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No further action against neo-Nazis arrested outside Wavertree MP Luciana Berger's office

Liverpool Echo by Alisha Rouse | Saturday, 31 January 2015

Police are to take no further action against a group of neo-Nazis who were arrested near Wavertree MP Luciana Berger’s office. They had dubbed themselves the ‘Liverpool 10’ and proclaimed solidarity with convicted far-right extremist Garon Helm. Helm, 21 from Litherland, was jailed for four weeks in October after sending an anti-Semitic more...


UKIP candidate shares race hate article on Facebook branding mixed-race couples a 'plague'

The Mirror by Nick Dorman, Colin Cortbus | Friday, 30 January 2015

A would-be UKIP candidate has shared a rant branding mixed-race couples a “plague”. Mark Walker, 46, on a shortlist to stand in the general election, used his Facebookpage to circulate the racist article earlier this month. Originally published by far right group Western Spring, it said relationships between races “amount to genocide” more...


Turmoil for Ukip as members quit over criminal past of Portsmouth South chairman

Portsmouth News by Kimberley Barber | Thursday, 29 January 2015

UKIP has been thrown into turmoil with a series of members quitting over its county organiser’s criminal past. The trouble flared over the election of Portsmouth South chairman Paul Lovegrove on January 12. He has a criminal record with convictions for violent crimes – and he has served two prison sentences. Fareham’s more...


Neo-Nazi Richard Harris jailed for Blackwood racial attack

BBC by BBC | Thursday, 29 January 2015

A neo-Nazi has been jailed for five years for attacking an Asian man on the day of Fusilier Lee Rigby's funeral. Richard Harris, 38, who has Swastika tattoos, smashed a bottle over Zahoor Hussain's head at the Mornington Lodge in Blackwood in July 2013. Newport Crown Court heard he got angry after more...


Ukip defector ran up bill of £8,000 for axed event

The Times (Paywall) by Laura Pitel and Billy Kenber | Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Amjad Bashir lavished more than £8,000 on flights, hotels and hospitality for a conference that was cancelled at the last minute, according to documents seen by The Times. The MEP, whose defection from Ukip to the Conservatives on Saturday has sparked a row between the two parties, ran up the huge more...


Ex SAS soldier under fire as UKIP candidate

Ledbury Reporter by Bill Tanner | Wednesday, 28 January 2015

JUST a week into the job, ex SAS soldier Nigel Ely is under fire over his selection as UKIP’s would-be MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire. Former UKIP constituency candidate Kip Waistell has Mr Ely in his sights saying the soldier’s selection doesn’t command rank and file support. But UKIP is standing more...


'Going Jew bashing': Teenage gang planned anti-semitic attack in protest at Palestine conflict

The Mirror by Rob Kennedy | Wednesday, 28 January 2015

A gang of teenagers who hatched a twisted plot to attack a Jew in the street were motivated by the conflict in the Middle East, a court heard. Balawal Sultan, who hours before the incident sent a text message saying he was “going Jew bashing”, said the attack was a protest more...


Under-fire Newport Ukip candidate faces calls to stand down from other parties

South Wales Argus by . | Wednesday, 28 January 2015

UKIP’s candidate for Newport East is under pressure to stand down today after he allegedly engaged with the EDL and BNP. Donald Grewar is being investigated by the party after a fellow member of Newport’s Ukip branch posted comments he apparently made on social media to the far right parties. He replied more...


Former Ukip candidate faces retrial on electoral fraud charges

The Guardian by . | Wednesday, 28 January 2015

A former Ukip parliamentary candidate and election agent is to face a second trial over allegations of electoral fraud. Matthew Smith was cleared on Tuesday of seven counts relating to forged signatures on nomination forms submitted by the party in the 2013 Norfolk county council elections. Jurors at Norwich crown court said more...


Ukip expels four Southend councillors from the party

Southend Echo by . | Monday, 26 January 2015

Ukip has suspended its four Southend councillors... because they disowned the party's Parliamentary candidate. The anti-EU party has confirmed that James Moyies, Tino Callaghan, Lawrence Davies, and Lee Burling, have had their party membership suspended. An email to all four of them says they cannot leaflet, campaign, and canvass under the more...


Ukip MEP Admits Split In Party And Warns Against 'Out Of Control Egos'

The Huffington Post by Ned Simons | Monday, 26 January 2015

A senior Ukip MEP has attacked the "ultra-Tory libertarian" wing of his party, accusing it of being "politically completely away with the fairies". Patrick O'Flynn, Ukip's economics spokesman, is known to believe the party needs to focus on winning over Labour voters in the north of England if it is to more...


