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      Cameron and Miliband should go head-to-head

      David Cameron’s declaration that he will not hold a head-to-head television debate with Ed Miliband during the general...

    2. March 4, 2015

      Ukip commits to ‘normal’ levels of immigration

      Nigel Farage has committed the UK Independence party to reducing immigration to “normal” levels, but there were signs of...

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    1. 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 general...

    2. February 27, 2015

      Nigel Farage tries to rally Ukip with fighting election talk

      Nigel Farage predicted that his UK Independence party was heading for a “major victory” in May’s general election, as a poll...

    3. 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, proposing...

    4. February 19, 2015

      Poll boosts Ukip in key marginals

      The UK Independence party is within striking distance of winning three of its target seats from the Conservatives at the...

    5. February 18, 2015

      Senior Labour figure Harriet Yeo backs Ukip

      The former head of Labour’s governing body has left the party to support the UK Independence party at the next election, she...

    6. February 16, 2015

      Stuart Wheeler restores cash flow but says Ukip will still fall short

      One of the UK Independence party’s most generous donors has dropped his threat to cut off funding and plans to spend...

    7. February 16, 2015

      We are all victims now

      We live in the age of victimhood. Wherever you look there is someone with a grievance. The richer and more powerful they...

    8. February 15, 2015

      Inept response to Farage’s Ukip could deal a blow to mainstream

      Insurgent parties are the known unknowns of the next election. Last week one of them, the UK Independence party, launched...

    9. February 15, 2015

      Nigel Farage sweeps to power in spoof C4 documentary

      Some people have nightmares about work, others have nightmares about bears. Executives at Channel 4 have nightmares about...

    10. February 13, 2015

      Farage’s career first

      Sir, Your article on Nigel Farage’s career (“Square Mile’s lost world is in Farage’s blood”, February 7) omits the most...

    11. February 12, 2015

      Farage launches Ukip election campaign

      Nigel Farage fought back against Conservative claims that voting for the UK Independence party would lead to a Labour...

    12. February 6, 2015

      Nigel Farage’s pinstriped image belies modest City career

      Nigel Farage has become one of Britain’s most successful politicians, yet an examination by the Financial Times of his...

    13. February 6, 2015

      Ukip embarks on City charm offensive

      The UK Independence party has embarked on a charm offensive of City firms as the party looks to change its reputation among...

    14. February 3, 2015

      Ukip says Jews ‘caught in crossfire’ on animal slaughter stance

      Jewish people have been “caught in the crossfire” by a UK Independence party decision to back a ban on slaughtering animals...

    15. January 25, 2015

      Nigel Farage unsettled by Ukip woes

      Nigel Farage has insisted that the UK Independence party will win at least five seats at May’s general election, as he...

    16. January 24, 2015

      Senior Ukip MEP defects to the Conservatives

      One of the UK Independence party’s most senior figures has defected to the Conservatives, provoking a bitter row with his...

    17. Westminster Blog

      January 23, 2015

      Ukip top donor calls for greater use of private companies in the NHS

      The insurance tycoon bank-rolling the Ukip election campaign has called for the state to be slashed and for a major overhaul...

    18. January 22, 2015

      David Cameron’s bluff called on UK televised poll debates

      Broadcasters have called David Cameron’s bluff by setting out new proposals for televised election debates that would...

    19. January 20, 2015

      UK general election set to provide national identity test

      The UK is going through an identity crisis. In 2014, it looked briefly as if the country would cease to exist. Now voters in...

    20. January 20, 2015

      Ukip manifesto “just a series of bullet points”

      Less than four months before the general election, the UK Independence party’s manifesto is “just a series of bullet...

    21. January 18, 2015

      ‘Pub landlord’ raises the bar as Farage rolls into South Thanet

      Nigel Farage launched his election campaign in South Thanet at the weekend, as Ukip poured activists into the Kent...

    22. January 14, 2015

      David Cameron should not have veto on TV debates

      In most western countries, television debates are a familiar part of the choreography of political campaigns at election...

    23. January 14, 2015

      UK imams urge restraint over Charlie Hebdo front cover

      UK imams have called for a “restrained” response to the appearance of cartoons showing the Prophet Mohammed in the latest...

    24. January 14, 2015

      Rivals join forces against David Cameron over TV debates

      David Cameron should be represented by an empty podium if he refuses to take part in television debates in the run-up to the...

    25. January 9, 2015

      Channels confident general election debates will go ahead

      Broadcasters are confident that they will hold debates before May’s election between leaders of the main parties, despite a...

    26. January 8, 2015

      UK election TV debates in jeopardy over minority parties

      The prospect of televised leaders’ debates before the UK general election suffered a blow on Thursday night when David...

    27. January 2, 2015

      South Thanet in sync with grassroots Toryism

      Eight years ago Conservatives in the Kent seat of South Thanet were quite happy to select Europhile Laura Sandys as their...

    28. January 1, 2015

      Ukip’s tilt to the left upsets traditionalists

      Tensions are growing in the UK Independence party’s ranks as it prepares to announce populist policies that target Labour...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. November 28, 2014

      It is a myth that UK laws emanate from Europe

      Sir, Bill Emmott is right to dismiss the absurd claim from Nigel Farage that 75 per cent of all UK laws are made in Europe...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. November 25, 2014

      How to tackle immigration without risking the economy

      In the debate over European immigration, there is a circle we need to square. How can we give people confidence in the way...

    37. November 24, 2014

      Cameron needs to lift British politics out of its petty state

      Grief is supposed to move in five stages from denial to acceptance. Since losing its empire Britain has skipped from the...

    38. 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...

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