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  1. September 9, 2014

    UK’s Labour widens poll lead over Conservatives

    Amid growing nervousness about the result of the Scottish referendum Labour has widened its poll lead over the...

  2. September 7, 2014

    Cameron’s fate as prime minister hangs on Scotland vote

    David Cameron’s future could hang on the outcome of next week’s Scottish independence referendum, despite the prime...

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  1. September 3, 2014

    Scotland vote threatens to trip up gilts

    The raised level of investor concern about geopolitical risk is evident from defensive positions and the low level of...

  2. September 2, 2014

    David Cameron faces birthday blues in Clacton

    Nigel Farage is poised to deliver David Cameron an unwelcome birthday present after the date was set for a by-election in...

  3. September 1, 2014

    Cameron moves to calm Tory nerves on Ukip surge

    David Cameron will this week urge Tory MPs not to throw away the 2015 general election with another round of infighting on...

  4. September 1, 2014

    Ukip’s first rebel claims ‘bullying’ by Tory MPs

    A former Tory MP who defected to the UK Independence party in 2008 was bullied “emotionally and physically” by his former...

  5. September 1, 2014

    Cameron faces pressure from eurosceptic MPs

    David Cameron is facing increasing pressure from eurosceptic MPs to repatriate powers over immigration policy, amid reports...

  6. August 31, 2014

    UK poll points to political deadlock

    As MPs return to Westminster this week, the leading parties face a political deadlock which has seen the electorate’s views...

  7. August 31, 2014

    Labour cannot be complacent about Ukip’s advance

    The UK Independence party turns 21 years old this month and has cause to celebrate. The insurgent party won a national...

  8. August 28, 2014

    Ukip’s existing Clacton candidate stands firm

    Douglas Carswell’s plan to fight a by-election in Clacton for Ukip took a farcical twist as the incumbent candidate said he...

  9. August 28, 2014

    Douglas Carswell’s defection to Ukip risks Tory split in run-up to election

    When Nigel Farage convened a snap Ukip press conference on Thursday morning, journalists assumed he wanted to talk about...

  10. August 28, 2014

    Tory maverick jumps ship and takes gamble on re-election

    Tory defector Douglas Carswell’s role as one of Westminster’s most maverick politicians may be connected to his unusual...

  11. August 28, 2014

    Douglas Carswell in quotes

    Tory MP Douglas Carswell, who defected to the anti-Brussels, anti-immigration UK Independence party on Thursday, is a...

  12. August 28, 2014

    Carswell defection is a pivotal moment for Cameron’s Tories

    In a general election as excruciatingly tight as next year’s will be, almost any event can be said to be decisive. So we...

  13. August 28, 2014

    EU influx pushes net migration to highest level since 2011

    David Cameron’s promise to cut UK immigration to the “tens of thousands” by the next election has been derailed by a surge...

  14. August 28, 2014

    Ukip defection exposes Tory faultlines

    David Cameron was on Thursday night fighting to restore order in his party after the defection of a leading Tory eurosceptic...

  15. August 27, 2014

    Ukip has Rotherham in its sights after child sex abuse scandal

    There used to be two constants in Derek and Veronica Reeder’s life: they were from Rotherham and they voted Labour. Now the...

  16. August 26, 2014

    Rotherham leader stands down over child exploitation scandal

    An estimated 1,400 children have been sexually exploited in Rotherham since 1997 after “blatant” failure by the police and...

  17. August 26, 2014

    Farage to stand in Thanet seat as Johnson pins hopes on Uxbridge

    Boris Johnson has confirmed he is seeking the safe Conservative seat of Uxbridge and West Ruislip in next year’s general...

  18. August 18, 2014

    Ukip MEP is wrong on Hitler’s oratory

    “Adolf Hitler – a monster, but a marvellous orator.” So runs the cliché. And it is that same cliché that an MEP for...

  19. August 13, 2014

    UK Conservatives beat Labour on political donations

    The Conservatives raised almost twice the amount of political donations than Labour in the second quarter of the year after...

  20. August 10, 2014

    Ukip sets its sights on Labour heartlands

    The UK Independence party will next month hold its annual conference in Ed Miliband’s Doncaster constituency – at a local...

  21. August 10, 2014

    Ukip’s message resonates with Thurrock voters

    Locals in Thurrock still talk about the lightning strike that years ago hit a business park on the north side of the...

  22. August 8, 2014

    Nigel Farage to stand for parliament

    Nigel Farage is to stand for parliament in the Kent constituency of South Thanet, local activists confirmed on Friday. The...

  23. July 31, 2014

    Sinking coastal town floats to top of election battle

    Ed Miliband’s road to Number 10 leads through Lowestoft. Britain’s most easterly town is marginal in every way and typical...

  24. July 29, 2014

    Old debts put UK Labour party still deep in the red

    Labour is still deeply in the red despite slashing its net liabilities by more than £20m since 2006, when there were fears...

  25. July 28, 2014

    UK Independence Party’s online shop makes £80,000 in a year

    The UK Independence Party has raised more than £80,000 in a year from the sale of branded merchandise including silk ties,...

  26. July 23, 2014

    Bundesbank chief urges UK to stay in EU

    The head of Germany’s central bank has invoked the ghost of Winston Churchill to urge Britain to stay in the EU, before a...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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