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  • How Politicians Reacted To Greece Bailout Deal
    How Politicians Reacted To Greece Bailout Deal Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    David Cameron and George Osborne have cautiously welcomed Greece's bailout deal - but not everyone shares their optimism. UKIP and the Green Party have criticised the deal , while economists and statesmen have also weighed in with concerns. Prime Minister David Cameron said the agreement offered the chance of stability, but warned there was still "a long way to go". More »

  • Ex UKIP MEP Ashley Mote Jailed For Five Years
    Ex UKIP MEP Ashley Mote Jailed For Five Years Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    A former UKIP MEP has been jailed for five years after claiming almost £500,000 in fraudulent expenses. Ashley Mote submitted bogus claims for his parliamentary allowance, and used the money to fund his court battles in the UK after he was prosecuted for a previous benefits fraud. Mr Justice Stuart Smith said the 79-year-old had "lied, protested, lied and lied again" during his trial at Southwark Crown Court. More »

  • Five years for ex-Ukip fraudster
    Five years for ex-Ukip fraudster Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    A former Ukip MEP who cheated almost £500,000 in European Parliament expenses has been jailed for five years. More »

  • Ukip is the canary in the coal mine for Labour's working class problem
    Ukip is the canary in the coal mine for Labour's working class problem Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Aside from the SNP surge in Scotland, the biggest shock for Labour at the recent General Election was the extent to which traditional Labour voters opted for Ukip. This lazy characterisation helps to explain why, under the doomed leadership of Ed Miliband, Labour went into May's election with a good deal of complacency about Ukip. It was an attitude largely drawn from polling in 2014, which showed that Ukip was taking four or five Tory voters for every one Labour voter. More »

  • Tsipras becomes unlikely hero for Europe's eurosceptics Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - European anti-establishment parties of all political colours are rallying behind Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in his stand-off with creditors, which threatens to force Athens out of the euro zone and undermine the single currency. Parties with virtually nothing in common except a rejection of EU-imposed austerity are hoping public sympathy for Greece and its radical leftist leader will translate into a backlash against traditional parties and a boost in their own support. Tsipras's battle has united parties as diverse as Spain's left-wing Podemos, the anti-immigrant Northern League and the grassroots 5-Star Movement in Italy, France's far-right National Front and the anti-EU United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP). More »

  • Should Ukip LGBT be banned from the Pride London parade?
    Should Ukip LGBT be banned from the Pride London parade? Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Is it appropriate for an organisation that opposes LGBT equality to participate in the Pride London parade? The Pride London committee recently announced the line up of groups participating in the annual parade. It included, for the first time, the LGBT group from the Ukip. More »

  • British business leaders plan campaign for EU exit
    British business leaders plan campaign for EU exit Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    A group of British business leaders and entrepreneurs are preparing to launch a campaign for Britain to leave the European Union at a planned membership referendum, a major donor to the UK Independence Party said. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to renegotiate Britain's relationship with the EU ahead of a vote by the end of 2017, and is this week due to set out his reform plans in more detail at a summit of EU leaders in Brussels. The group, which the Sunday Telegraph reported would be called "No Thanks - We're Going Global", is backed by UKIP donor Arron Banks and property investor Richard Tice. More »

  • Evans 'sacked' as Ukip spokeswoman
    Evans 'sacked' as Ukip spokeswoman Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Ukip's deputy chairman Suzanne Evans has effectively been sacked as a party spokeswoman after saying leader Nigel Farage was perceived as "very divisive". More »

  • Labour can’t win by aping Ukip
    Labour can’t win by aping Ukip Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    There was a particularly unpleasant example of this during yesterday’s Labour leadership hustings in Dublin. Speaking about the need to win back voters from Ukip, Andy Burnhamtold a story about a man who claimed he felt isolated at work, because none of his colleagues spoke English. The man told Burnham (and we’ll have to take his word for this) that he sits on his own during his lunch breaks because not a single one of his colleagues is able to speak the language. More »

