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      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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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”...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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