UKIP

Ed Miliband for PM: is that what Farage really wants?
Columnist Don Brind
In Depth

Ed Miliband for PM: is that what Farage really wants?

Unless there is a flood of Tory defectors to Ukip, Nigel Farage’s best hope is the long game
11 Oct 2014
Ryder Cup victory shows what good Europeans we really are
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Ryder Cup victory shows what good Europeans we really are

Don’t forget, the European team was formed because UK alone could not amass the talent to beat USA
29 Sep 2014
Ukip, hunting blue-collar votes, takes the fight to Labour
The Mole
In Depth

Ukip, hunting blue-collar votes, takes the fight to Labour

And are two more Tories set to follow Douglas Carswell and defect to Ukip? That’s the buzz
26 Sep 2014
THE MOLE: Tory MPs defy Cameron to back EU exit
The Mole
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THE MOLE: Tory MPs defy Cameron to back EU exit

Up to 100 Tory backbenchers ready to promise Brexit vote in order to stop Ukip taking their seats
1 Sep 2014
Carswell defection brings Tory pact with Ukip a step closer
The Mole
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Carswell defection brings Tory pact with Ukip a step closer

David Cameron is determined not to have a pact – but will it prove the only way to stop Labour?
29 Aug 2014
From Rotherham to Eton: democracy lets us all down
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From Rotherham to Eton: democracy lets us all down

The lack of social mobility in Britain and the shock findings in Rotherham have something in common
29 Aug 2014
Douglas Carswell: Ukip eyes chance of first MP
Nigel Farage and Douglas Carswell
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Douglas Carswell: Ukip eyes chance of first MP

Conservative MP Douglas Carswell joins Ukip, prompts by-election and calls for 'fundamental change in British politics’
28 Aug 2014
ELECTION 2015: Why Cameron still looks like a loser
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ELECTION 2015: Why Cameron still looks like a loser

Polling points up two problems for the Tories: Ukip vote stays solid and there's a big swing to Labour
21 Aug 2014
Miliband should sack Ed Balls – he's too moderate! Eh?
The Mole
In Depth

Miliband should sack Ed Balls – he's too moderate! Eh?

Shadow chancellor's bid to bury party's tax-and-spend reputation alienates some MPs and union bosses
4 Aug 2014
2015 election countdown: will Ukip really sink the Tories?
Columnist
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2015 election countdown: will Ukip really sink the Tories?

Tory optimists have been sustained by the belief that Ukip will fade: but polls suggest that won't happen
29 Jul 2014
Cameron vows crackdown on benefits for EU immigrants
British Prime Minister David Cameron
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Cameron vows crackdown on benefits for EU immigrants

'You cannot expect to come to Britain and get something for nothing,' Prime Minister declares
29 Jul 2014
Tories keep Ukip at bay to win Newark: but what about Ed?
The Mole
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Tories keep Ukip at bay to win Newark: but what about Ed?

Conservatives in buoyant mood: does Labour really look like an alternative government?
6 Jun 2014
Tories set to hold Newark: has Ukip run out of steam?
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Tories set to hold Newark: has Ukip run out of steam?

While Farage majors in hyperbole, he is not versed in the art of expectation management, poll suggests
2 Jun 2014
THE MOLE: Phew! Blair ruled out of EU presidency
The Mole
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THE MOLE: Phew! Blair ruled out of EU presidency

Even his friends feel it was Blair's over-enthusiasm for a federal Europe that got us into this mess
2 Jun 2014
UKIP ROW: Joey Barton's best and worst tweets
Joey Barton of Queens Park Rangers
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UKIP ROW: Joey Barton's best and worst tweets

QPR footballer Joey Barton apologises on Twitter for describing Ukip as the best of 'four really ugly girls'
30 May 2014
Nigel Farage: five things we learned from his wife Kirsten
Nigel Farage poses with a pint
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Nigel Farage: five things we learned from his wife Kirsten

UKIP leader 'drinks and smokes too much' and is virtually computer illiterate, according to his wife
27 May 2014
Europe responds: what next for the EU?
European flags fly in front of the European Parliament
In Depth

Europe responds: what next for the EU?

