Douglas Carswell

‘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…

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.…

Ukip aren’t so jubilant anymore

27 February 2015 16:00

Nigel Farage has now arrived at the Ukip conference. He strode through the bar area, followed by an entourage larger…

Steven Woolfe tells us what Ukip doesn’t believe about immigration

27 February 2015 13:23

You might think that Ukip’s immigration spokesman Steven Woolfe had the easiest portfolio in the party. After all, as the…

Douglas Carswell vs Nigel Farage (again) — but are these real disagreements?

24 February 2015 22:03

Is Douglas Carswell happily at home in Ukip? The Clacton MP’s latest policy intervention, this time on immigration, adds to…

Ukip MPs infiltrate Conservative HQ’s Twitter feed

6 January 2015 18:05

If social media is going to play a deciding role in the general election, the brains at Conservative HQ ought…

Ukip MPs decline to comment on Nigel Farage’s ‘chinky’ remarks

19 December 2014 13:14

Another week, another controversial set of controversial remarks from Nigel Farage — this time, it’s about the use of the…

Listen: Roger Helmer reveals Ukip’s approach to candidate selection

8 December 2014 15:45

Ralph Atkinson ranted this weekend that Ukip have ‘standards of democracy lower than the unelected European Commission’ after he was allegedly…

How will Ukip use its first Autumn Statement in Parliament?

3 December 2014 11:35

A lot of focus today will be on how Labour would cut the deficit (and perhaps how George Osborne actually…

Tory MPs have new nickname for Carswell and Reckless

2 December 2014 9:33

There is no love lost between UKIP defectors Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless and their old Tory colleagues. Catty Conservative…

Ukip 13 points ahead in Rochester & Strood

22 October 2014 22:10

Tonight, we have a second poll from Rochester & Strood and it again shows Ukip ahead. Mark Reckless doesn’t lead…

Gunpowder, treason and caviar – selling out in Westminster, Guido style

22 October 2014 12:20

If you’re going to sell out to the establishment, you might as well do so on an industrial scale. As…

Cameron could win in 2015 if he took EU withdrawal seriously … but he won’t

21 October 2014 16:37

Imagine if David Cameron actually meant it. Imagine if he really did follow through with his implied threat to campaign…

The Spectator’s portrait of the week

15 October 2014 19:58

Home Checks began at British airports for passengers who might have come from west Africa with Ebola fever (even though…

Miliband takes on Cameron over Freud; Ukip gets a dig on recall

15 October 2014 13:48

When Ed Miliband started speaking at PMQs today you could tell straight away that he had a foul sore throat.…

Watch: Douglas Carswell re-enters the House of Commons as a Ukip MP

13 October 2014 15:53

Douglas Carswell has just re-entered the House of Commons as a Ukip MP. Nigel Farage was in the peers’ gallery…

Podcast special: The Ukip earthquake

10 October 2014 8:57

Ukip has arrived at Westminster. Douglas Carswell held his Clacton seat after defecting from the Conservatives, and in Heywood and…

What Labour and the Tories can learn from their Ukip spanking

10 October 2014 7:36

listen to ‘Podcast: Ukip’s Clacton victory’ on audioBoom Both Labour and Tories have much to be embarrassed about this morning. David…

Ukip’s breakthrough night

10 October 2014 3:08

Ukip has won its first by-election: Douglas Carswell is the party’s first elected MP. In a stunning night for the…

Ukip is a disaster for Labour. And then there’s Scotland…

10 October 2014 2:40

Heywood and Middleton is a far worse result for Labour than for the Tories: we can agree on that, surely. Clacton…