Ukip councillor says sorry for telling care home children they were 'takers from the system'

Belfast Telegraph by Antonia Molloy | Thursday, 17 April 2014

A Ukip councillor who allegedly asked children who had grown up in council care homes how if felt “to be takers from the system”, has apologised after he was found to have breached the members’ code of conduct. Cllr Gordon Gillick said he was “deeply sorry” for bringing Cambridge County Council into disrepute, the Cambridge News reported. An investigation concluded that Cllr... Read more

UKIP left most out of pocket after Holyrood by-elections

The Herald by Tom Gordon | Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Nigel Farage's Ukip spent more per vote than any other mainstream party in Aberdeen Donside, Dunfermline and Cowdenbeath while losing its deposit each time because it polled under 5%. Last June, Ukip spent £16.77 per vote in Donside after the death of SNP MSP Brian Adam. Ukip then spent £10.42 per vote in the October by-election in Dunfermline caused by jailed wife-beating... Read more

Five charged after street protest linked to English Defence League

Get Reading by Gemma Davidson | Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The charges relate to incidents on the evening of Friday, February 28, when a group of around 15 to 20 people gathered in The Broadway, Thatcham Five people have been charged in connection with a street protest linked to the English Defence League (EDL). Edward Scovell, 43, of Donnington Gardens, in the university area of Reading, has been charged... Read more

Inside Thor Steinar: London outfitter to the extreme right

by Brian Whelan | Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Thor Steinar, the favoured brand of hardline right wingers in Germany, has opened a shop in north London called the Viking Thor Shop - but locals may be unaware of its right-wing roots. The shop has been operating from Ballards Lane in North Finchley since late last month, bringing clothing heavily associated with European far-right street movements to the UK. The owner... Read more

Ex-EDL member and mosque vandal Geoff Ryan says sorry after jail release

Essex Chronicle by Chris Dyer | Monday, 14 April 2014

Ex-EDL member and mosque vandal Geoff Ryan says sorry after jail release By Chris Dyer christopher.dyer@essexchronicle.co.uk Previous Next Comments (0) TATTOOED Geoff Ryan warmly embraces... Read more

UKIP Cllr Roger Henson Fights 'Illegal Scrap Yard' Charge In Court

Huffington Post by Asa Bennett | Friday, 11 April 2014

Ukip councillor Roger Henson has been fighting accusations in court that he has been running an illegal scrap yard from his family's local farm. Henson appeared before Peterborough Magistrates Court last Wednesday in response to a summons issued by Huntingdonshire District Council alleging that he had violated a planning notice that meant he should stop using his property on Fen Lane... Read more

Daily Telegraph’s co-owner is “discreet” supporter of UKIP leader Nigel Farage, claims Private Eye

Malborough News by Gerald Isaaman | Thursday, 10 April 2014

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been given the “discreet” support of Sir Frederick Barclay, one of the two Barclay brothers who own the Daily Telegraph as well as London’s Ritz Hotel, according to the political magazine Private Eye. It claims that Sir Frederick has paid for a back operation for UKIP leader Nigel Farage, a left-over injury from the helicopter crash... Read more

UKIP MEP William Dartmouth Says Family Owns Land Set For Wind Turbines

Huffington Post by Asa Bennett | Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Ukip MEP William Dartmouth has denied that he stands to benefit financially from the construction of wind turbines on land in Yorkshire, claiming that the site is actually owned by his family. The Ukip MEP was accused of "total hypocrisy" amid claims that he could make £60,000-a-year from three 300ft wind turbines being built on land he was linked to on... Read more

North Tyneside Council reprimands UKIP teenager over political views

The Journal by Kate Proctor | Monday, 7 April 2014

A teenage UKIP campaigner has been reprimanded for sharing his political views while standing as a youth councillor. Joshua Gilroy, 16, has been told by North Tyneside Council officials that he cannot promote the right-wing political party while sitting on their young persons’ forum. Yet the farming student claims his political views are a private matter and have never impaired his ability... Read more

UKIP faces ban from elite gentlemen's club after members are caught up in 'drunken fracas'

Mail On Sunday by . | Monday, 7 April 2014

Members of a historic gentlemen’s club are demanding it bans UKIP members after a ‘drunken’ fracas on its premises between Nigel Farage’s supporters after his TV debate with Nick Clegg. The incident reportedly occurred at the Reform Club in London’s Pall Mall – whose members include Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall – after the first TV debate with the... Read more

Peter Cranie: Ukip have just stolen the BNP's clothes

Manchester Evening News by . | Monday, 7 April 2014

The far right is on the rise across Europe - but what working people really want is decent representation, says the north west's lead Green MEP candidate The general consensus is that UKIP came off best in last week's Nick vs Nigel television debate on the future of the EU. Sadly the Greens didn't get a look in, despite asking to be... Read more

Ukip councillor to face legal training after speaking out

Portsmouth News by Ben Fishwick | Monday, 7 April 2014

A UKIP councillor has been told to get training after ‘misunderstanding’ council rules on speaking at meetings. Ukip’s Cllr Christopher Wood faced scrutiny after he spoke at a meeting at Hampshire County Council about resurfacing the runway at Daedalus airfield. He lives near the site and declared a financial interest before speaking. But he was wrong to do so as he lives... Read more

High Peak UKIP Publicity Officer ordered to remove all Facebook references to UKIP over controversial posts

Glossop Gazette by . | Thursday, 3 April 2014

Following a series of controversial posts on Facebook, High Peak UKIP's Publicity Officer/Social Media Officer Ivan Bell, has been ordered to remove all references to UKIP from his Facebook pages by UKIP's East Midland regional organiser. Posting as "Ivan Bell UKIP" Mr Bell had posted articles from sites showing unambiguous support for the English Defence League, and had publicly endorsed... Read more