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  1. September 28, 2014

    David Cameron furious at second Ukip defection

    David Cameron and the Tory leadership have reacted with fury to the defection of a second Conservative MP to Ukip, but the...

  2. September 28, 2014

    David Cameron dragged back to the John Major years

    David Cameron described it as “not an ideal start”. In reality the defection of a second Conservative MP to the UK...

  3. September 28, 2014

    Farage in U-turn on luxury tax

    Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence party, has declared his headline announcement for a 25 per cent tax on luxury...

  4. September 28, 2014

    David Cameron seeks to seize political initiative

    David Cameron has vowed to put immigration “at the heart” of his EU renegotiation strategy, as he sought to reclaim the...

  5. September 27, 2014

    Tory MP Mark Reckless defects to Ukip

    David Cameron has been dealt a blow on the eve of the Conservative party conference with news of a second Tory defection to...

  6. September 26, 2014

    Farage reaches out to the ‘squeezed middle’

    Ukip is “parking its tanks” on Labour party territory, Nigel Farage declared on Friday as he stepped up his rhetoric against...

  7. September 26, 2014

    Lots of beefing from Nigel Farage but little real beef

    A man wearing a tweed suit and a moustache was behind me on the escalator leading up to the owners and trainers’ room at...

  8. September 26, 2014

    Ukip pledges to scrap inheritance tax

    Multinational businesses, foreign “tycoons” and the “very well heeled” are to be targeted by the UK Independence party to...

  9. September 26, 2014

    Ukip in party mood as it seeks to woo working class vote

    Which political party conference is the best party? According to polling by YouGov, most people (22 per cent) reckon that a...

  10. September 26, 2014

    Three reasons why Ukip should be taken seriously

    One of the unwritten laws in British politics is that insurgent parties can never thrive. Writing in the 1950s, the French...

  11. September 25, 2014

    Nigel Farage vows to scrap tax on minimum wage

    Nigel Farage has proposed scrapping income tax for workers on the minimum wage and wants a new 35p band for people earning...

  12. September 25, 2014

    Ukip takes anti-establishment fight to Essex seaside

    With a blend of populist anger, personal charm and anti-Westminster tirades, Douglas Carswell, Ukip candidate for the...

  13. September 24, 2014

    Labour faces Ukip threat in Heywood by-election

    The spirit of Nigel Farage has infused the Lancashire town of Heywood. In the Edwin Waugh pub, it is “tax equality day” with...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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