National leaders struggle to square anti-EU sentiment with the need for a concerted response
27 May 2014
CHESSHYRE: Now is the time to take on Faragism
Ukip leader Nigel Farage
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CHESSHYRE: Now is the time to take on Faragism

Our political leaders, elected to provide wise counsel, are instead running around like headless chickens
27 May 2014
MARINE LE PEN: not as popular as she'd have us think
Columnist
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MARINE LE PEN: not as popular as she'd have us think

Some crumbs of comfort for those who can't believe the French really admire the National Front
26 May 2014
Election 2014: Five things we can learn from the results
Council staff count votes from local elections
In Depth

Election 2014: Five things we can learn from the results

Ukip now a national player, Lib Dems suffer rout – and other key lessons from yesterday's elections
23 May 2014
UKIP SURGE: Farage is the big winner in Euro vote
The Mole
In Depth

UKIP SURGE: Farage is the big winner in Euro vote

'You have to go back to 1980s to find an opposition making so few gains,' says polling expert
23 May 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip: Ten best responses to the hijacked hashtag
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#WhyImVotingUkip: Ten best responses to the hijacked hashtag

Ukip's social media campaign overrun with jokes after launching #WhyImVotingUkip hashtag
22 May 2014
EU immigration: 27% surge hands Ukip election day bonus
The Mole
In Depth

EU immigration: 27% surge hands Ukip election day bonus

Latest figures make nonsense of Cameron's pledge to reduce net immigration to under 100,000 a year
22 May 2014
Le Pen does it again: 'Ebola virus to wipe out immigrants'
Columnist
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Le Pen does it again: 'Ebola virus to wipe out immigrants'

Has France's Front National really changed? Or does Jean-Marie Le Pen speak for its members?
22 May 2014
ELECTIONS: What the parties have to say for themselves
Flags outside European Parliament
In Depth

ELECTIONS: What the parties have to say for themselves

Upcoming vote will give people a chance to make their feelings clear about the EU and immigration
22 May 2014
Disbelief as Miliband wriggles out of calling Farage racist
The Mole
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Disbelief as Miliband wriggles out of calling Farage racist

Labour leader walking on egg-shells as evidence mounts that Ukip IS attracting Labour voters
19 May 2014
UKIP BLOW: Asian 'rising star' quits over 'racism'
Former chair of Ukip's London youth wing, Sanya-Jeet Thandi
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UKIP BLOW: Asian 'rising star' quits over 'racism'

Ukip 'rising star' says party is 'exploiting the stupidity of ignorant anti-immigrant voters'
14 May 2014
Any hope for Ed Miliband? London elections hold the key
Don Brind
In Depth

Any hope for Ed Miliband? London elections hold the key

Ukip is stealing support and Ed is not impressing voters: will local elections tell a different story?
13 May 2014
'I won’t stop EU migrants' says Cameron.
The Mole
In Depth

'I won’t stop EU migrants' says Cameron.

Cameron goes banging on about Europe while Labour regain their seven-point lead in the polls
12 May 2014
ON MESSAGE? Ukip's man is quite the ticket
Ukip
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ON MESSAGE? Ukip's man is quite the ticket

A man with something to say on homosexuality and looters gets to stand where Farage chose not to
7 May 2014
Nigel Farage branded 'racist' and 'fascist' by his teachers
Nigel Farage
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Nigel Farage branded 'racist' and 'fascist' by his teachers

High school teachers said Nigel Farage's behaviour should prevent him being made a prefect
6 May 2014
Newark by-election: will Ukip open the door to Labour win?
Don Brind
In Depth

Newark by-election: will Ukip open the door to Labour win?

Nigel Farage might be on a roll – but his party is way behind in planning for this three-horse race
2 May 2014
Farage accused of 'bottling it' after saying No to Newark
The Mole
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Farage accused of 'bottling it' after saying No to Newark

But just because the Ukip leader isn't standing doesn't mean his party won't give the Tories a scare
30 Apr 2014
UKIP SURGE: Nick Clegg faces wipeout in EU vote
The Mole
In Depth

UKIP SURGE: Nick Clegg faces wipeout in EU vote

And Labour peer warns that Miliband will suffer too if he doesn't address working-class voters' concerns
28 Apr 2014
UKIP ROW: Poster boy suspended for racist tweets
Andre Lampitt
In Brief

UKIP ROW: Poster boy suspended for racist tweets

Party suspends African-born builder for comments on Twitter against Muslims and Africans
25 Apr 2014
UKIP DEBATE: Are Euro-election posters racist?
UKIP poster
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UKIP DEBATE: Are Euro-election posters racist?

Debate rages over Ukip’s anti-EU election posters: are they racist or do they tell the truth?
22 Apr 2014
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