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Ukip: We won’t do pacts with other parties

30 January 2015 16:15

Who wants to work with who after the General Election? It’s a question that pundits like to chew over, partly because few politicians can afford to rule anything out with… Continue reading

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Revealed: Nigel Farage once voted for the Green Party

26 January 2015 9:13

Nigel Farage’s secret is out. In an interview with the Mail on Sunday, the leader of Ukip let slip that he once voted for the Green Party. ‘I voted Green… Continue reading

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Nigel Farage on the Andrew Marr show this morning. Photo: BBC.

Five points from Nigel Farage’s interview on Marr

25 January 2015 12:12

First Cameron, then Miliband – now it was Nigel Farage’s turn to be granted the status of a January interview on the Marr sofa. And there was plenty to discuss: the Sunday… Continue reading

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Is Cllr Karen Damzcuk about to defect to Ukip?

Karen Danczuk gets closer to Ukip

22 January 2015 11:20

When Simon Danczuk met Nigel Farage for a pint in December, the Labour MP was accused of plotting a defection to Ukip. While Danczuk denied this at the time, his wife… Continue reading

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Ukip is sticking to the mainstream line on the NHS

20 January 2015 10:29

One  reason that Ukip seems rather quiet at the moment is that it doesn’t have very much policy to talk about. And one reason for that is that there’s a row going… Continue reading

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Will South Thanet care that Al Murray has a gig in Dartford on election night?

19 January 2015 13:00

On election night, Al Murray will not be in South Thanet as is the usual custom among candidate hopefuls. Instead, the 46-year-old comedian will be performing a gig in Dartford. Despite… Continue reading

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Al Murray in Twitter spat with Ukip MEP

15 January 2015 16:20

Although Nigel Farage referred to his new political rival Al Murray as the first ‘serious opponent’ he has encountered in South Thanet, not all of Ukip are amused that The Pub Landlord is running… Continue reading

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Nigel Farage speaking at a press conference in Westminster this afternoon. Photo:  Mary Turner/Getty Images

Nigel Farage: a two-bit demagogue and believer in lazy ‘Root Causes’

13 January 2015 15:29

Nigel Farage has performed a useful public service this week. Yes, really, he has. The UKIP leader, you see, is a believer in Root Causes. He is, in fact, a Root… Continue reading

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Has anyone seen Nigel Farage?

13 January 2015 11:16

‘Ukip seems to have imploded,’ one ‘mainstream’ politician remarked to me yesterday. ‘We haven’t heard anything from them.’ True, Ukip have been rather quiet since Christmas, but anyone in the… Continue reading

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Kate Chisholm’s radio top five from 2014

25 December 2014 9:00

1. My top gong would be shared by June Spencer and Patricia Greene for their brilliant character acting on Radio 4’s The Archers, creating in Peggy and Jill two resilient… Continue reading

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Nigel Farage: Bigger Than Jesus

17 December 2014 12:09

Ukip’s commonwealth spokesperson Winston McKenzie – he of Carnival of Colour fame – is never far from controversy. It was only a matter of time before a devout Ukipper compared their… Continue reading

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Nigel Farage with Steph and Dom Parker. Photo: Channel 4.

Exclusive: Mrs Farage is still paid for by ‘public sector’ despite Gogglebox denial

16 December 2014 12:06

Ukip has confirmed this morning that Nigel Farage’s wife is still in receipt of public money — despite an on air denial from her husband. The party could not have paid… Continue reading

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Nigel Farage with Steph and Dom Parker. Photo: Channel 4.

Poor Farage was stitched up by Steph and Dom

16 December 2014 10:38

Steph and Dom are the posh-sounding, drunk couple from Gogglebox – the surprise hit programme where people are recorded sitting on sofas giving a running commentary on the TV shows… Continue reading

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Steph and Dom Meet…Nigel Farage: the last authentic politician or tipsy fool?

15 December 2014 23:07

Would you invite Nigel Farage around for drinks and dinner? Steph and Dom Meet…Nigel Farage shows what happened when the ‘posh couple’ from Gogglebox did just that. The Ukip leader comes… Continue reading

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The ideal Christmas present for the xenophobe in your life

15 December 2014 12:44

Stuck with gift ideas for that slightly xenophobic, older family member this Christmas? Then look no further than the Ukip website. They are currently auctioning off a painting of their… Continue reading

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Nigel Farage and Richard Desmond’s cosy deal making

12 December 2014 14:32

Ukip are cock-a-hoop this afternoon with news that controversial proprietor Richard Desmond is to donate £300,000 to Farage’s party ahead of the 2015 election. Express sources confirm that Dirty Desmond… Continue reading

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Watch: why doesn’t Russell Brand stand for Parliament?

12 December 2014 10:07

In case you hadn’t heard, Russell Brand was on Question Time last night with Nigel Farage. It was explosive to say the least, with Brand and Farage clashing over pretty… Continue reading

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The Tory voters who are still vulnerable to Ukip

9 December 2014 8:53

Today’s conclusion from the British Election Study that Ukip will hurt the Tories far more than it will damage Labour at the General Election is unsurprising, but still important as… Continue reading

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Can we expect Nigel vs Nick against in 2015? Photo: Getty Images.

Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage are pursuing the same electoral strategy

8 December 2014 17:15

What is the reasoning behind Nigel Farage’s recent spate of apparent gaffes? Following his breastfeeding comments last week, the Ukip leader blamed his lateness to an event in Wales on… Continue reading

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Tories attack Nigel Farage over breastfeeding remarks

6 December 2014 12:24

Ukip’s crisis is the Conservatives’ gain. Following Nigel Farage’s comments about ‘ostentatious’ breastfeeding, Conservative HQ have been promoting this graphic online, with a title noting that Farage is ‘making it up… Continue reading

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Lou Burns, without and with the napkin she was given while breastfeeding her baby in Claridge’s. Via: @andysrelation

I’m with Farage on breastfeeding – we need to take on the frenzied glorification of motherhood

6 December 2014 10:04

Let’s get one thing straight. Women have been bringing up children perfectly happily for centuries without breastfeeding them in Claridges. The fact that we are having a row about a… Continue reading

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Should politicians grumble about awkward stories?

5 December 2014 16:27

A lot of political types are very cross with the ‘biased media’ today. Ukip is currently the most aerated because some journalists ‘fabricated’ (which is today synonymous with ‘transcribed’) some remarks… Continue reading

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Nigel Farage: Women should avoid ‘ostentatious’ breastfeeding

5 December 2014 12:03

Nigel Farage has waded into the row about a mother being asked to cover up while breastfeeding her baby by suggesting that women should avoid ‘openly ostentatious’ behaviour. The Ukip… Continue reading

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The Labour MPs who deny planning to defect to Ukip

26 November 2014 15:00

Ukip are desperate to build on the momentum from their Rochester win as the general election looms ever closer. At the very top of the party figures including leader Nigel… Continue reading

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Nigel Farage outside Rochester Castle in Kent, after Mark Reckless won the Rochester and Strood by-election last night.  Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Nigel Farage: I would love a Labour defector to join Ukip

21 November 2014 18:25

Ukip’s victory in Rochester has lead to the inevitable question of ‘what next?’ for the party. Now that Nigel Farage has two representatives in the House of Commons, his main… Continue reading

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