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    1. April 24, 2015

      Tim Bale: Ukip should not be written off yet

      The narrative says one thing but the numbers say another. Contrary to common wisdom, the UK Independence party — and its...

    2. April 24, 2015

      Miliband’s chances of being PM strengthen in Populus Predictor

      Research group Populus has published the latest update to its Predictor, a proprietary computer model that analyses polling...

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    1. April 23, 2015

      UK election: Who will run Britain?

      British politics has traditionally been painted in binary colours: Labour red and Conservative blue. But the general...

    2. April 23, 2015

      General election: Testing the mood in Ukip marginal

      David Cameron has been accused by Labour of “scaremongering” and kindling English nationalism, but among voters in the...

    3. April 21, 2015

      Boris unleashed to pep up Tory campaign

      Boris Johnson is fresh from a chaotic 90-minute walkabout in Ramsgate — a venture into the epicentre of Ukip election...

    4. April 20, 2015

      General election: Labour ahead by 2 points in latest Populus poll

      Labour are two points ahead of the Conservatives, according to the latest poll by Populus, which shows the past week of...

    5. April 19, 2015

      Minority at Westminster not ideal but workable

      Britain’s reputation for political stability might not survive the year. Of all the likely outcomes of the general election...

    6. April 17, 2015

      UK parties reveal their plans for your wealth

      It’s the most unpredictable election in years, but will you be better or worse off at the end of it? Which of the...

    7. April 17, 2015

      General election: TV debate was like a dysfunctional wedding

      As so often — especially during this say-nothing campaign — it was the unsaid that stuck in the mind. As the credits rolled...

    8. April 16, 2015

      Leaders’ TV debate: The highs and lows

      Ed MilibandLabour party leader Key Quote: “David [Cameron], if you think this election is about leadership, debate me one on...

    9. April 16, 2015

      Miliband rejects Sturgeon’s election pitch for anti-Tory deal

      Ed Miliband was on Thursday night forced to fend off the offer of a post-election deal with Nicola Sturgeon’s Scottish...

    10. April 16, 2015

      Nigel Farage’s challenge to mainstream Britain

      Nigel Farage, leader of the insurgent UK Independence party, aspires to be the man who determines the outcome of next...

    11. April 16, 2015

      Richard Desmond gives £1m to Ukip

      The UK Independence party has received a sizeable financial boost, after Richard Desmond, the cigar-smoking pornographer...

    12. April 15, 2015

      Ukip lauds ‘fully costed manifesto’

      Nigel Farage famously described the UK Independence party’s 2010 manifesto as “486 pages of drivel” he hadn’t bothered to...

    13. April 15, 2015

      Rotarians, masons and 19th-hole bores turn out for Ukip manifesto

      “I’m a gregarious cove,” Nigel Farage said during the presentation of his party’s manifesto, while explaining the difference...

    14. April 15, 2015

      Key points of Ukip election manifesto

      The UK Independence party launched its manifesto on Wednesday with the rallying cry: “Believe in Britain”. It claimed that...

    15. April 15, 2015

      General election: Ukip aims to revive flagging campaign

      Nigel Farage told voters at Wednesday’s manifesto launch that the UK Independence party is “the party with the money” from...

    16. April 13, 2015

      Polish prince challenges Farage to duel or debate

      A Polish prince has challenged Nigel Farage to a sword fight or, failing that, a television debate over discrimination...

    17. April 13, 2015

      Nordic dilemma over how much to include the populist parties

      Populist parties have shaken the political elite across Europe. But as groups such as the Finns, France’s National Front or...

    18. April 10, 2015

      Politics: an outsider’s game

      As last week’s TV election debate showed, the contest for outsider status in the UK election has rarely been more fierce....

    19. April 10, 2015

      Farage locked in three-way battle for political survival

      In “The Battle For Thanalot”, a thinly disguised satire playing this week in the Kent coastal town of Broadstairs, a...

    20. April 9, 2015

      Final countdown to UK election starts after nominations close

      Nominations for the UK general election closed at 4pm on Thursday, starting the final countdown to polling day, with a...

    21. April 9, 2015

      Interactive: UK political donations

      The Electoral Commission keeps a record of every donation above £7,500 to Britain’s political parties. Although nominally...

    22. April 8, 2015

      General election: Michael Fallon takes on Ed Miliband over Trident

      Michael Fallon on Thursday defended his claim that Ed Miliband was willing to “stab the United Kingdom in the back to become...

    23. April 5, 2015

      Nigel Farage falls behind in his target seat

      The UK Independence party has admitted it buried a private opinion poll showing Nigel Farage has fallen behind his...

    24. April 3, 2015

      Britain’s general election is still wide open

      The first week of the UK general election campaign saw the major parties arrayed along time-honoured lines. The...

    25. April 3, 2015

      TV debate that was the ‘we agree with Nicola’ show

      No one actually said it, but Thursday’s party leaders debate was the We Agree With Nicola show. Or to put it another way:...

    26. April 2, 2015

      Leaders’ TV debate: The highs and lows

      David CameronConservative party leader Key Quote: “Let’s stick to the plan that’s working. Let’s not go back to square one.”...

    27. April 2, 2015

      Bookies tip Farage to win election debate

      Nigel Farage is the bookmakers’ favourite to win Thursday night’s televised seven-way leaders debate — the only event in...

    28. March 31, 2015

      Ukip’s drive to turn high hopes into Westminster seats

      The UK Independence party has high hopes that the general election will confirm it has prised open the Westminster...

    29. March 30, 2015

      The people who want to run Britain

      David Cameron David Cameron faces a general election on May 7 and the polls are tight. His campaign advisers insist that...

    30. March 29, 2015

      Migration research challenges warning of record inflow to UK

      Fewer migrants have come to Britain in search of work during this parliament than under Labour’s final term in office, and...

    31. March 23, 2015

      Ukip commits to Nato defence target

      The UK Independence party has become the first political party to commit to maintaining the defence budget at the level...

    32. March 22, 2015

      Brexit could cost economy £56bn a year, think-tank warns

      Leaving the European Union could cost the British economy £56bn a year unless the country opened its borders to more trade —...

    33. March 21, 2015

      Party leaders agree to TV election debate

      There will be no head-to-head debate between David Cameron and Ed Miliband under a deal announced by Britain’s leading...

    34. March 20, 2015

      Ukip election manifesto to be published ‘as late as possible’

      Nigel Farage has admitted that the UK Independence party manifesto may not be published until 15 to 18 days before the...

    35. March 20, 2015

      Candidates slug it out in south London ground war

      For those who like their election races close, Croydon Central promises to be a photo finish. Caravans of candidates and...

    36. March 19, 2015

      Ukip MEP suspended after ‘serious financial’ allegations

      Janice Atkinson, an MEP for the UK Independence party, has been suspended and had the party whip removed “following...

    37. March 16, 2015

      Ukip given major party status but Greens miss out

      The UK Independence Party is a major party, but the Green party is not, the communications regulator Ofcom has ruled, in a...

    38. March 15, 2015

      Ukip’s Tim Aker, the man who wasn’t there

      Polly Billington is tall, striking and friendly and she oozes the zest of the neophyte politician. “I’m Polly and I’d like...

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