  • UK anti-EU party leader calls for Eurosceptic rivals to come together Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    The leader of Britain's anti-EU party, UKIP, called on Saturday for Eurosceptic politicians from rival parties to put aside "personal animosities" and join the campaign against Britain's continued membership of the bloc. Prime Minister David Cameron is currently attempting to persuade European leaders to back EU reform before holding an in-out referendum on Britain's EU membership. Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), said the "Yes" campaign to stay in had already started, but many Eurosceptics, including senior figures in Cameron's Conservative Party, were waiting to see what reform was achieved before voicing their opposition. More »

  • Ukip banned from gay pride parade
    Ukip banned from gay pride parade Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    Ukip have been banned from joining a gay pride parade designed to unite people in support of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) community amid concerns for the safety of those taking part. More »

  • Ex-Ukip candidate admits fraud
    Ex-Ukip candidate admits fraud Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    A former Ukip parliamentary candidate has been ordered to complete community work after admitting an electoral fraud involving his own grandmother's forged signature. More »

  • Ukip MP slams Farage on immigrants
    Ukip MP slams Farage on immigrants Sun, May 31, 2015

    Ukip MP Douglas Carswell has risked the wrath of his party leader by branding the comments made by Nigel Farage about immigrants coming to Britain for free treatment for HIV as "plain wrong". More »

  • Analysis - The European centre-left's quandary
    Analysis - The European centre-left's quandary Sun, May 24, 2015

    By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - A crushing election defeat for Britain's Labour party has laid bare the dilemma facing Europe's centre-left. Now they do -- to Syriza, the National Front, UKIP and Podemos to name but a few. More »

  • Ukip '100% united' on EU referendum
    Ukip '100% united' on EU referendum Wed, May 20, 2015

    Ukip will be going into Britain's EU referendum campaign "100% united", Nigel Farage has insisted following an unsettled post-election period for the party. More »

  • UKIP Bosses Step Down Following Farage Row
    UKIP Bosses Step Down Following Farage Row Tue, May 19, 2015

    UKIP MEP Patrick O'Flynn has apologised to party leader Nigel Farage for calling him "snarling, thin-skinned and aggressive". The former journalist told colleagues he felt "sincere regret" for giving the hostile newspaper interview after Mr Farage remained in his role despite promising to quit if he failed to win a seat in the House of Commons. Acrimony had broken out in the party ranks following the party executive's decision to reject Mr Farage's resignation. More »

  • Ukip MEP stands down in Farage row
    Ukip MEP stands down in Farage row Tue, May 19, 2015

    Ukip MEP Patrick O'Flynn has stepped down as the party's economic spokesman and apologised to leader Nigel Farage for publicly calling him "snarling, thin-skinned and aggressive". More »

  • Channel 4's Nigel Farage docudrama did not breach broadcasting code
    Channel 4's Nigel Farage docudrama did not breach broadcasting code Mon, May 18, 2015

    The broadcaster was ruled to have done nothing wrong over the Ukip drama. More »

  • Ukip docudrama 'didn't breach code'
    Ukip docudrama 'didn't breach code' Mon, May 18, 2015

    A Channel 4 docudrama which imagined a future in which Ukip won the general election has been cleared by the broadcasting watchdog. More »

  • Ukip 'must focus on centre ground'
    Ukip 'must focus on centre ground' Sun, May 17, 2015

    The "compassionate, centre-ground" position outlined in Ukip's general election manifesto is where the party needs to go, its deputy chairman has said. More »

  • Leader of UKIP party needs to take a break - party's MP
    Leader of UKIP party needs to take a break - party's MP Sat, May 16, 2015

    The leader of Britain's UKIP party, Nigel Farage, should take a break, said the party's only Member of Parliament elected last week, fuelling the party's power struggle that started when Farage overturned his decision to resign. The United Kingdom Independence Party, known as UKIP, came third with 12.6 percent of the vote at the May 7 election. Under Britain's first-past-the-post system in which candidates must win individual seats UKIP won just one through Douglas Carswell in the southeastern coastal town of Clacton. After failing to gain a seat in his southeastern English constituency, Farage fulfilled his pledge to resign as party leader. More »

  • Carswell urges Farage 'take break'
    Carswell urges Farage 'take break' Sat, May 16, 2015

    Ukip's only MP has urged party leader Nigel Farage to "take a break" amid a major row over his future. More »