Nigel Farage Ukip

Ukip's 'Wet Turd' Row Has Party Holding Its Nose

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Politics

Ukip's founder, Professor Alan Sked, has issued a withering verdict of Douglas Carswell's leadership potential, saying he has "the charisma of a wet t...

Asa Bennett

Ukip After Farage? Here's How The Party Would Try To Survive...

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Politics

Even Nigel Farage's fiercest critics admit he is a formidable presence in Ukip. The eurosceptic leader has repeatedly mused about how long he may l...

It's 100 Days to the General Election: And it Looks Like We're ALL DOOMED!

Simon Ward | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Simon Ward

In fairness, it can't be easy trying to get people excited about politics in the UK, especially when you've got the likes of David Cameron and Nigel Farage ignoring you like you've just crawled out of Downton Abbey's servant's quarters to feed them dinner.

Ukip Admits 'F**k Up' To Vet Defecting MEP Over Links To Kidnapper

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Politics

Ukip has admitted to not doing enough to vet Amjad Bashir, the Ukip MEP who over the weekend joined the Tories, amid accusations that he failed to tel...

'Ukip Should Represent Bigots', Says Party PR Man

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Politics

The man recruited by Ukip to stop "bad stuff" about the party appearing in the media... has comically fluffed his lines by stating that Nigel Farage's...

Asa Bennett

The Rising Ukip Star Putting Himself Forward As Farage's Successor

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Politics

Senior Ukip MEP Steven Woolfe has suggested that he could stand to succeed Nigel Farage as leader of the party, describing it as "one of the most exci...

Damaging Ukip Leaks Reveal What Farage Really Thinks...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage was at the centre of a leak crisis today after a string of embarrassing admissions from Ukip's ruling executive revealed he was worried t...

Ukip Have Just Disowned Nigel Farage For Controversial NHS Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Politics

Ukip has taken the surprise step of disowning its own party leader Nigel Farage's call for a debate on funding the NHS through a US-style private insu...

Just When It Couldn't Get Any Worse For Ukip's Policy Manifesto...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Politics

Ukip's policy chief has been forced to resign after reportedly failing to finish the party's election manifesto on time. Tim Aker, feted as a risi...

Want To Egg Nigel Farager? Ukip Will Give You 100 Points

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Politics

Ukip officials have hatched a plan to put any yolkers off chucking eggs at their offices in Cardiff South and Penarth, by scrambling to put up a crack...

Asa Bennett

Tories Hope To Decapitate Ukip Snake As Farage's Battle For South Thanet Hots Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Politics

The Conservatives believe they can decapitate the Ukip "snake" by stopping Nigel Farage in his bid for Parliament next May as prospective MP for South...

Tristram Hunt Says It's Time For Miliband To Confront The Farage 'Threat'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has been urged by one of his shadow ministers to confront Nigel Farage, and avoid pandering to Ukip. In an interview with the Independe...

Chuka Umunna Tears Into 'Dead-End' Ukip

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Politics

Chuka Umunna has accused Ukip of offering a "road to decline" and ultimately a "dead-end" in its stance towards the European Union. The shadow busi...

What Is the Attraction of Nigel Farage?

Richard Newman | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Newman

Despite heavy criticism of Ukip and of their leader, Nigel Farage seems to be gaining in both momentum and popularity. So what is it that makes him appealing? To many he may seem repellent in his beliefs and his manner, but others are drawn to him. If you put politics to one side and simply analyse his communication style you can begin to understand why.

Ex-Ukip Candidate Forced To Quit Over 'Poofter' Rant To Stand As Independent

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Politics

After being forced to quit as a Ukip general election candidate over offensive remarks about "poofters" and "chinkys", Kerry Smith is expected to anno...

7 Things Farage Does Not Want You To Know About Migrants And The NHS

The Huffington Post UK | Kumail Jaffer | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage told Sky News on Sunday that too many British people have been subjected to the traumatic experience of visiting a "GP that didn't speak ...

Ukip's 'Scrooge' Voters Really Do Not Like Charity

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip voters are by far the biggest cynics towards charity, research has found, leading some to dub the party's supporters the "Scrooges of the coming ...

Russell Brand Says Farage Wants Children 'To Be Afraid'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Politics

Russell Brand has accused Nigel Farage of telling the Question TIme audience that he backed the right for parents' to hit their children as "it's good...

Daily Express Chief Richard Desmond Set To Give £300k To Ukip

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Politics

Daily Express owner Richard Desmond has reportedly agreed to donate £300,000 to Ukip, in a massive boost for the party's finances just months before ...

Brand And Farage Leave Their Best Insults Until AFTER Question Time

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Politics

Russell Brand and Nigel Farage's clash on the Question Time panel may have seemed a bit muted, but they saved their best barbs for afterwards. The ...

5 Questions Russell Brand Could Ask Nigel Farage On Question Time

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Politics

Russell Brand and Nigel Farage are going to provide some political fireworks on the BBC's Question Time as two flamboyant - but politically contrary -...

5 Questions Nigel Farage Could Ask Russell Brand On Question Time

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Politics

Russell Brand and Nigel Farage are set for a colourful clash on Thursday night as the two flamboyant - but politically contrary - figures star on the ...

Asa Bennett

'Our Maps Are Like Dad's Army': Out And About With Ukip's By-Election Insurgents

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Politics

As Ukip prepare to send an unprecedented second MP to Westminster on Thursday, HuffPostUK's Asa Bennett embedded himself with the "People's Ar...

Why Does Political Apathy Exist? Because Politics Is Boring

Umar Hanif | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Politics
Umar Hanif

Let's face it - politics is not exciting anymore. In fact it's rather depressing. Look across the political spectrum and you'll find a mass of faceless politicians whose inspiration is derived from focus groups and lobbyists. They stand for winning elections and little else; perhaps why it's hard to discern what ideological substance each party consists of.

The Conservative Party Must Not Pander to Ukip Hysteria About Europe

Sajjad Karim MEP | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Politics
Sajjad Karim MEP

The Conservative party must not become a Ukip proxy. We cannot as a centre-right party be drawn into the hubris and hysteria of populism that demands total withdrawal from Europe while ignoring the obvious dangers of such action and spurning the opportunity for reform that lies ahead of us.