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  1. August 18, 2014

    Ukip MEP is wrong on Hitler’s oratory

    “Adolf Hitler – a monster, but a marvellous orator.” So runs the cliché. And it is that same cliché that an MEP for...

  2. May 23, 2014

    Ukip election advance prompts attacks on Ed Miliband

    Ukip makes its mark in UK council elections Nigel Farage’s UK Independence party won council seats across the country on...

  1. May 23, 2014

    Ukip election success prompts Labour party recriminations

    Nigel Farage predicted the earth would move and it did: a strong advance by the UK Independence party in local elections...

  2. May 23, 2014

    Vote points to hung parliament in 2015

    Projections from Thursday’s local elections point to a hung parliament in Britain’s 2015 general election with Labour as the...

  3. May 23, 2014

    Ukip’s blow to the political centre

    “The Ukip fox is in the Westminster henhouse,” crowed Nigel Farage, leader of the populist UK Independence party, after...

  4. May 23, 2014

    Ukip still faces struggle for success in 2015 general election

    Despite its success in Thursday’s local elections, Ukip still faces a struggle to win seats in next year’s general election....

  5. May 23, 2014

    Tories hold nerve after election losses

    David Cameron has a common refrain when considering the political threat posed by Ed Miliband: “I’d rather have my problems...

  6. May 23, 2014

    Ukip victors cite voters’ dislike of Westminster

    It may have been a political “earthquake” but Ron Hurrell slept through it. The 87-year-old Ukip candidate unseated Pam...

  7. May 23, 2014

    Ukip takes the saloon vote – other parties should look elsewhere

    What just happened? There is a simple way to describe the local election results. Labour sweeps London. The UK Independence...

  8. May 23, 2014

    Wise answers needed to the Ukip surge

    Nigel Farage insists his UK Independence party must now be taken seriously following its local election success. This is not...

  9. May 23, 2014

    Ukip advance shakes UK’s major parties

    By George Parker Ukip makes its mark in UK council elections Nigel Farage predicted that the earth would move and it did: a...

  10. May 23, 2014

    Ukip fails to win over London voters

    The UK Independence party has failed to gain as much traction in London as it has in the UK regions, with local election...

  11. May 23, 2014

    Ukip delivers blow to Labour in the north

    The advance of the UK Independence party has disrupted all three traditional parties across the country, early election...

  12. May 23, 2014

    Farage says Ukip vote breakthrough heralds four-party politics

    Counting continues in UK local elections as Ukip makes its mark Nigel Farage has claimed that the UK Independence party will...

  13. FT Photo Diary

    May 22, 2014

    Spin politics in Oxford

    Eddie Keogh/Reuters A public launderette was used as a polling station in Oxford, England on Thursday. Opinion polls suggest...

  14. May 21, 2014

    Working-class ‘culture change’ aids Ukip

    St Anne’s ward in Sunderland, home to one of Britain’s biggest council es­tates, is emblematic of the UK Independence...

  15. May 21, 2014

    Labour hopes Barnet backlash will wrest seats from Tories

    At Friern Barnet Community Library, in the comfortable north London suburbs, a handmade sign above the counter urges: “Keep...

  16. May 21, 2014

    Miliband muddles name of councillor in day of mishaps

    Ed Miliband endured an awkward day on the campaign trail on Tuesday as he failed to recognise the name of a senior Labour...

  17. May 20, 2014

    UK’s open economy under threat, George Osborne to warn

    George Osborne will warn on Thursday night that Britain’s status as an open market economy is under threat. The chancellor...

  18. May 20, 2014

    Nigel Farage pulls out of ‘carnival’ rally after racism claims

    Nigel Farage pulled out of a “carnival” themed election rally on Tuesday after the leader of a steel band booked by the UK...

  19. May 20, 2014

    Trafford Tories fight to keep control of urban stronghold

    Sean Anstee is not your typical Conservative. He is 26, gay, but rarest of all, runs a city council in the north. Trafford...

  20. May 19, 2014

    Clegg urged to play down second coalition with Tories

    As the Liberal Democrats head towards another round of damaging local election losses this week, Nick Clegg has been told by...

  21. May 18, 2014

    Labour seeks to chip away at Conservative council majority

    David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg all took to the TV studios on Sunday as the three party leaders made their pitch...

  22. May 13, 2014

    Scottish Nationalists hail report of ‘disarray’ in No camp

    Scottish nationalists have seized on the latest report of strains in the campaign against independence, saying a Daily Mail...

  23. May 9, 2014

    Nick Clegg fights to challenge rise of Ukip

    Nick Clegg says all mainstream politicians face “a kicking” in this month’s European and local elections – and his party...

  24. May 1, 2014

    Ed Miliband backs cap on rent rises in fresh interventionist vow

    Ed Miliband dismissed Tory claims that he was the “heir to Hugo Chávez” as he launched Labour’s local and EU election...

  25. April 27, 2014

    Ukip candidate lambasted over ‘disgusting’ Lenny Henry remarks

    Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, has condemned as racist and “disgusting” comments from a Ukip council election candidate,...

  26. March 21, 2014

    Labour win raises questions on City of London’s independence

    The City of London’s centuries-old independence from party politics has been brought into question after Labour won its...

  27. March 1, 2014

    Ukip leader Nigel Farage says parts of UK ‘taken over’ by immigrants

    Nigel Farage has escalated the political row over immigration by warning that many areas of Britain are being “taken over”...

  28. January 8, 2014

    UK election watchdog calls for voters to show proof of ID

    All voters should be required to show proof of identity on election days when they turn up at a polling station, the...

  29. May 1, 2013

    Tories brace themselves for poll losses to Ukip

    David Cameron is preparing for a “very difficult few days” amid fears in Downing Street that Conservative losses in...

  30. April 29, 2013

    Conservatives taunt ‘weak’ Miliband

    Ed Miliband faced criticism on Monday after the Labour leader’s poor performance in an ill-tempered radio interview was...

  31. February 10, 2012

    England waves flag of nationalism

    Thelma McGrail will soon start putting out the flags ahead of the biggest day of her year: St George’s day. Mrs McGrail, 63,...

  32. January 27, 2012

    Public votes for mayor in Salford

    Salford is to become the 15th area in England to have a directly elected mayor after voters narrowly approved the idea in a...

  33. November 16, 2011

    Do not panic, Mr Osborne, Plan B is in cloud cuckoo land

    George Osborne’s reputation for deficit reduction is dangling above the mire. In just under two weeks the Office for Budget...

  34. October 17, 2011

    Council mergers carry political risks

    The plan to merge council services between Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham comes with some political...

  35. June 19, 2011

    Scottish by-election turns into two-horse race

    Labour is facing an awkward test of its political popularity in Scotland this month – just weeks after a remarkably...

  36. June 6, 2011

    Scottish secretary provokes SNP fury

    Victory in a referendum on Scotland’s independence would not be binding and would have to be followed by another on the...

  37. May 29, 2011

    Salmond aims to turn votes into more powers

    Fresh from the Scottish National party’s landslide victory in the Holyrood elections, Alex Salmond is determined to pile...

  38. May 26, 2011

    Salmond sets target for more economic power

    Alex Salmond, Scotland’s re-elected first minister, said gaining more economic powers for Holyrood would be an early...

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