UKIP

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…

Andrew Neil interviews Paul Nuttall: full transcript

29 May 2017 20:00

AN: Paul Nuttall UKIP was established in 1993, it was to get the UK out of the European Union. You…

Spread your bets on Theresa May’s majority

28 May 2017 8:30

Where’s all the unpredictability in politics gone? After the hubbub about a ‘crisis of liberalism’ and the thrills of punting…

Ukip spare the beekeeper

25 May 2017 14:34

Ukip has vowed to ban the burka if it ever comes to power and in its manifesto – which it…

Ukip’s tough talk on terror comes with a big risk

25 May 2017 12:24

Ukip’s success in pursuing the Tories over Brexit will be remembered for a long time. Now, the party thinks it…

Paul Nuttall lacks the personal touch in the leaders’ debate

18 May 2017 22:21

Oh dear. With both Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn opting to give tonight’s ITV leaders’ debate a miss, leaders of…

The rise and fall of Ukip in Wales

9 May 2017 10:55

Once upon a time the Welsh didn’t much care for the Kippers. In successive European elections (1999, 2004 and 2009),…

Local elections: West Midlands win caps off a day of stunning successes for the Tories

5 May 2017 15:53

The Tories are up 540 seats, have gained control of 11 councils and enjoyed success in the Tees Valley, Cambridgeshire…

Is the end nigh for Ukip?

5 May 2017 13:17

Ukip is a party dwelling on its past glories rather than its future this afternoon. The party’s leader Paul Nuttall has very…