel Farage is right: he has to win in South Thanet

16 March 2015 14:49

Can Nigel Farage survive as leader of Ukip if he doesn’t become an MP? Although he stood in South Thanet ten years ago — and gained a meagre 5 per… Continue reading


Nigel Farage is on the hunt for Britain’s ‘Reagan Democrats’

12 March 2015 18:18

Why does Nigel Farage keep on doing it? Whether it’s immigrants blocking up the M4, ostentatious breastfeeding or today’s controversy over scrapping race discrimination laws, the Ukip leader has a knack of making statements that… Continue reading

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Nigel Farage’s race discrimination comments are a strategic error

12 March 2015 13:21

Aside from whether he’s right to argue that we don’t need many racial discrimination laws, why does Nigel Farage think it’s politically a good idea to mull about relaxing them… Continue reading

Nigel Farage has said he would get rid of 'irrelevant' anti-discrimination laws (Photo: Getty)

The abolition of anti-discrimination laws would prove how tolerant Britain had become

12 March 2015 11:33

My mum once told me about a man she knew who’d come from a poor background and had no luck finding a job. He’d applied for over 400 positions but… Continue reading

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MPs back plain cigarette packets. Smokers, get over it. Or switch to pretty e-cigs

11 March 2015 14:55

MPs are voting today in favour of the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging. There hasn’t even been a debate on the issue and the BBC thinks the result is a foregone conclusion. That’s… Continue reading

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Nigel Farage calls for Electoral Commission to be closed down after FUKP decision

9 March 2015 9:49

Mr S’s disclosure that the Electoral Commission have approved Al Murray’s Freedom United Kingdom Party as an official party for the election has not gone down well with Nigel Farage. The leader… Continue reading


Exclusive: Electoral Commission gives Al Murray’s party the green light

6 March 2015 16:11

Oh dear, Mr S has some bad news for Nigel Farage. The Ukip leader’s South Thanet rival Al Murray has had his application to make the Freedom United Kingdom Party… Continue reading

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Ukip should not attack others for attacks

6 March 2015 14:07

‘What I’m seeing in this election is the influence of these big American advisers and it’s becoming the most negative, personal and nasty campaign I’ve ever seen.’ So said Nigel… Continue reading

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Nigel Farage’s birthday message for Lord Ashcroft

6 March 2015 12:00

As Lord Ashcroft turned 69 this week, the international businessman celebrated with a polling event on his birthday to announce the impending Labour bloodbath north of the border: ‘Good evening and… Continue reading


Five things I learnt after going behind the scenes with Ukip

5 March 2015 15:54

Ukip is fighting its most important and difficult election campaign to date. If the party is victorious in May, there is a chance it will become an established Westminster force —… Continue reading


Podcast: Putin’s empire building, Osborne’s election plans and what Ukip want

5 March 2015 9:12

Are we heading into a new Cold War? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, we revisit Vladimir Putin’s empire building plans and the Mail on Sunday’s Peter Hitchens debates… Continue reading

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Ukip dumps its 50,000 immigration target – could this help the Tories?

4 March 2015 8:42

It was a bit rich of George Osborne to tease Nigel Farage for ‘a novel approach to policymaking’ for dumping Ukip’s previous commitment to a 50,000 cap on the number… Continue reading

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Ukip MEP in Nazi Twitter spat over Joseph Goebbels

2 March 2015 14:59

The Ukip spring conference was somewhat overshadowed by a publicity stunt from a local theatre group in Margate, which saw dancers dressed as Nazis high-kick their way through Springtime for… Continue reading