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Watch: Nigel Farage on why Ukip is still relevant

30 July 2015 16:38

Nigel Farage emerged from his summer break today to kickstart his party’s No campaign. The Ukip leader hit out at Eurosceptic Conservatives who he believes are lazy and ‘there is… Continue reading

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Nigel Farage: I wouldn’t describe migrant groups as ‘swarms’

30 July 2015 8:53

Nigel Farage briefly grabbed the moral high ground on the Calais migrant crisis this morning. He told the Today programme, rather loftily, that he wouldn’t use the word ‘swarm’ as David… Continue reading

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Coffee Shots: Nigel Farage caught in the ladies’ loos

29 July 2015 15:52

Although Ukip is said to have a ‘women problem’ thanks to low ratings from females in comparison to other parties, their leader does at least seem keen to reach out to… Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn won’t destroy Labour. But he might yet destroy the country

28 July 2015 17:47

Imagine, for a moment, the following scenario. In 2017 Britain votes narrowly to remain within the European Union, despite the Prime Minister having achieved little in attempting to renegotiate the… Continue reading

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Leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), Nigel Farage, speaks to the MP for Clacton, Douglas Carswell (right) before the launch of a new publication "The Truth About Trade Beyond The EU" on June 17, 2015 in London, England.

Nigel Farage overruled by Ukip NEC on Short money

20 July 2015 17:26

The row in Ukip over parliamentary Short money has finally been resolved. Guido reports that Douglas Carswell, the party’s sole MP, has been advertising for a £60k per annum speechwriter, funded out… Continue reading

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How the trade unions make it more difficult for Labour to win back Ukip voters

6 July 2015 17:37

Do unions like Unite want Labour to win the next election? A fair few people, including a number of Labourites, have been asking this question since the union announced its… Continue reading

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Some gay people are right-wing. Get over it!

25 June 2015 13:33

Is being gay ‘left-wing’?  You wouldn’t have thought so.  If being gay is something which some people just are then there is no obvious reason why gays should not be… Continue reading

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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron is greeted by Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel upon his arrival at Schloss Elmau for the summit of the G7 group of nations on June 7, 2015 near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Podcast: Angela Merkel’s burden, Ukip’s American flirtation and Gove’s grammar rules

25 June 2015 9:32

This podcast is sponsored by Berry Bros, The Spectator’s house red. Germany has just as much to worry about from a Grexit as Greece. On this week’s View from 22… Continue reading

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Nigel Farage slips into the background at charity cricket match

22 June 2015 18:42

With taxpayers currently facing the prospect of a £3 billion bill in order to stop Parliament turning into a ‘ruin’, perhaps it’s time the Speaker took a note out of Baroness Benjamin’s… Continue reading

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Ukip Deputy Chairman Suzanne Evans takes part in a press conference on April 9, 2015 in London, England

Suzanne Evans ‘unsacked’ as Ukip spokesman

19 June 2015 15:50

Those Kippers just can’t decide whether to stay or go. Suzanne Evans, Ukip’s deputy chairman, was yesterday banned from representing the party, according to a leaked internal email. Evans upset some in… Continue reading

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Sajid does funny — and Suzanne avoids the hacks

19 June 2015 13:50

Last night’s Institute of Economic Affairs sixtieth birthday bash may have had Sajid Javid as their big name keynote speaker but it was another politician on the guest list at… Continue reading

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Suzanne Evans, deputy chairwoman of UKIP, speaks with Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP, as he prepares to launch the party's 2015 general election manifesto at the Thurrock Hotel, ahead of the May 7 general election, in Thurrock, U.K., on April 15, 2015.

