UKIP

Labour leader Ed Miliband and Jeremy Paxman chat during the filming of  'Cameron & Miliband ; The Battle For Number 10' on March 26, 2015 in London, England.

Two more polls suggest Ed Miliband’s ‘Paxo bounce’ is sliding away

30 March 2015 23:56

Ed Miliband so-called ‘Paxo bounce’ in the opinion polls is ebbing away. The polls out this evening have the Conservatives either level pegging with Labour or slightly ahead. Tonight’s latest from YouGov/The Sun… Continue reading

10 Comments
BRITAIN-POLITICS-VOTE

‘There’s no such thing as a safe seat’: Douglas Carswell explains his absence from Ukip launch

30 March 2015 19:37

Ukip launched its general election campaign poster today. Nigel Farage was there, both in person and in print, with a very large image of his face emblazoned across the new… Continue reading

50 Comments
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

5 Comments
British opposition Conservative party le

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

45 Comments
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

127 Comments
nigelfaragehands

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

238 Comments
464806307-617x413

David Cameron tells Tory MPs: Defend our record on the NHS and fighting poverty

25 March 2015 18:29

David Cameron has just addressed the last meeting of the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers in this parliament. He was given the traditional desk banging reception. Indeed, the loyal, pre-election… Continue reading

22 Comments
Spot the difference (Photo: Getty)

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

546 Comments
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

70 Comments
(Photo: Justin Tallis/Getty)

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

68 Comments
Nigel Farage leader of Britain's UK Independence Party (UKIP) celebrates with candidate Janice Atkinson, left, as he hears the results of the south east region European Parliamentary Election vote at the Guildhall in Southampton, England, Monday, May 26, 2014.

Janice Atkinson is just the latest example of Ukip’s persistent problem with candidates

20 March 2015 12:35

Ukip is in crisis once again. Today’s Sun reveals that Janice Atkinson, an MEP for the South East and PPC for Folkestone and Hythe, has been suspended and may face a police enquiry over… Continue reading

130 Comments
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

81 Comments
(Photo: Getty)

Budget 2015: The challenges for Labour

18 March 2015 11:02

Ed Miliband will respond to the Budget today (the Shadow Chancellor responds to the Autumn Statement, and has a Budget speech the day after the main event). In the past… Continue reading

2 Comments
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

11 Comments
da

Exclusive: Tories agree to TV debate offer

17 March 2015 16:12

Downing Street has agreed to an offer from the broadcasters for one seven-way election debate on 2 April. The Tories felt that it was close enough to their final offer… Continue reading

51 Comments
The Conservative Party Annual Conference

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

143 Comments
Farage-bansky-style-for-web3

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

45 Comments
(Photo: Dave Thompson/Getty)

Nick Clegg: The Liberal Democrats are the continuity choice at the election

15 March 2015 14:52

The Liberal Democrats sense an opportunity in all this speculation about who the Tories and Labour would do deals with in the event of a hung parliament. They believe that… Continue reading

22 Comments
Screenshot 2015-03-13 12.15.32

Mini Election: Jacob Rees-Mogg on re-election in North East Somerset and being a Tory stereotype

13 March 2015 13:22

Is Jacob Rees-Mogg confident about reelection in North East Somerset? For the latest Mini Election video, I visited the West Country to speak to Jacob (and his son Peter) about his… Continue reading

55 Comments
Farage-Reagan

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

78 Comments
UKIP Spring Conference

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

255 Comments
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

109 Comments
Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 14.22.46

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

25 Comments
party

David Cameron wants to party like it’s 2011

11 March 2015 10:50

This was a landmark week in this long election campaign. It was the first this year in which two pollsters (YouGov and Lord Ashcroft) each posted a Conservative lead outside… Continue reading

33 Comments
Margaret Hodge at the Debrett's 500 party in January 2015. The event was sponsored by HSBC (Photo: David M. Benett/Getty)

Who on earth does Margaret Hodge think she is?

10 March 2015 15:23

Most people, when they hear the word populist, will think of Marine Le Pen going mad about Muslim immigrants or a Ukipper saying he wouldn’t want an Albanian living next… Continue reading

202 Comments