UK Local Elections

The Fruitcakes Have Taken Over The Council

Nick Abbot | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

The route to electoral success Ukip used was to paint the picture of imaginary or exaggerated problems and depict themselves as the only party to fix them. The EU drains the country of £53m a day, said their manifesto. Throwing around huge figures without any context is a guaranteed way to rally the irate. The fact is that it is not £53m a day.

Send in the Clowns - Why Nigel Farage Is Having the Last Laugh

Emily Stacey | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Politics
Emily Stacey

For the time being, there is no doubt that Nigel Farage is optimistic about Ukip's chances of becoming a leading party in Westminster.

The Tory/UKIP Clash Is Nothing for the Left of Centre to Be Happy About

Bonnie Greer | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Politics
Bonnie Greer

Labour actually didn't do all that well. Plus the electorate just aren't that convinced by Miliband/Balls. And I'm being polite here. The bottom line that Ukip voters have delivered today to the Big Three is: the people are tired.