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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      November 21, 2014

      Farage thanks Rochester for Reckless win

      Lefteris Pitarakis/AP Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, stands in front of party offices in Rochester,...

    11. November 21, 2014

      Cheshire Cat smiles mask danger in UK politics

      Look carefully at the photos from Thursday’s by-election victory of the UK Independence party in Rochester, or those of last...

    12. November 21, 2014

      What Ukip’s win in Rochester means for its chances in 2015

      Last night the UK Independence party won its second seat in Britain’s parliament. The result was not simply a product of...

    13. November 21, 2014

      David Cameron must reframe his response to Ukip

      Victory for Mark Reckless in the Rochester and Strood by-election marks another sobering week for David Cameron’s...

    14. November 21, 2014

      Farage: people know Ukip no longer protest vote

      Ukip’s latest by-election victory in Rochester shows British politics have become “unpredictable beyond comprehension”...

    15. November 21, 2014

      Ukip defeats Conservatives again to win British by-election

      Rochester rout The anti-immigrant UK Independence party has snatched a second seat in parliament from the ruling...

    16. November 20, 2014

      Farage predicts Ukip by-election victory

      Nigel Farage declared victory for the UK Independence party in the Rochester and Strood by-election on Thursday night as the...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      November 20, 2014

      Farage poses for a Selfie

      Peter Macdiarmid/Getty United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage poses for a selfie photo with party...

    18. November 17, 2014

      Tories should call off search for anti-Ukip strategy

      There is a default explanation for the rise of the UK Independence party, and it does not add up. According to this theory,...

    19. November 9, 2014

       How correlation can win election for Tories

      Correlation is an important concept in fund management. It is a fact UK prime minister David Cameron should take note of, as...

    20. November 2, 2014

      Big business in quest for a standard to rally on EU membership

      The Duke of Wellington said of his troops “I don’t know what effect these men will have on the enemy, but by God they...

    21. October 23, 2014

      The forces set to overturn the British order

      Britain is no stranger to political storms. Ruling parties splinter and split, great leaders are ejected from office and...

    22. 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 about...

    23. October 16, 2014

      Eurosceptic bloc collapses after Latvian MEP resigns

      Nigel Farage is facing the potential loss of up to €10m of EU taxpayers’ funding for his UK Independence party after the...

    24. October 13, 2014

      Populist politics is no use to globalisation’s losers

      The UK Independence party provides a civic service that goes beyond standing for election and promulgating ideas. It is also...

    25. October 13, 2014

      Broadcasters propose Ukip’s Farage join TV election debate

      Nigel Farage would take part in one pre-election television debate with the leaders of Britain’s three main parties under...

    26. 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 Nigel...

    27. 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 have to...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      October 10, 2014

      All eyes to the right

      Stefan Rousseau/PA Ukip leader Nigel Farage looks out of the window of the Ukip campaign headquarters in Clacton on Friday,...

    29. Westminster Blog

      October 10, 2014

      Five Things We Have Learned From Thursday's By-Elections

      1] Dislike of the “Westminster elite”.   The SNP are poles apart from Ukip when it comes to their actual policies: the...

    30. October 10, 2014

      Clacton prize delivers momentum to Ukip

      Nigel Farage surveyed the scene at Clacton, the first town in Britain to elect a Ukip MP, and was asked what the traditional...

    31. 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 Farage in...

    32. October 6, 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 person...

    33. October 3, 2014

      The Slow Lane: The curse of small-mindedness

      Along time ago, while being interviewed for a teacher-training place at Manchester University, I was asked what I considered...

    34. 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,...

    35. September 29, 2014

      The future of the City of London

      It is the eve of the Big Bang and on the floor of the London Stock Exchange gentlemen stockbrokers from firms such as...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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