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Nigel Farage on the Sunday Politics today. Photo: BBC.

Nigel Farage: David Cameron’s ‘fanaticism’ is to blame for Libya migrant crisis

19 April 2015 13:25

Nigel Farage tends to stick to one line on foreign affairs: no more foreign wars. On the Sunday Politics today, the Ukip leader claimed that the migrant crisis and tragedies in the… Continue reading

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Duelling advice for Nigel Farage

19 April 2015 12:31

A Polish prince this week challenged Nigel Farage to a duel. The prince, Yanek Zylinski, blames Farage and Ukip for anti-Polish sentiment in the UK so he’s suggesting they meet in Hyde… Continue reading

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Nigel Farage outside Northern and Shell Media Group, which is owned by Richard Desmond (Photo: Rob Stothard/Getty)

45 million reasons why donations to political parties are dodgy as hell

17 April 2015 17:23

If I had a spare £1 million swashing about in my bank account or down the back of the sofa, I am pretty sure I could come up with, give… Continue reading

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UKIP Nigel Farage Attends BBC Broadcasting House For A Radio Interview

How Ukip plans to boost its national campaign

17 April 2015 16:14

What will Ukip do with the £1.3 million donated by Express chief Richard Desmond? The party cannot plough the money directly into its fight in South Thanet because strict spending… Continue reading

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UKIP Leader Nigel Farage Attends A Public Meeting In Clacton-On-Sea

Is Douglas Carswell avoiding the HIV question — or should he be given a break?

17 April 2015 13:38

Does Douglas Carswell agree with Nigel Farage’s controversial comments on treating foreigners with HIV? When I asked the Ukip leader, Farage responded ‘Yeah of course, he thinks we should have a… Continue reading

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It takes guts to stick it to the stuck-up BBC audience

17 April 2015 13:10

I thought Farage was rather good in that debate yesterday. It’s about time someone stuck it to the bovine, self-important, audiences – it takes a bit of guts to do… Continue reading

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The BBC debate confirmed some unhelpful female stereotypes

17 April 2015 12:26

If I were a nicer person, I suppose I’d have been rather more moved by what the Independent called the moment that summed up last night’s leaders debate, the ‘beautiful group hug’… Continue reading

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My decision to vote Labour – a further explanation

17 April 2015 8:40

Missing from my column this week, for reasons of space etc, was this simple point: I am a Socialist. I am not a liberal. Liberalism, or what it has become,… Continue reading

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Coffee Shots: Nick Clegg tempts fate with BLUKIP photoshop

16 April 2015 18:16

Today Nick Clegg revealed a new poster claiming that the Tories could form a coalition with Ukip. Speaking about the prospect of ‘BLUKIP,’ Clegg warned of the potential dangers of such a… Continue reading

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Watch: Nigel Farage interview on South Thanet, tactical voting, Douglas Carswell and those HIV comments

16 April 2015 16:00

Nigel Farage has been mysteriously absent from the election campaign trail. In the latest Mini Election interview, I spoke to the Ukip leader about his race in South Thanet and… Continue reading

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Watch: Schoolchild tells Tristram Hunt he would vote Ukip to ‘get all the foreigners out’

16 April 2015 13:32

Tristram Hunt encountered every politician’s nightmare on the campaign trail this morning. When visiting a primary school in Derbyshire, the shadow education secretary asked a schoolchild how they would vote in the general… Continue reading

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Ukip win and lose a celebrity supporter in the space of an hour

15 April 2015 17:52

Last year Mike Read had to withdraw his Ukip Calypso song from sale after a number people complained that it was racist. So Mr S was cheered to hear that there… Continue reading

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The Ukip pledge that other parties may well adopt

15 April 2015 16:20

One of the Ukip manifesto pledges that’s making certain types a bit grumpy today is a pledge to abolish the Department for Energy and Climate Change. Unite has said that… Continue reading

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Ukip attempts a professional manifesto launch in Thurrock

15 April 2015 13:45

There was one star of Ukip’s manifesto launch today: Suzanne Evans. For once Nigel Farage didn’t steal the show, it was the party’s deputy chairman — and the brains behind… Continue reading

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UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage tours a hinge factory in Clacton-On-Sea in Essex, east of London, on April 13, 2015 during a general election campaign visit.

Campaign kick-off: 22 days to go

15 April 2015 9:30

Three manifestos down, two more to go. Yesterday, the Conservatives launched their plan for government and promised to be ‘the party of the working people’ while the Green Party promised to… Continue reading

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UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage (L) and UKIP Thurrock candidate Tim Aker (R) speak to supporters during a general election campaign visit to Thurrock in Essex, East of London, on April 13, 2015.

Nigel Farage throws red meat to Ukippers in Thurrock

14 April 2015 13:24

Ukip held a campaign rally in a strip club yesterday evening. Well, that’s not entirely fair — it was an ‘entertainment centre’, as party officials were keen to point out,… Continue reading

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The General Election 2015 viral video chart

14 April 2015 13:24

Last week, the Greens released ‘Change the Tune’, a party political broadcast on YouTube. It features actors playing Cameron, Clegg, Miliband and Farage all singing in harmony. All four men are indistinguishable… Continue reading

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Have the Tories made an ‘electoral pact’ with Ukip?

10 April 2015 14:44

This week David Cameron invited Ukip voters to ‘come home‘ to the Conservative party. ‘Come with us, come back home to us rather than risk all of this good work… Continue reading

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Louise Mensch’s love for David Cameron reaches new lows

9 April 2015 11:26

Louise Mensch has never been one to hide her love for her former boss David Cameron. However, their relationship took a hit earlier this year when the Prime Minister’s decision to pay… Continue reading

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Ashcroft marginal polls show Tory-Labour races remain tight — and Ukip is falling behind

8 April 2015 21:37

The Tory-Labour battleground remains very close. Lord Ashcroft has returned to ten competitive marginal seats in his latest round of polling and has found swings to Labour, ranging from 0.5… Continue reading

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The docks at Great Grismby. Photo: Isabel Hardman.

Why is Nigel Farage in Grimsby instead of battling for South Thanet?

8 April 2015 11:49

Nigel Farage is in Great Grimsby today, campaigning with Ukip candidate Victoria Ayling. The last Ashcroft poll focusing on Great Grimsby put Ukip behind Labour by one point, and that… Continue reading

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Is Ed Balls running scared from debating George Osborne?

8 April 2015 8:00

When Ed Balls appeared alongside George Osborne on the Andrew Marr Show earlier this year, the Shadow Chancellor told viewers how much he wanted to have a TV debate with… Continue reading

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UKIP Nigel Farage Attends BBC Broadcasting House For A Radio Interview

Ukip may be slipping in the polls but it will still have a big impact on the election

7 April 2015 18:10

Is the Ukip bandwagon slowing down? Today’s Sun reports that Ukip has lost a quarter of its voters since November, from an average of 16.75 per cent in polls last November to… Continue reading

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Leader of the Labour party Ed Miliband (L), and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (R) speak before Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive in Westminster Hall to address both Houses of Parliament on March 20, 2012 in London, England.

Campaign kick-off: 30 days to go

7 April 2015 9:06

With the Easter break now over, the general election campaign will notch up a gear today as the political parties try to make the most of the last month of… Continue reading

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Why all this talk of a hung parliament could be a self-fulfilling prophecy

6 April 2015 17:18

In a close campaign, you would normally expect the smaller parties to get squeezed as voters decided that is really a choice between Labour and the Tories. But this time,… Continue reading

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