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    1. December 23, 2014

      Ukip donor behind website attacking main parties

      The LibLabCon is a slick website which says it is run by an unnamed “independent” campaign group aiming to “expose the...

    2. December 22, 2014

      Polls point to most unpredictable UK general election in decades

      With less than five months until the UK general election, end of year polls suggest that neither Labour nor the...

    3. December 19, 2014

      Ukip rules out coalition role without EU referendum

      The UK Independence party will not join a formal coalition but will prop up a minority government if allowed a referendum on...

    4. December 15, 2014

      Forget immigration, the UK election will be all about the economy

      The first rule of politics is that almost nothing matters. Events, policies, speeches — things that captivate what John...

    5. December 15, 2014

      Ed Miliband seeks to reassure on UK immigration

      The Labour leader has insisted the party has policies that will address voters’ concerns about immigration, after a leaked...

    6. December 14, 2014

      Ukip candidate Kerry Smith quits over homophobic comments

      A Ukip candidate who was recorded making homophobic comments and calling a woman with a Chinese name a racist term has quit...

    7. December 14, 2014

      ‘The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind’, by Jason Weeden and Robert Kurzban

      In What’s The Matter With Kansas? , Thomas Frank found the ghost of Friedrich Engels haunting the Great Plains. The author...

    8. December 12, 2014

      Newspaper publisher Desmond switches to Ukip from Labour

      Richard Desmond, the owner of the Express and Star newspapers and adult TV channels, has given £300,000 to the UK...

    9. December 11, 2014

      Ukip at war over Neil Hamilton’s pursuit of seat

      War has broken out at the top of the UK Independence party, with officials accusing one of its most significant funders of...

    10. December 11, 2014

      Nigel Farage, road rage and the ‘Top Gear’ political wing

      You have to sympathise with Nigel Farage, the leader of the anti-EU UK Independence party. There he was, stuck in traffic on...

    11. December 9, 2014

      Fracturing of UK politics complicates general election

      Alex Salmond’s ambition to lead a strong cohort of Scottish Nationalist MPs to “rumble up” Westminster has reinforced...

    12. December 8, 2014

      Ukip suspends senior party official

      The UK Independence party has suspended a senior official over allegations that he harassed a female minority candidate, a...

    13. December 5, 2014

      Angry electorate makes politicians fearful

      The textbooks treat election campaigns as moments of expectation. Sometimes even excitement. The organising mood in Britain...

    14. December 5, 2014

      Who knew Ukip would stew over comedy Twitter account?

      They have swept Clacton-on-Sea and Rochester and Strood, and romped home in a council by-election in Thurrock. But now there...

    15. December 5, 2014

      Tory MPs resurrect grammar school ‘albatross’

      David Cameron warned his backbenchers before the 2010 election that their enthusiasm for grammar schools would turn into an...

    16. December 3, 2014

      Ukip employs six Farage guards

      The UK Independence party employs six people to protect Nigel Farage in spite of a funding crunch that has led donors to...

    17. November 28, 2014

      Ukip stands positively for a great deal

      Sir, Your editorial “Cameron must reframe his response to Ukip” (November 22) approvingly repeats former UK prime minister...

    18. November 28, 2014

      David Cameron’s EU migrant welfare curbs win broad approval

      David Cameron’s plan to restrict EU migrants’ access to much of Britain’s welfare system was met with broad approval from...

    19. November 27, 2014

      Nigel Farage trails in struggle to win seat

      Nigel Farage will struggle to win a seat at Westminster despite the UK Independence party’s recent successes in two...

    20. November 23, 2014

      Theresa May admits targeted cuts in UK immigration ‘unlikely’

      Home secretary Theresa May has admitted the coalition is unlikely to keep its promise to achieve cuts in overall immigration...

    21. November 22, 2014

      Miliband defends Labour with ‘working people’ roots

      Ed Miliband was this weekend scrambling to defend his party after the disastrous “image of Rochester” tweet by one of his...

    22. November 21, 2014

      Labour tweet taken to flag up political elitism in the UK

      It was just one tweet, but Labour MP Emily Thornberry’s picture of a white van outside a Rochester home festooned with...

    23. November 21, 2014

      Nigel Farage to target ‘dozens of seats’ in general election

      Sustained by a couple of pints of bitter at his victory party in the Tap’n’Tin nightclub and “42 minutes sleep”, Nigel...

    24. November 21, 2014

      Ukip given low marks by Cambridge students

      Ukip is failing to attract support from the next generation of aspiring political leaders which has an optimistic and...

    25. November 21, 2014

      White van Dan demands Labour apology

      The owner of a house draped in England flags in Rochester, who found himself at the centre of a political storm that led to...

    26. November 21, 2014

      What Ukip’s win in Rochester means for its chances in 2015

      Last night the UK Independence party won its second seat in Britain’s parliament. The result was not simply a product of...

    27. November 21, 2014

      David Cameron must reframe his response to Ukip

      Victory for Mark Reckless in the Rochester and Strood by-election marks another sobering week for David Cameron’s...

    28. November 21, 2014

      Farage: people know Ukip no longer protest vote

      Ukip’s latest by-election victory in Rochester shows British politics have become “unpredictable beyond comprehension”...

    29. November 21, 2014

      Main parties to blame for their agonies over Ukip

      Imagine an American passing through London for the first time on Thursday night. He watches the news in his hotel suite and...

    30. November 21, 2014

      Ukip defeats Conservatives again to win British by-election

      Rochester rout The anti-immigrant UK Independence party has snatched a second seat in parliament from the ruling...

    31. November 21, 2014

      Ukip’s Mark Reckless wins Rochester by-election

      Rochester rout The UK Independence party on Friday took a second seat in Westminster from the Conservative party as Mark...

    32. November 21, 2014

      Labour caught in Rochester Twitter storm

      Billed as a two-horse race between the Conservatives and UK Independence party, Thursday’s crunch by-election ended up with...

    33. November 20, 2014

      Farage predicts Ukip by-election victory

      Nigel Farage declared victory for the UK Independence party in the Rochester and Strood by-election on Thursday night as the...

    34. November 20, 2014

      Tories fear defections as Rochester votes

      Voters in Rochester and Strood have started casting their ballots in a by-election that is expected to see Mark Reckless...

    35. November 19, 2014

      Tories braced for Rochester by-election defeat

      David Cameron vowed to halt the advance of the UK Independence party on the banks of the River Medway in Rochester, but...

    36. November 18, 2014

      Labour raises by-election stakes with crackdown on jobless migrants

      Jobless migrants from the EU would have to wait for two years before they could claim out-of-work benefits under a...

    37. November 17, 2014

      Tories should call off search for anti-Ukip strategy

      There is a default explanation for the rise of the UK Independence party, and it does not add up. According to this theory,...

    38. November 16, 2014

      Cameron set to donate £650m to ‘green climate fund’

      David Cameron is expected to allocate £650m to a global “green climate fund” this week, risking the wrath of some...

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