UKIP

Ukip’s Peterborough by-election woes

5 June 2019 14:01

It’s fair to say that recent campaigns and elections haven’t been kind to Ukip. First, the party fell apart and…

No wonder Ukip failed at the European elections

27 May 2019 17:47

How does a party go from topping the European elections in 2014 to scraping just over three per cent of…

Nigel Farage finally reaches his ‘breaking point’ with Ukip

5 December 2018 11:09

‘Obsessed with Islam and Tommy Robinson.’ This is how Nigel Farage describes a cohort of Ukip activists he encountered at…

Tory MP: Conservatives resemble ‘the armed wing of Ukip’

30 September 2018 19:54

It’s day one of Tory conference and already the blue-on-blue warfare is rife. Aside from Boris-bashing in the main hall,…

Nigel Farage has himself to blame for Ukip’s drift to the far right

21 September 2018 13:55

This year’s Ukip conference in Birmingham has only just started but already trouble is breaking out. A row that has been…

Welcoming in Tommy Robinson would be the end of Ukip

7 September 2018 16:49

Is Tommy Robinson a political martyr? Some Ukip supporters think so, and want the former English Defence League leader to…

The Spectator Podcast: return of Ukip

26 July 2018 16:53

It’s safe to say that Brexit negotiations haven’t gone smoothly. The Tories are down in the latest polls, but Ukip…

Paul Mason changes his tune on Ukip ‘toe-rags’

8 May 2018 7:27

The local election results have raised questions about both Labour and the Conservatives’ viable route to a majority at the…

Bolton’s back

6 March 2018 11:58

With one obvious exception, former Ukip leaders have a habit of disappearing into obscurity, but it seems Henry Bolton is…

Ukip’s woes go from bad to worse

15 February 2018 17:07

Poor old Ukip. The party is already in dire straits, with its collapsing vote share, lack of funds and a…

What the papers say: Is the party finally over for Ukip?

23 January 2018 8:31

Ukip has defied predictions about its death before. Yet even the party’s most ardent supporters would find it hard not…

Ukip leader loses ‘no confidence’ vote – and the party’s problems have only begun

21 January 2018 17:52

Another one bites the dust. Ukip’s ruling national executive committee has unanimously backed a vote of no confidence in their…

Henry Bolton’s critics should tread carefully

15 January 2018 13:02

Were I a politician observing Henry Bolton’s embarrassment with glee I think I might just stop short of demanding his…

Introducing Ukip’s new leader – a former Lib Dem who takes inspiration from the AfD

29 September 2017 16:52

Ukip have just announced their new leader – and it’s not who you would expect. Anne Marie Waters – the…

Ukip leader’s ‘complete idiot’ jibe backfires

17 August 2017 15:52

In the wake of the referendum and a series of messy leadership battles, Ukip is a party without a plan.…

Will Ukip survive as an anti-Islam party?

15 August 2017 13:34

The decision to allow Anne Marie Waters – co-founder of anti-Islam group Pegida UK alongside former EDL leader Tommy Robinson – to stand…

Ukip’s interim leader on Nigel Farage, Brexit and his party’s death spiral

5 August 2017 9:30

‘Some wine? How about a beer? Shall we settle into a good old pub?’ I make these suggestions to Ukip’s…

David Coburn throws his hat into the ring for Ukip’s top job

12 June 2017 12:59

After a dire election performance and the departure of its fourth leader in less than a year, Ukip is in…

Paul Nuttall, the hopeless populist

30 May 2017 11:03

Paul Nuttall doesn’t want to be a hangman after all. There was some doubt over the weekend when the Ukip leader…

Paul Nuttall scrambles for purpose in his interview with Andrew Neil

29 May 2017 20:33

If Ukip’s vote really does hit the floor come June 8th, the party’s leader won’t be granted a coveted prime-time…