Suzanne Evans upsets Farage loyalists with ‘divisive character’ comments

18 June 2015 15:57

Nigel Farage has himself admitted that he is a ‘Marmite’ character. It’s one of the reasons given for his party’s patchy performance at the general election and it turns out it is a view… Continue reading

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Richard Desmond of the Northern & Shell company at the headquarters of Express Newspapers in central London

Richard Desmond: I made £5,000 profit from Labour donation

16 June 2015 16:31

Although Richard Desmond recently pledged his allegiance to Ukip’s Nigel Farage, the media mogul previously backed Tony Blair, with the owner of the Express papers donating £100,000 to Labour in 2001.… Continue reading

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Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP, arrives at the 4th annual UKIP south east regional conference, in Eastbourne, U.K., on June 6, 2015

Nigel Farage gets his revenge with the return of Matt Richardson

16 June 2015 13:50

Matt Richardson has returned to his role as Ukip’s general secretary today. The party told the BBC in a statement, ‘Matt has resumed the role… by law any constituted political party… Continue reading

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It may actually be in Ukip’s interest to lose the EU referendum

12 June 2015 15:35

Will the country be torn apart by the EU referendum? That’s the argument made by Chris Deerin on the capitalist running dog website CapX. Deerin, a Scottish Unionist, says it’s… Continue reading

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Ukip sources hit back at Raheem Kassam’s comments on plots and money

11 June 2015 15:44

Raheem Kassam has blown open the doors on the mad world of Ukip in an interview with The Guardian’s Rowena Mason. A former aide to Nigel Farage, Kassam was the Ukip leader’s righthand man during… Continue reading

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Farage’s former aide lets rip about working for Ukip: ‘I totally regret it’

11 June 2015 10:16

The Ukip civil war may be over for now but that doesn’t mean its casualties aren’t still reeling in the aftermath. Nigel Farage’s former aide Raheem Kassam has carried out a… Continue reading

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Another day, another Ukip ‘unresignation’

9 June 2015 15:20

After Nigel Farage stepped down as leader of the Ukip party following his defeat in South Thanet, he hastily ‘unresigned’ days later. The move led to a Ukip civil war… Continue reading

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Ukip leader, Nigel Farage (L), speaks to supporters  as they take part in a lobby against the European Arrest Warrant opposite the House of Commons on November 10, 2014 in London, England.

Will Ukip and Tory campaigners for a Brexit manage to co-exist?

8 June 2015 15:22

Ukip continues to talk up a big role for itself in the Out campaign. As Britain’s most Eurosceptic party, it is eager to dive into a referendum it has been… Continue reading

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Even if he wins his EU referendum campaign, David Cameron will be the loser

8 June 2015 11:41

I suppose David Cameron had little choice but to offer a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union. How else could he have held his party together? Indeed, it… Continue reading

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Out’s Farage dilemma

6 June 2015 11:15

Nigel Farage’s latest intervention—declaring that Ukip is ‘going to take the lead making the case for voting to leave the EU in the referendum—neatly sums up the dilemma facing the… Continue reading

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The Electoral Commission needs reforming. Will anyone dare try?

5 June 2015 12:18

The Electoral Commission (ElCom) is an institution with a lamentable record of failing to fulfil its role as guardian of our political system. After so many contrary and arguably politically partisan… Continue reading

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Michael Heaver (pictured left) is Nigel Farage's new press aide.

Nigel Farage rejigs his team and hires Michael Heaver as press aide

4 June 2015 12:34

Nigel Farage has made made some changes to his core team. After the Ukip wars, his senior aide Raheem Kassam left the party and has been replaced by Michael Heaver. From… Continue reading

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1 million BME voters backed David Cameron's vision of Britain's future (Photo: Getty)

Here’s why the Tories convinced one million BME voters to support them

3 June 2015 12:36

One of the funnier moments of the election involved Ed Miliband assuming that a turban-wearing Sikh gentleman he met on the campaign trail would, naturally, be helping him get the… Continue reading

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Nigel Farage addresses the media during a press conference in Margate, southeast England, on May 8, 2015 after he failed to be elected to the parliamentary seat of Thanet South.

Nigel Farage must take a front seat in the EU referendum — a response to Stuart Wheeler

30 May 2015 13:18

How very tiresome it already is to hear arguments over the European Referendum campaign based not on numbers and facts, but on emotion, intuition, and partisanship. I would have thought… Continue reading

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