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    1. May 20, 2015

      Nigel Farage aims to draw line under Ukip infighting

      Nigel Farage has tried to draw a line under days of Ukip infighting, telling his critics he is the best person to lead the...

    2. May 19, 2015

      Ukip economic and policy chiefs go

      The UK Independence party’s economic spokesman has resigned a week after criticising Nigel Farage, the party’s leader, for...

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    1. May 18, 2015

      ‘Giant’ John Bercow back in the Speaker’s seat as MPs reconvene

      John Bercow, the colourful and often controversial Speaker of the Commons, was returned to his post and hailed as a “giant”...

    2. 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 from a...

    3. 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 the...

    4. May 14, 2015

      Ukip chaos escalates as party figures turn on each other

      Nigel Farage has moved to save his leadership of the UK Independence party, insisting he is the best person to lead the...

    5. May 11, 2015

      Farage ‘returns’ as leader after Ukip refuses to accept resignation

      Nigel Farage has executed one of the more curious political comebacks of modern political history after the UK Independence...

    6. May 8, 2015

      After a famous win, the chance to restore the United Kingdom

      David Cameron’s election victory has sprung one of the biggest surprises of the modern British political era. After a...

    7. May 8, 2015

      David Cameron pledges “one nation” government

      David Cameron promised to lead a “one nation” government on Friday as he reassured the Scots he would deliver on devolution...

    8. Westminster Blog

      May 8, 2015

      Election live: Cameron's victory

      Welcome to our live election coverage, bringing you the latest reaction to the Tories winning an unexpected majority –...

    9. May 8, 2015

      Nigel Farage’s Westminster dream ends in tatters

      Two weeks ago Nigel Farage ended a heavy night of drinking by standing on his chair in a small Italian restaurant and...

    10. May 8, 2015

      Nigel Farage resigns as Ukip leader following Kent defeat

      Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence party, has announced his resignation after losing the race for the Kent seat of...

    11. Westminster Blog

      May 7, 2015

      Today in the election

      A summary of today’s events May 7 Polling day. Follow our live coverage of the results from 9pm here. May 6 Ukip slipped up...

    12. May 7, 2015

      General election: Brisk start as voters head to the polls

      Polling stations reported brisk early business on Thursday as people across the UK voted in a general election that...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      May 6, 2015

      Farage meets the opposition

      UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage reads a leaflet given to him by an anti-UKIP protester as he campaigns in...

    14. May 6, 2015

      Ukip candidate threatens to shoot Tory rival

      The UK Independence party’s misfiring election campaign has suffered another blow after one of its candidates was filmed...

    15. May 6, 2015

      Does it matter which ‘soap powder brand’ wins UK election?

      City analysts are supposed to be good at spotting risks. But a perusal of brokerage research on the election shows they have...

    16. May 3, 2015

      Behind the political masks

      It’s been a no-surprises campaign — or so runs the conventional wisdom. Yet, almost in spite of themselves, nearly all the...

    17. May 1, 2015

      General election: Ukip sets sights on Labour’s northeast heartland

      Sean Berry, a Hartlepool taxi driver, and his family are the kind of voters the Labour party has been able to count on in...

    18. May 1, 2015

      Westminster candidates and their outfits of artless ordinariness

      Political fashion in the UK election The political leaders’ wardrobe during the election campaign could be described in one...

    19. April 27, 2015

      Focus group unsure about Miliband

      The Labour party may have inched ahead of the Conservatives in the election race, but the consensus of the second FT/Populus...

    20. April 24, 2015

      Tim Bale: Ukip should not be written off yet

      The narrative says one thing but the numbers say another. Contrary to common wisdom, the UK Independence party — and its...

    21. April 23, 2015

      UK election: Who will run Britain?

      British politics has traditionally been painted in binary colours: Labour red and Conservative blue. But the general...

    22. April 21, 2015

      Boris unleashed to pep up Tory campaign

      Boris Johnson is fresh from a chaotic 90-minute walkabout in Ramsgate — a venture into the epicentre of Ukip election...

    23. April 19, 2015

      Minority at Westminster not ideal but workable

      Britain’s reputation for political stability might not survive the year. Of all the likely outcomes of the general election...

    24. April 17, 2015

      General election: TV debate was like a dysfunctional wedding

      As so often — especially during this say-nothing campaign — it was the unsaid that stuck in the mind. As the credits rolled...

    25. April 16, 2015

      Leaders’ TV debate: The highs and lows

      Ed MilibandLabour party leader Key Quote: “David [Cameron], if you think this election is about leadership, debate me one on...

    26. April 16, 2015

      Miliband rejects Sturgeon’s election pitch for anti-Tory deal

      Ed Miliband was on Thursday night forced to fend off the offer of a post-election deal with Nicola Sturgeon’s Scottish...

    27. April 16, 2015

      Nigel Farage’s challenge to mainstream Britain

      Nigel Farage, leader of the insurgent UK Independence party, aspires to be the man who determines the outcome of next...

    28. April 15, 2015

      Ukip lauds ‘fully costed manifesto’

      Nigel Farage famously described the UK Independence party’s 2010 manifesto as “486 pages of drivel” he hadn’t bothered to...

    29. April 15, 2015

      Rotarians, masons and 19th-hole bores turn out for Ukip manifesto

      “I’m a gregarious cove,” Nigel Farage said during the presentation of his party’s manifesto, while explaining the difference...

    30. April 15, 2015

      General election: Clegg declares Lib Dems open to new coalition

      Nick Clegg has declared the Liberal Democrats open to business for a coalition with Labour or the Conservatives, unveiling a...

    31. April 15, 2015

      General election: Ukip aims to revive flagging campaign

      Nigel Farage told voters at Wednesday’s manifesto launch that the UK Independence party is “the party with the money” from...

    32. April 13, 2015

      Polish prince challenges Farage to duel or debate

      A Polish prince has challenged Nigel Farage to a sword fight or, failing that, a television debate over discrimination...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      April 13, 2015

      Farage laughs

      Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence party, laughs during a visit to a factory in Clacton, Essex. ...

    34. April 10, 2015

      Politics: an outsider’s game

      As last week’s TV election debate showed, the contest for outsider status in the UK election has rarely been more fierce....

    35. April 10, 2015

      Farage locked in three-way battle for political survival

      In “The Battle For Thanalot”, a thinly disguised satire playing this week in the Kent coastal town of Broadstairs, a...

    36. April 9, 2015

      UK general election: ‘Happy Warrior’ confronts bomber pilot

      What constitutes a good week for a party leader during an election campaign depends very much on which leader you are...

    37. Westminster Blog

      April 9, 2015

      Betting on confusion

      What do betting markets make of the election so far? Well, if anything, they seem as confused as everyone else. Currently...

    38. Westminster Blog

      April 7, 2015

      Poster wars heat up

      The pre-election poster battle intensified on Tuesday as Labour launched a new image parodying Saatchi & Saatchi’s famous...

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