Nigel Farage

The dangers of yearning for a simple life

22 September 2012 16:53

What is this mania for simplification? Listening to Nigel Farage struggling to explain UKIP tax policy on the Today programme…

MPs agreeing to stand as joint UKIP/Tory candidates would be hugely destabilising for the Conservative party. Picture: Getty.

Nigel Farage’s real strategy

21 September 2012 14:00

Nigel Farage’s very public willingness to explore a UKIP-Tory electoral pact in exchange for a pledge from David Cameron to…

Can UKIP become a serious political party?

21 September 2012 10:00

UKIP members are gathering for their annual conference in Birmingham today and frustratingly for the party, it remains a niche…

Nigel Farage has demanded a 'promise written in blood' from any party that would want to campaign jointly with UKIP for an In/Out EU referendum. Picture: Getty.

Farage’s floundering highlights Cameron’s EU challenge

21 September 2012 8:51

By the end of his 8.10 interview on the Today programme, Nigel Farage was struggling a little. Once John Humphrys…

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Draft Delingpole

7 August 2012 17:23

It’s an open secret in Eurosceptic circles that Nigel Farage has asked James Delingpole to consider standing for UKIP at…

Osborne’s gambles

31 May 2012 17:27

There is now a general acceptance that the Tories’ 2015 election manifesto will contain a pledge, dare one say a…

What Farage’s offer means for David Cameron

24 May 2012 9:00

Nigel Farage’s suggestion of joint UKIP / Tory candidates at the next general election is part serious offer, part mischief-making.…

Right to reply: UKIP won’t prevent a Tory majority

11 April 2012 16:31

All the recent chatter about UKIP being a big obstacle to a Tory majority in 2015 would be funny if…

The rise of UKIP

11 April 2012 10:12

Who represents the biggest obstacle to a Tory majority in 2015? The natural assumption is Labour, but it’s looking more…

Farage scolds Europe’s wrecking crew

18 November 2011 12:01

In his cover story for last week’s Spectator, Fraser described how the Frankfurt Group – which he dubbed ‘a new…

Cat-flap, day five

8 October 2011 15:02

‘Cat-flap’ is the story that just won’t go away. A report in today’s Guardian claims that the whole story may…

A coup for the Tories?

24 May 2011 18:01

The Tories are cock-a-hoop about the defection of UKIP MEP David Campbell Bannerman – positively crowing, in fact. “There’s nothing…

Can the Greens make good on the yellow’s broken promises?

11 November 2010 17:15

One consequence of coalition and the student fees row is, as Nick Clegg said this morning, that the Lib Dems…

A day of electoral positioning

7 November 2010 18:05

Away from turbulent priests and the welfare battle, there have been important changes to electoral politics today. The coalition partners…

Liam Fox rows back on carrier sharing

3 September 2010 16:15

For a while then, it looked as though Britain and France really were going to share aircraft carriers as a…

The task facing UKIP’s next leader

17 August 2010 10:53

That didn’t take long, did it? After only a year in charge of UKIP, Lord Pearson has quit the role…

Nigel Farage in plane crash

6 May 2010 9:24

Guido reports that a two-seater aeroplane carrying UKIP’s Nigel Farage was circling in the air before crashing near Buckingham. Farage…

The burka is a symbol of division, but it should not be banned

17 January 2010 18:36

On the face of it, Nigel Farage is right: “There is nothing extreme or radical or ridiculous” about banning the…

"A Hero for Europe"

3 December 2009 16:56

This video, which some UKIPers have put together in honour of their former leader Nigel Farage, is comedy gold.  Problem…

Buckingham Conservative Association Executive Committee stands behind Bercow

4 September 2009 14:52

Tim Montgomerie reports that a senior source at CCHQ has said that John Bercow will not stand as an official…