2014 European Elections

A letter to Nigel Farage about Beppe Grillo

1 June 2014 14:53

Nige, I write to warn you about a certain Italian with a big disturbing beard called Mister Beppe Grillo —…

Ukip are like the Russian rebels in Ukraine, says David Aaronovitch. Seriously.

29 May 2014 15:41

The latest spurt of bile from the metro left about UKIP, and the people who voted for Ukip, comes from…

The Right loses as Ukip wins

28 May 2014 16:56

In Brighton in 1996, an insurgent party held its first and as far as I can see only conference. Liberal…

Tower Hamlets — London’s rotten borough

26 May 2014 21:20

What is going on in Tower Hamlets? Three days after the counting began, the borough has yet to return a…

Ukip fail to organise a piss-up in a brewery

26 May 2014 12:36

Even before Ukip’s troops stormed last night’s EU elections, they were already planning their victory party. Where a few months…

Will Labour and the Conservatives finally discuss the concerns Ukip has raised?

26 May 2014 11:50

Ukip have come top of the polls for the UK in the EU elections. Now which of the two following…

David Cameron has fewer problems than Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg this morning

26 May 2014 10:21

For more than year Westminster has assumed that David Cameron would have a Tory crisis to deal with after the…

Podcast special: Ukip triumph in European elections

26 May 2014 6:10

Ukip has come first and the Lib Dems have been decimated in the European Parliament— what does this all mean?…

As it happened: 2014 European election results

25 May 2014 21:05

Welcome to the Spectator’s liveblog of the European elections results. We’ll bring you results, analysis and political reaction throughout the…

Today’s Westminster projections show that Labour is not in a comfortable place

23 May 2014 16:14

We now have both the BBC’s projected national vote share and Sky’s Westminster projection of what this result would mean…

The Tories and Ukip: deal or no deal?

23 May 2014 12:59

I can understand why some of my Conservative colleagues are calling for a pact with Ukip. At varying times over…

The Ukip effect: live local election results

23 May 2014 9:10

Ukip is celebrating after winning council seats from all three main parties across the country. Nigel Farage’s party has already…

Listen: what the people of Brixton and Chelsea think of Ukip and Farage

22 May 2014 18:43

London is, like the rest of the country, heading to the polls today. Coffee House went down to Brixton High…

Euro elections 2014: final polls put Ukip in first place

22 May 2014 10:27

The final two polls are out on today’s European elections; both of which put Ukip in first place. YouGov, whose…

Podcast: Ukip’s triumph, predictions for this week’s elections and the return of the cad

22 May 2014 9:02

Has Ukip been a good thing for British politics? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, political commentators Peter Oborne…

Why people will be voting for Ukip this Thursday

20 May 2014 16:20

Despite levels of media scrutiny and hostility unseen in recent political history, this Thursday up to 30 per cent of…

What’s the difference between German and Romanian immigrants?

19 May 2014 16:30

Nigel Farage is in the papers again today – unbelievably! – this time with a full-page advert in the Telegraph…

UKIP’s biggest problem is stupidity, not racism

19 May 2014 15:14

Let me be clear, any time you feel the need to write “Let me be clear – UKIP is not…

Westminster still expects Ukip to win

18 May 2014 11:40

The polls are all over the place this morning. Ukip is either on course for a thumping victory, going to…

Labour falling behind as Ukip leads latest Euro poll

12 May 2014 17:34

Labour is failing to make up any ground on Ukip ahead of next week’s European elections. A new poll from…

David Cameron gets bullish on European elections: but what’s his clean-up plan?

9 May 2014 9:18

David Cameron has now decided that rather than pretend Ukip don’t exist, he’s going to attack them, and do so…

Ukip aren’t just David Cameron and the Tories’ problem anymore

4 May 2014 12:59

How the Tory party will react if, as excepted, Ukip pushes the party into third place in the European elections…

One solution to revenge porn: ‘cad-shaming’

29 April 2014 12:23

I’m kicking myself because back in 2011 or 2012 Paddy Power gave me odds of 66/1 on Ukip topping the…

Ukip on course to come first in the Euro elections

27 April 2014 20:00

Despite a week of rather bruising media coverage, Ukip has moved into first place for next month’s European elections. For…

How Nick Clegg missed his chance with Nigel Farage

26 April 2014 15:09

At the start of the year, some of the air seemed to have gone out of the Ukip balloon. The…