Nigel Farage 'makes it up as he goes along', says Ukip candidate

The Telegraph by Christopher Hope | Sunday, 25 January 2015

An election candidate for the UK Independence Party has admitted in private that his leader Nigel Farage “makes it up as he goes along”. Paul Bullen, who will fight for the Huntingdon seat in May’s general election, was a guest at a new year party thrown for East Anglia candidates in more...


UKIP General Secretary: If you love shemales, come to the UK

Pink News by . | Sunday, 25 January 2015

Recordings have emerged of UKIP General Secretary Matthew ­Richardson using a slur to refer to transgender women. Mr Richardson made a number of controversial comments while addressing right-wing groups in the US, which have emerged across the Sunday Times and Sunday Mirror. He appeared at one point to suggest the party was more...


Ukip general secretary calls for NHS to be privatised and compares it to Nazi Germany

The Mirror by Vincent Moss | Sunday, 25 January 2015

Nigel Farage’s right-hand man has branded the NHS “the biggest waste of money in the UK” and compared the health service to Nazi Germany. In a series of astonishing remarks, Ukip general secretary Matthew ­Richardson condemned the NHS and called for it to be privatised. His comments – made to an American more...


Former Ukip MEP Ashley Mote denies fraud

Portsmouth News by , | Saturday, 24 January 2015

A former Ukip MEP from Hampshire has pleaded not guilty to misconduct in a public office by fraudulently claiming more than £300,000 in parliamentary assistance allowance. Ashley Mote, 79, appeared before the Old Bailey where he denied one count of misconduct in public office, one of acquiring criminal property, three more...


Nail bomber David Copeland in solitary 'after brutal attack on fellow prisoner'

The Mirror by Matthew Drake | Saturday, 24 January 2015

Evil nail bomber David Copeland has been locked up in solitary confinement after he allegedly carried out a brutal attack on a fellow prisoner. The victim was savagely beaten last month in a fight at high-security HMP Belmarsh in south-east London. It is the second attack Copeland, 38, has been accused of more...


South Tyneside's UKIP members in disarray after a week of in-fighting

NE Chronicle by Kate Proctor | Saturday, 24 January 2015

UKIP’s gains in South Tyneside are under threat following a spat between members in a pub. The borough was considered a key root of support in the North East, after the party became the official opposition to the Labour-run council. However in-fighting over who should be branch secretary and mixed messages over more...


Ukip's official health spokesperson: 'Honestly, I have no experience in health whatsoever'

The Independent by Charlie Cooper | Saturday, 24 January 2015

It’s an unusually candid way to begin a political interview. “One thing that irritates me more than anything, and you see so much of it the higher up the political hierarchy you go, that’s it’s full of a load off… people who aren’t particularly honest, let’s put it that way,” says more...


Most Ukip voters would not accept a Jewish prime minister, poll reveals

The Jewish Chronicle by Marcus Dysch | Friday, 23 January 2015

Fewer than half of all Ukip supporters would be prepared to accept a Jewish politician becoming prime minister, polling has revealed. Only 48 per cent of people intending to vote for the party agreed that a Jewish leader would be as acceptable as any other in Downing Street. Across the political spectrum, more...


Ukip culture spokesperson urges crackdown on speaking foreign languages in schools

The Independent by Jon Stone | Thursday, 22 January 2015

British school pupils speak too many foreign languages and the number they speak should be reduced, Ukip’s culture spokesperson has said. Peter Whittle, a long-time critic of multiculturalism, said schoolchildren being able to speak different languages was damaging to “social cohesion”, and called for a reduction in pupils’ linguistic diversity. The comments more...


Ukip Parliamentary candidate kicked out of local Southend Council group

Southend Echo by Ian Burbidge | Thursday, 22 January 2015

Ukip's parliamentary hope in Southend has been disowned by his own group on the borough council. Floyd Waterworth, the anti-EU party’s candidate for Rochford and Southend East, has been booted out of the council’s Ukip group on Southend Council after a fraught fewmonths. Tensions have been high between Mr Waterworth and James more...


Nigel Farage admits Ukip is NOT a credible party and has not been honest with voters

The Mirror by Jack Blanchard | Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Two-faced Nigel Farage privately told pals UKIP is not a “credible” party, secret papers reveal today. In an explosive party document leaked to the Mirror he admits “promising the earth to everybody”. He told UKIP chums the party had a “problem” due to a raft of unaffordable pledges including tax cuts, and more...


