UK Independence Party

Farage Slapped Down By His Ex-Deputy For Disowning Ukip's Manifesto

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage has come under fire from his former deputy after he dismissed Ukip's 2010 election manifesto as "drivel" and insisted he had not read it....

The Top Ten Ukip Arguments (And Why They Are False)

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics
Kieran Turner-Dave

Immigrants are not a strain on the public sector, austerity is. Moreover, if Ukip truly believe that "Britain is full", should the party be urging its members to stop procreating? Same-sex relationships would surely be far more patriotic?

Warning: Euro Elections Ahead

Robin Lustig | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

I'm sure you already have it marked in your diary: 22 May, the date of the next euro-elections. If you haven't, you should have. Why? Because, if current opinion polls are right, anti-EU parties will do exceptionally well in several countries, including here in Britain.

One In 10 Voters Think Nigel Farage Leans Towards The Left

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK

One in ten voters believe Nigel Farage leans to the left, according to some rather confusing poll results. Voters surveyed in an Ipsos MORI poll fo...

Cameron's EU Renegotiation Is DOOMED, Says President Barroso

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron's plans to claw back UK powers from Brussels are "doomed to failure" as all 28 member states would fail to back Britain's "unreasonable"...

It's That Bloomin' Man Again

Nick Abbot | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

A jolly time was had by all at the Ukip Party Conference. Who even knew that they had one? They should be glad of all the publicity they can get, but in the mind of Nigel Farage, the man who commands the spotlight, any deviation of attention is unwelcome. Godfrey Bloom was that deviation.

Farage Being 'Bullied' Into Cutting Down Media Appearances

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Politics

Ukip apparatchiks have told leader Nigel Farage to cut down his media appearances to stop the party from looking like a one-man band. According to...

Farage Admits Offshore Tax Haven 'Mistake'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has admitted he made "a mistake" by setting up a trust fund in an off-shore tax haven. According to the Daily Mirror, Farage,...

Has Ukip Got ANY Talent For Government or Are They Quite Simply the 'Paul Mckennas' of Politics?

Martina Keens-Betts | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Politics
Martina Keens-Betts

As an apolitical system and project-focused healthcare campaigner and writer, as well as an executive search professional, I find it inconceivable that the Bow Group could contemplate a Tory Party deal with Ukip

Felicity A Morse

Ukip Councillors Refuse To Sign 'Multicultural' Pledge | Felicity A Morse | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Ukip are investigating Chris Pain and say he could be ejected from party for alleged comments he made All 16 Ukip members of Lincoln counci...

Ukip Candidate Jailed For Burning Pigs Heads And Spinal Cords Wins Council Seat

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Politics

A UKIP candidate who was jailed for dumping pig carcasses in a wood has won a local council seat in East Sussex. Laurence Keeley, who was standing ...

Felicity A Morse

'Inaccurate Upsetting Drivel' | Felicity A Morse | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Politics

An email from the office of Ukip leader Nigel Farage linking increased gun ownership to a decrease in firearms-related crime has been slammed by MPs a...

Ukip Accuses Tories Of Running A 'Morally Reprehensible' Smear Campaign

PA | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Politics

Ukip has accused the Tories of running a "morally reprehensible" smear campaign by trawling through would-be councillors' Twitter and Facebook posts. ...

Things Are Bad For the BNP, And I Expect It'll Get Even Worse

Nick Lowles | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Lowles

If things are bad now, then I expected it to get even worse for the BNP over the next couple of years. Ukip are likely to make significant gains in these elections, certainly in votes if not seats, and solidify themselves as the main beneficiaries for the anti-immigrant and anti-establishment vote.

Head Of EDL Says He Will Vote Ukip

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK Politics

The leader of far-right group, the English Defence League (EDL), has urged supporters to vote for the UK Independence Party in the next election, argu...

What Do the UK Independence Party and the Tea Party Have in Common? They Are the Key to the Right's Election Fortunes

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

The conservative way to win is to empower people to rise above the labels campaign consultants use. And movements like the UK Independence Party and Tea Party show us the way. Their card carrying numbers may not be huge, but they have altered the balance of power on both sides of the Atlantic. Their approach is simple: care about the pressing issues mainstream politicians and the national media ignore.

Ukip MEP Defects To Tories

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK Politics

UK Independence Party MEP Marta Andreasen has revealed she is defecting to the Tories. Less than a week before the Eastleigh by-election, former pa...

PM's Speech Lays the Groundwork for the Real Debate

Tom Hunt | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Politics
Tom Hunt

The build up to the big speech and the speech itself mark part two of one of the biggest political debates in modern political history.

Ukip Youth Chairman Sacked After Backing Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

The chair of Ukip's youth division has been sacked after he revealed he was reprimanded by party bosses for supporting gay marriage. Olly Neville, ...

UKIP Support Reaches New High

PA | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK

Support for the UK Independence Party (Ukip) has reached a new high of 15%, according to a poll published on Saturday night. The anti-EU party's ra...

The Lesson of US 2012 for British Tories: Appeal to the Middle Class or Someone Else Will

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

Cameron shares Romney's liabilities as much as his strengths. Neither leader has made any convincing attempt to mitigate the message of austerity. In this global economy, any responsible politician knows government has got to spend less and/or bring in more.

Mehdi Hasan

'Morally Dodgy': Ukip Founder Blasts Party Over Immigration | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been under fire for dismissing the UK Independence Party (Ukip) as a party of "fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists", in a now-not...

Foster Parents Lose Kids For 'Racist Party' Membership

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK

A couple in Rotherham have had their three foster children taken from them by the local council - because of their membership of the UK Independence P...

Labour Increases Poll Lead Over Tories

PA | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK Politics

Labour has increased its lead over the Conservatives to eight points during the autumn party conference season, according to a poll published today. ...

UKIP? Just A Bunch Of 'Cranks'

PA | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Politics

Veteran Cabinet minister Kenneth Clarke has warned David Cameron that pandering to the Conservatives' right-wing core support on issues like Europe an...