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  1. July 15, 2014

    Cameron gives his government a eurosceptic edge

    David Cameron has given his government a eurosceptic edge with the appointment as foreign secretary of Philip Hammond, a...

  2. July 8, 2014

    Nigel Farage calls for 50% pay rise for MPs

    Nigel Farage, the eurosceptic politician, has argued that MPs deserve a 50 per cent pay rise – if Britain leaves the EU. The...

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  1. The Future of the European Union 2012

    Eurozone crisis: many economists believe fiscal union is essential...
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  1. June 27, 2014

    Defeated David Cameron bemoans a ‘bad day for Europe’

    David Cameron called it a “bad day for Europe”, but the UK prime minister emerged from a humbling defeat in Brussels...

  2. June 23, 2014

    Ukip’s trade policy would leave Britain isolated and vulnerable

    Say what you like about the UK Independence party, but do not call them economic isolationists. Ukip is mustard-keen on free...

  3. June 23, 2014

    Farage urges ‘direct democracy’ in bid to check government power

    British voters should be given the final say on any government policy through a referendum if enough people sign a petition...

  4. June 19, 2014

    David Cameron faces humiliation over EU post, says Nigel Farage

    David Cameron is on course for a humiliating defeat over his attempt to stop the appointment of Jean-Claude Juncker as...

  5. June 18, 2014

    Farage forms European bloc and secures funds of €14m

    Nigel Farage has secured up to €14m of EU taxpayers funding after the UK Independence party leader won enough allies in the...

  6. June 12, 2014

    Ukip leader Nigel Farage faces fine over rent-free office deal

    The Electoral Commission is considering taking action against Nigel Farage after the Ukip leader belatedly declared £205,603...

  7. June 8, 2014

    Immigration will not be the issue to split the Labour party

    The Conservative party’s split over Europe is well-known and often discussed. However, what is as significant yet hardly...

  8. June 6, 2014

    Cameron puts brakes on Ukip bandwagon in Newark

    David Cameron put the brakes on Nigel Farage’s bandwagon on Friday, as relieved Conservatives celebrated a comfortable 7,403...

  9. June 6, 2014

    Tories win Newark by-election as Ukip gains

    David Cameron’s Conservative party won the Newark by-election and put the brakes on the UK Independence party’s populist...

  10. June 3, 2014

    Newark hints at general election Culloden for Ukippers

    Having reduced the political establishment to gibbering wrecks, Bonnie Prince Charlie’s great march on London faltered and...

  11. June 2, 2014

    Ukip has exposed the tension in the Tory soul

    Tony Blair’s most useful legacy was nothing more tangible than a way of seeing the world. In a speech given soon after...

  12. May 30, 2014

    Disillusioned Newark voters identify with Ukip’s everyman message

    Two miles from the Newark campaign office of the United Kingdom Independence party, neat rows of white headstones mark the...

  13. May 30, 2014

    European elections: Conscious uncoupling

    The languages were French and English, but on Sunday night it was one note of jubilant defiance that a duet of...

  14. May 29, 2014

    Hahn blames Cameron for opening door to Ukip

    David Cameron is to blame for his own defeat at the hands of the eurosceptic UK Independence party at last week’s European...

  15. May 28, 2014

    Conservatives feel under pressure in Newark after Ukip surge

    David Cameron recently ordered all Tory MPs to pay at least three trips to Newark before next Thursday’s by-election amid...

  16. May 28, 2014

    Be a school mentor to see beyond the EU poll

    How should business respond to Europe’s electoral earthquake, which saw anti-immigration parties top the polls in the UK,...

  17. May 27, 2014

    Fight on to be Brussels’ top eurosceptic

    Having trumped the political establishment in the UK and France in Sunday’s European elections, Nigel Farage and Marine Le...

  18. May 26, 2014

    Cameron urges EU to drop ‘business as usual’

    David Cameron on Monday embarked on a round of telephone diplomacy to urge European leaders to learn the lessons of the...

  19. May 26, 2014

    Ukip celebrates as other parties deal with hangover

    Nick Clegg’s grey face told the story of Britain’s European elections. The leader of the pro-European Liberal Democrats was...

  20. May 26, 2014

    Why capital cities can be unloved

    “I love to go to Washington, if only to be near my money.” – Bob Hope, comedian Capital cities tend to be viewed with...

  21. May 26, 2014

    ‘Peak Farage’ or a turning point for British politics?

    Nigel Farage called it perhaps “the most extraordinary result in British politics in 100 years” as Ukip painted the...

  22. May 26, 2014

    Ukip deals blow to Scottish nationalists

    The UK Independence party’s success in winning its first Scottish seat has dealt a blow to Scotland’s governing nationalists...

  23. May 26, 2014

    Ukip and Front National lead populist earthquake

    The UK Independence party and France’s far-right Front National stormed to victory in European elections on Sunday night, as...

  24. May 25, 2014

    Tories and Lib Dems lose northeast England seats

    The European election results from northeast England, which was voting for three MEPs, were a significant boost for the UK...

  25. May 25, 2014

    Eurosceptics storm Brussels

    France’s far-right Front National stormed to victory in European elections on Sunday night, leading an unprecedented surge...

  26. May 25, 2014

    Europe goes to the polls

    Voters in most EU countries went to the polls on Sunday on the final day of a European election that is set to reveal a...

  27. May 23, 2014

    Ukip election advance prompts attacks on Ed Miliband

    Ukip makes its mark in UK council elections Nigel Farage’s UK Independence party won council seats across the country on...

  28. May 23, 2014

    Ukip’s blow to the political centre

    “The Ukip fox is in the Westminster henhouse,” crowed Nigel Farage, leader of the populist UK Independence party, after...

  29. May 23, 2014

    Ukip still faces struggle for success in 2015 general election

    Despite its success in Thursday’s local elections, Ukip still faces a struggle to win seats in next year’s general election....

  30. May 23, 2014

    Tories hold nerve after election losses

    David Cameron has a common refrain when considering the political threat posed by Ed Miliband: “I’d rather have my problems...

  31. May 23, 2014

    Ukip victors cite voters’ dislike of Westminster

    It may have been a political “earthquake” but Ron Hurrell slept through it. The 87-year-old Ukip candidate unseated Pam...

  32. May 23, 2014

    Ukip takes the saloon vote – other parties should look elsewhere

    What just happened? There is a simple way to describe the local election results. Labour sweeps London. The UK Independence...

  33. May 23, 2014

    Wise answers needed to the Ukip surge

    Nigel Farage insists his UK Independence party must now be taken seriously following its local election success. This is not...

  34. May 23, 2014

    Ukip advance shakes UK’s major parties

    By George Parker Ukip makes its mark in UK council elections Nigel Farage predicted that the earth would move and it did: a...

  35. May 23, 2014

    Ukip fails to win over London voters

    The UK Independence party has failed to gain as much traction in London as it has in the UK regions, with local election...

  36. May 23, 2014

    Ukip delivers blow to Labour in the north

    The advance of the UK Independence party has disrupted all three traditional parties across the country, early election...

  37. May 23, 2014

    Farage says Ukip vote breakthrough heralds four-party politics

    Counting continues in UK local elections as Ukip makes its mark Nigel Farage has claimed that the UK Independence party will...

  38. May 22, 2014

    Angry voters turn to anti-politics of Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage has the demeanour and sartorial swagger of an old-fashioned City gent. Pin-striped and expensively educated, he...

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