Leaked documents show Ukip leaders approve NHS privatisation once it becomes more 'acceptable to the electorate'

The Telegraph by Adam Withnall | Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Secret documents leaked from a Ukip executive meeting appear to suggest that a government under Nigel Farage would consider plans to privatise the NHS and use current policies as a stepping stone to more “radical” change. Mr Farage has repeatedly denied that Ukip would seek to privatise Britain’s health service if more...


Ban the jobless from driving to ease congestion, Ukip candidate says

The Telegraph by Bill Gardner | Wednesday, 21 January 2015

A Ukip candidate has said millions of benefits claimants should be banned from driving to ease congestion on Britain’s roads. Lynton Yates, the party's hopeful in Charnwood, Leicestershire, urged the jobless to “catch a bus” rather than clog the roads with traffic. In a campaign leaflet handed to constituents, he argued all more...


Damaging Ukip Leaks Reveal Nigel Farage's Fears That Party Isn't Being Straight With Voters

Huffington Post by Asa Bennett | Wednesday, 21 January 2015

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 the party was "not passing the credibility test" and being straight with voters. In one set of minutes leaked to the Daily Mirror from a meeting more...


Wellingborough UKIP candidate apologises for piles and STDs Twitter slur

Northants Herald & Post by Nick Bieber | Wednesday, 21 January 2015

A Wellingborough UKIP candidate who is also a GP has apologised for accusing a Twtter user of contributing nothing to the NHS except piles and STDs. Dr Jonathan Munday unleashed a volley of abuse on Twitter after he was accused of not caring about the NHS. He was questioned by tweeter 'Mistress more...


Ukip abuse complaint - 'It wasn't us' says party HQ

Isle Of Thanet Gazette by Kate JB | Tuesday, 20 January 2015

A COMPLAINT that Ukip supporters abused people in Broadsttairs High Street, chanting ‘Communist scum’ has been denied by the party’s HQ. A report was made to police that up to seven supporters handing out leaflets were shouting insults at passers-by who refused to take them. The incident is said to have more...


Scots UKIP MEP David Coburn: Alex Salmond would now be hanging from lamppost if Scotland had voted Yes

Daily Record by David Clegg, Aidan Kerr | Tuesday, 20 January 2015

SCOTLAND'S only UKIP politician has sparked fury by claiming Alex Salmond would be “hanging from a lamppost” if there had been a vote for independence. MEP David Coburn said the falling oil price would have crashed a go-it-alone Scotland’s economy and predicted the public would have taken violent reprisals against Salmond more...


Ukip Disowns Nigel Farage's Call For Debate On US-Style Privately Run NHS

Huffington Post by Asa Bennett | Tuesday, 20 January 2015

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 insurance system. The Ukip leader told the BBC that all parties will “have to return” to the debate, despite admitting to failing "outright" to persuade more...


Scots UKIP MEP David Coburn: Alex Salmond would now be hanging from lamppost if Scotland had voted Yes

Daily Record by David Clegg, Aidan Kerr | Tuesday, 20 January 2015

SCOTLAND'S only UKIP politician has sparked fury by claiming Alex Salmond would be “hanging from a lamppost” if there had been a vote for independence. MEP David Coburn said the falling oil price would have crashed a go-it-alone Scotland’s economy and predicted the public would have taken violent reprisals against Salmond more...


Douglas Carswell Admits UKIP Deserved Criticism Over Oddball Candidates

BuzzFeeds by Emily Ashton | Tuesday, 20 January 2015

In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Carswell – who defected to UKIP from the Tories last summer – also revealed how Conservative MPs are getting a “bit huffy” with him in parliament. And he warned UKIP supporters not to alienate British Muslims amid fears over Islamic extremism. “You can be a more...


Ukip sack policy chief for failing to deliver party manifesto

The Week by . | Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Ukip have sacked their policy chief, Tim Aker, because he has failed to deliver the party’s election manifesto, due at the start of January. According the The Times, “Suspicions among senior party figures emerged in recent weeks that Mr Aker was running behind schedule on completing a final draft. “A senior Ukip more...


Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance

The Independent by Andrew Grice | Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Nigel Farage has suggested that the NHS might have to be replaced by a system of private health insurance within 10 years. The Ukip leader was forced to back down and declare his party’s support for a state-funded health service last November after a film emerged of him backing a switch more...


