European Elections

Change UK holds post mortem after EU election humiliation

31 May 2019 17:25

Change UK has been holding post-mortem meetings about its failure to win any seats in last week’s European elections, I…

Why the green wave didn’t hit Sweden

28 May 2019 13:32

The European parliament election campaign in Sweden was unlike any other in its history, characterised by several scandals and conflicts…

Labour’s downfall begins

26 May 2019 22:57

In early results on Sunday evening, the Brexit Party’s dominance in the North East of England, the first region to…

Ukip’s unsavoury Polish ally in the European Parliament

22 October 2014 11:57

One of the best arguments against European political integration is the people with whom British political parties end up allied…

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…

David Cameron’s plot to keep us in the EU (it’s working)

22 May 2014 19:11

I write this before the results of the European elections, making the not very original guess that Ukip will do…

The smears against Nigel Farage and Ukip have reached spectacular depths

19 May 2014 17:11

Inevitably the lowest attacks have been saved until the week of the election. For months now the neat drip-feeding of…

One way to persuade me to vote Ukip

1 May 2014 12:45

So far, I am disinclined to vote for Ukip in the forthcoming Euro-elections. Our area has been represented for many…

Why Farage isn’t standing in Newark

30 April 2014 9:43

I always thought that it was unlikely that Nigel Farage would stand in Newark. When I discussed the prospect of…

Ukip needs to reduce its defection rate to be taken seriously

15 April 2014 11:36

Party-switching has been relatively common among British MEPs in recent years.  In the past ten years, 13 MEPs have ended…

Nigel Farage: We can win the European elections

28 February 2014 16:49

Nigel Farage likes to argue he’s not a normal politician. He says what he thinks and what other people think…

Exclusive: Nigel Farage to give Neil Hamilton ‘leading role’ in Ukip

13 August 2013 13:29

There is a glaring omission from the shortlist of Ukip’s approved MEP candidates. Neil Hamilton, the self-proclaimed ‘writer, actor, broadcaster…

Hollande edges Sarko in French first round

22 April 2012 19:37

The run-off in the French presidential election will be between the candidates of the two main parties, Nicolas Sarkozy and…

A Royal Holiday

23 November 2010 12:48

Kate Middleton and Prince William will marry on Friday 29th April at Westminster Abbey. I can scarcely contain my indifference,…

My Thoughts on Labour’s Predicament for Demos

14 June 2009 11:31

I have written an essay for a Demos pamphlet called What Next for Labour? In it I have compared two…