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    1. July 26, 2016

      Ukip wrestles with Nigel Farage’s legacy

      The UK Independence party is as undemocratic as the European Commission, and must drop its image of “rugby club on...

    2. Fast FT

      July 4, 2016

      Nigel Farage resigns as UKIP leader

      Nigel Farage is stepping down as leader of UKIP, claiming he has “never been and never wanted to be a career...

    1. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      UKIP rejects early UK general election

      The UK Independence Party has made clear its opposition to holding an early general election, seeing it as an attempt...

    2. February 28, 2016

      Ukip’s war of personalities

      A meeting of the UK Independence party is never dull. On Saturday, a few hundred Ukippers gathered in the seaside town...

    3. February 28, 2016

      Farage plays down Ukip splits as he focuses on immigration

      Nigel Farage has rejected calls to focus less on immigration in the run-up to the European referendum, saying concerns...

    4. February 7, 2016

      Ukip’s only MP says Brexit campaign must broaden appeal

      Douglas Carswell, Ukip’s only MP, has warned his party that a successful campaign for “Brexit” will need to appeal to...

    5. December 18, 2015

      David Cameron clears way for Brexit poll in summer

      David Cameron has cleared the way for a UK referendum on EU membership next summer, after emerging from a two-day...

    6. December 18, 2015

      Ukip’s Nigel Farage tells critic to ‘put up or shut up’

      It should have been the crowning achievement of Nigel Farage’s political career: the week when the Queen signed the...

    7. November 24, 2015

      UK Out lobby shuns rival’s call to unite

      Vote Leave, a cross-party group hoping to become the official Out campaign in the EU referendum, is resisting attempts...

    8. November 13, 2015

      Ukip loses 7,000 members and lays off staff since election

      The UK Independence party has lost 7,000 members and been forced to lay off staff following its underwhelming general...

    9. July 13, 2015

      UK ministers accused of ‘cooking books’ on defence spending

      MPs accuse ministers of “cooking the books” to ensure Britain hits the Nato target of spending at least 2 per cent of...

    10. June 19, 2015

      Farage left out as eurosceptics set up cross-party campaign group

      Seven eurosceptic MPs from three rival parties have joined forces to launch a campaign for Britain to leave the EU but...

    11. May 17, 2015

      David Cameron faces pressure to hold EU referendum next year

      David Cameron is under pressure to bring forward the date of his EU referendum to 2016 to limit business uncertainty...

    12. May 15, 2015

      Nigel Farage leadership farrago bedevils Ukip

      A week ago, supporters of the eurosceptic UK Independence party could congratulate themselves on a pretty good night at...

    13. FT Alphaville

      May 8, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. David Cameron looks set to return to Downing Street while the SNP has swept...

    14. March 31, 2015

      Ukip’s first elected MP woos Clacton voters

      Voters in Clacton could be forgiven for feeling sick of campaigning politicians. There have been rather a lot of them...

    15. 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...

    16. February 28, 2015

      Ukip promises electoral reform to help small parties

      UK Independence Party MP Douglas Carswell has suggested his party would introduce electoral reforms if it won the...

    17. February 26, 2015

      UK Independence party to sign up to Tory plans to end deficit

      The UK Independence party will on Friday sign up to the George Osborne’s plans to eliminate the deficit by 2018,...

    18. 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...

    19. October 19, 2014

      Tory MPs urge George Osborne to cut VAT on hotels and attractions

      Dozens of Conservatives MPs are calling on George Osborne to cut VAT on hotels and tourist attractions as fears rise...

    20. October 10, 2014

      Nigel Farage tells Westminster: ‘You’re out of touch’

      The powerful currents ripping through British politics swept aside what was left of the old certainties on Friday, as...

    21. Westminster Blog

      October 10, 2014

      Thursday's by-elections in numbers

      Clacton UKIP candidate Douglas Carswell won 21,113 votes, or 59.7% of the total, in Thursday’s by-election. This was...

    22. October 10, 2014

      Why Ukip is winning in Britain’s seaside towns

      “Electoral history is likely to be made . . . on the Essex coast.” Financial Times, October 9 What does the seaside...

    23. October 10, 2014

      Ukip surge sends tremors through Westminster

      Ukip victory puts Clacton in spotlight The strong showing by the UK Independence party in Thursday’s by-elections sent...

    24. October 10, 2014

      Ukip gains first elected MP after Douglas Carswell wins in Clacton

      The UK Independence party has its first elected MP after Conservative defector Douglas Carswell won Thursday’s...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      October 9, 2014

      Farage and Carswell campaigning in Clacton

      Peter Macdiarmid/Getty United Kingdom Independence Party candidate Douglas Carswell stands with party leader Nigel...

    26. October 7, 2014

      Ukip set to give Clacton’s forgotten voters a voice

      Electoral history is likely to be made on Thursday on the Essex coast with Douglas Carswell set to become the first...

    27. October 7, 2014

      Ukip’s by-election hope hits back at NHS claims

      Douglas Carswell has hit back at claims he wants to part-privatise the NHS, saying he has been misquoted by his...

    28. October 1, 2014

      Ex-Tory supporter’s UKip donation fails to overshadow forum

      A former Tory supporter has pledged to donate £1m to Ukip over the next year in a move designed to overshadow the last...

    29. September 29, 2014

      Britain’s next election carries a fiendish winner’s curse

      Mark Reckless may look like Philip Larkin, the reactionary who was also one of Britain’s greatest poets of the past...

    30. September 29, 2014

      Tories fight to save Rochester seat

      The Conservatives are launching a blitz campaign to save their seat in Rochester after Mark Reckless, the sitting MP,...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. September 26, 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. September 1, 2014

      Cameron’s uneasy peace on Europe at risk

      Is the Conservative party heading for another meltdown on Europe? With memories still uncomfortably fresh of the...

    38. 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...

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