Ukip puts up Nigel Farage target posters for voters to throw eggs at

Wales Online by Will Humphries | Monday, 19 January 2015

Officials at a Ukip campaign headquarters have left Nigel Farage with egg on his face – as his own party is using his image on posters for angry opponents to throw their missiles at. A wave of egg attacks on Ukip shop fronts has forced party officials to get creative in more...


Nigel Farage accused of making up numbers in rally picture

Evening Standard by Alexandra Rucki | Monday, 19 January 2015

Nigel Farage has come under fire after allegedly suggesting 500 people came to support him during a rally in South Thanet. The Ukip leader posted photographs on his Twitter account of the rally showing around 100 people coming to help his campaign for the Kent seat. He wrote: “What a welcome from more...


Police quiz Farage 'lover' over claim she faked sex attack by Tory who says case wrecked his marriage

Daily Mail by Glen Owen | Monday, 19 January 2015

Nigel Farage faced embarrassment last night as it emerged that Scotland Yard formally questioned his alleged ‘ex-mistress’ over claims that she fabricated a sexual assault case against a Tory MP.  more...


UKIP councillor urges people to dish the dirt on Labour rivals

Telegraph & Argus by Mark Stanford | Monday, 19 January 2015

A WAR of words has broken out between political parties after a UKIP councillor issued a plea for "bad press" on any Bradford Labour councillor. Cllr Brian Morris (UKIP, Keighley West) tweeted his call for information on his rivals, after criticising a Labour leaflet sent to homes in the ward . He more...


London mosques sent death threats and Prophet Mohamed drawings after Charlie Hebdo attack

The Independent by Lizzie Dearden | Saturday, 17 January 2015

Mosques in London have been sent death threats, hate mail and drawings of the Prophet Mohamed in the wake of the Paris attacks. Tell Mama, which records Islamophobic hate crime in Britain, said it had received reports of incidents at the East London Mosque, in Tower Hamlets, and Finsbury Park Mosque. Among more...


Ex-UKIP man and marine Ian Couch in pig's head insult to Cambridge mosque

Cambridge News by . | Tuesday, 13 January 2015

A former counter terrorism operative and UKIP candidate sent a "grossly offensive" message to a Cambridge mosque and posted anti-Islamic material on his Facebook page.  more...


What did Romford Ukip candidate Gerard Batten have to say about the Paris attacks?

Romford Recorder by Sam Gelder | Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Romford’s Ukip candidate Gerard Batten has reiterated his belief that Muslims should sign a code of conduct to prove they are not terrorists when entering Britain. In the wake of the Paris attacks last week, Mr Batten was quick to publish comments on his website, saying the problem was an “ideological more...


EDL storms into book club thinking Russell Brand would turn up (he didn't)

The Telegraph by . | Tuesday, 13 January 2015

English Defence League members gatecrashed a book club because they thought Russell Brand was turning up.  more...


Labour trio sue Ukip MEP over Rotherham child sex claims

The Guardian by Frances Perraudin | Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Rotherham’s three Labour MPs are taking legal action against the UK Independence party MEP Jane Collins for saying that they knew about widespread child sex abuse in the city.  more...


Disagree with Ukip? Get ready for some angry mail

The Telegraph by Laurence Dodds | Tuesday, 13 January 2015

This is the letter written to one voter and his neighbours by the secretary of Ukip’s Dartford branch. Brian Kemp, 58, a history teacher, said he received the letter after a confrontation with a leafletter in which he accused Ukip of being a racist party - and neighbours confirmed they had more...


Nigel Farage: a two-bit demagogue and believer in lazy ‘Root Causes’

The Spectator by Alex Massie | Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Nigel Farage has performed a useful public service this week. Yes, really, he has. The UKIP leader, you see, is a believer in Root Causes. He is, in fact, a Root Causer and, like every member of that miserable tribe, liable to see every event as confirming the righteousness of more...


UKIP's Nigel Farage urges 'Judeo-Christian' defence after Paris attacks

BBC by BBC | Monday, 12 January 2015

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has called for the defence of "Judeo-Christian culture" in response to Islamist terrorism. He was speaking in a European Parliament debate on last week's terror attacks in Paris by Islamist gunmen. Many MEPs displayed signs saying "Je suis Charlie" (I am Charlie), in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo magazine, more...


Selection storm hits Ukip as members cry foul

Dover Express by Jamie Rose | Friday, 9 January 2015

THE local Ukip branch has come under attack from within once again – with members claiming its district council candidate selection process is "undemocratic". Dover and Deal branch members, who number more than 170 and pay annual subscription fees of £30 each, have been told they will not be allowed to more...


