UKIP

Labour is finished. But you can’t blame it all on Corbyn

24 February 2017 15:01

Even now, even following their historic thrashing in Copeland, Labourites still cannot face the truth. Sure, there are Twitter tears…

John McDonnell gets his excuses in early for Labour’s disastrous by-election defeat in Copeland

24 February 2017 9:03

Labour’s defeat in Copeland is nothing short of a disaster – but you won’t hear that from the shadow chancellor.…

I was right! Brexit has killed off Ukip

24 February 2017 8:55

It is hugely important, if you are someone as insecure as myself, to say ‘I told you so’ whenever the…

Labour hold Stoke as Ukip and Nuttall fail to breakthrough

24 February 2017 2:21

James Forsyth discusses the by-election results with Fraser Nelson and Isabel Hardman: Labour has avoided total electoral disaster and held…

Polls close in Copeland and Stoke

23 February 2017 23:05

Polls have closed in the Copeland and Stoke by-elections. It is too early to say with any certainty what the…

Why Labour deserves a crushing defeat in Stoke

23 February 2017 8:52

Never in recent years has a party deserved to lose an election, to be demolished by people’s ballots and fury,…

The working-class vote is fed up with democracy

20 February 2017 16:12

We’re told that the story of Stoke and other similar working-class constituencies is the advance of Ukip; yet more important is…

The one consolation for Labour? Ukip aren’t a slick fighting force

20 February 2017 15:20

Theresa May has been visiting Stoke-on-Trent today ahead of the ‘really important’ by-election in the city on Thursday. That the…

Labour has no alternative

18 February 2017 10:35

In normal times, by-elections are bad for governing parties and good for oppositions. But it is an indicator of how…

Nigel Farage sets Paul Nuttall up for a fall

17 February 2017 11:46

It’s less than two hours into Ukip’s Spring Conference in Bolton and already the cracks are starting to show. Although Paul…

Paul Nuttall’s ‘press officer’ does it again

15 February 2017 12:39

As Paul Nuttall receives flak today over his admission that the claim on his website that he lost ‘close personal’ friends…

Paul Nuttall tries to manage expectations in Stoke

13 February 2017 18:02

Ukip are in the midst of an expectation management exercise in Stoke-on-Trent Central. As Paul Nuttall battles to take Tristram Hunt’s…

Podcast: Will Tories or Ukip profit from abandoned Labour voters?

23 December 2016 11:42

The Copeland by-election will be a fascinating test of whether Brexit can open up more votes for the Tories in…

Labour MP Jamie Reed takes the nuclear option and quits parliament

21 December 2016 14:04

Jamie Reed, the Labour MP for Copeland, has announced he is stepping down from Parliament from the end of January…

Labour has even bigger problems than Jeremy Corbyn these days

10 December 2016 10:38

Want proof of how bad things are for Labour? Jeremy Corbyn and his disastrous leadership is not even its biggest…

What can Nigel Farage be planning to wreck in 2017?

10 December 2016 9:00

One remark from the Christmas party season knocks insistently around my head. It came from Nigel Farage on a staircase…

Labour’s terminal decline began before Jeremy Corbyn

10 December 2016 8:30

Labour’s dire performance in the Sleaford by-election is just the latest sign of a party in terminal decline. To cap it…

Labour pushed into fourth place in Sleaford by-election

9 December 2016 9:20

Last night’s Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election played out in a predictable fashion overall. After Stephen Phillips resigned in anguish…

Labour’s Matt Damon problem

30 November 2016 16:01

One of the crueller caricatures in the 2004 satirical film ‘Team America: World Police’ is a little puppet of Matt…

What the papers say: Labour’s Ukip nightmare

29 November 2016 8:53

After being made Ukip leader yesterday, Paul Nuttall wasted no time in making it clear who he had in his…

Paul Nuttall wins Ukip’s leadership race

28 November 2016 12:00

Paul Nuttall has won the race to replace Nigel Farage as Ukip leader. Nuttall’s victory was decisive: he picked up…

Ukip’s woes

25 November 2016 10:00

Although Downing Street insists Nigel Farage will not be the UK’s ambassador to the US, on Wednesday night the interim…

Ukip falls behind BNP in party donations

24 November 2016 12:29

Since the Leave vote, Ukip has struggled to capitalise on the post referendum moment. While the Labour party isolates itself from…

Marine Le Pen causes a stir on Marr

13 November 2016 10:59

It’s Remembrance Sunday and Marine Le Pen has just appeared on the Andrew Marr show to hail a new world order. The timing…

Ukip’s leadership race: All the runners and riders

25 October 2016 15:20

Following Steven Woolfe’s decision to quit Ukip, the party’s prospects don’t look good. Woolfe – who was the frontrunner in Ukip’s…