EDL rioters who terrorised Birmingham city centre jailed for more than 75 years

Birmingham Mail by Ben Hurst | Friday, 9 January 2015

English Defence League supporters who brought terror to the streets of Birmingham have been jailed for more than 75 years after violence flared at a protest. Fifty men have appeared before Birmingham Crown Court over the past five weeks to be sentenced for violent disorder after ugly scenes were witnessed by more...


Ukip Candidate John Bickley Sparks Fury With Charlie Hebdo Tweet

The Huffington Post by Kumail Jaffer | Friday, 9 January 2015

One of Ukip's most prominent candidates has caused a social media stir by suggesting that the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack means that it is "time for Ukip" to come to the fore. John Bickley, who is standing in Heywood and Middleton, quoted George Orwell to show his and his party's stance more...


Sex, power, and the truth about the scandal that rocked Ukip

The Independent by Paul Gallagher | Friday, 9 January 2015

Roger Bird received an early Christmas present on 23 December when he was cleared by an external investigation into allegations that the Ukip general secretary had sexually harassed Natasha Bolter, a Labour-defector turned poster girl and parliamentary candidate for Nigel Farage’s party. Mr Bird, 41, had been suspended from his post more...


Charlie Hebdo attacks: Party leaders unite to decry ‘point-scoring’ by Farage

The Independent by Andrew Grice | Thursday, 8 January 2015

Nigel Farage was accused of trying to score political points after blaming the terrorist attack in Paris on “multiculturalism”. In a rare show of unity, the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat leaders condemned Mr Farage for saying the atrocity was the result of “having a fifth column” in Western countries, opposed more...


Ukip Councillor Rozanne Duncan 'Has A Problem With Negroes' Faces'

The Huffington Post by Chris York | Thursday, 8 January 2015

It's been one of the most intriguing political mysteries of recent weeks - what did a Ukip councillor say that was a so out of order that she was fired by her party. It transpires Rozanne Duncan, 68, has a problem with "negroes" because there's "something about their faces", reports The more...


Walsall UKIP boss stands down over 'abhorrent' ethnic cleansing comment

Express & Star by . | Thursday, 8 January 2015

The chairman of the Walsall branch of UKIP has stood down after claiming Britain is going through a form of ‘ethnic cleansing’ because of immigration. Phil Bottomley made the controversial comments on his personal blog, leading to calls for his dismissal from the party. Mr Bottomley wrote that ‘Labour’s deliberate plan of more...


Branch chairman of UKIP Walsall quits after ethnocide comments are met with uproar

Walsall Advertiser by . | Wednesday, 7 January 2015

THE chairman of Walsall’s UKIP branch has quit after comments he posted on an online blog, which described immigration policies as “ethnocide”, were met with uproar. In a December 9 blog post titled “Ethnocide Revisited”, Phil Bottomley posted a poem – which he had written in 2008 – to “express his more...


Ukip councillor on trial over fraud

Belfast Telegraph | Monday, 5 January 2015

A Ukip councillor and former parliamentary contender will stand trial today accused of offences linked to alleged electoral fraud. Matthew Smith, 26, the Norfolk County Council member for Gorleston St Andrews who had been selected to stand for parliament for Great Yarmouth in the next general election, is one of three more...


Nigel Farage's UKIP General Election campaign to be funded by City fatcats

The Mirror by Ben Glaze | Friday, 2 January 2015

UKIP leader Nigel Farage will rely on City fatcats to bankroll his party election. In a report to the party’s national executive, he says “the key money for us will be the hedge fund industry”. And the Mirror can reveal UKIP has received £32,000 from a hedge fund boss ­profiting from zero more...


Nigel Farage says Katie Hopkins Twitter probe is a 'terrible waste of police time'

The Independent | Thursday, 1 January 2015

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has said it is a "terrible waste of police time" to investigate Katie Hopkins over allegedly offensive tweets she sent about a Glaswegian nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone. Farage made the comments after police in Scotland confirmed they are making inquiries following complaints about the more...


Nigel Farage: Links to a 'racist age' could 'bury' Ukip

The Telegraph by Peter Dominiczak | Thursday, 1 January 2015

Nigel Farage has admitted that his party will be "buried" if people are able to link the UK Independence Party to a "racist age". The Ukip leader made the unguarded comments at a meeting of senior party figures following allegedly racist comments made by a councillor on the internet. The Telegraph has more...