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Winchester UKIP candidate criticised for call to scrap NHS

Southern Daily Echo by Rachel Masker | Saturday, 28 February 2015

UKIP Hampshire County Council hopeful Bradley Monk is in favour of abolishing the NHS, it has emerged as campaigning climaxes with voting today. The candidate for Winchester Eastgate posted on Twitter: “The welfare state is massively bloated. I’d scrap the NHS personally, but that is political suicide.” His comment comes after Tory more...


Ukip seen as 'racist' by 44% in poll done before Meet The Ukippers documentary was aired

IBT by Dominic Gover | Friday, 27 February 2015

More voters think Ukip is a racist party, a new opinion poll has revealed. According to a ComRes/ITV poll, 44% believe the anti-EU party has a racist agenda. Meanwhile, the number of people who think Ukip is not a racist party sits at 36%. The results of the poll of 2,059 more...


Migrants add to pressure on sewerage system, says UKIP

The Telegraph by Christopher Hope | Friday, 27 February 2015

Migrants coming to the UK are putting pressure on its sewerage system, the party’s immigration spokesman has said. Ukip immigration spokesman Steven Woolfe stressed the party was not anti-immigration or anti-immigrant. But he argued that the number of incomers had put strain on infrastructure such as schools, hospitals and the sewerage system. He more...


Leaflets Handed Out At UKIP Conference Say Teaching LGBT Rights In Schools Is “Sexual Grooming”

BuzzFeed by Jamie Ross | Friday, 27 February 2015

The Christian Soldiers In UKIP leaflet claims the program forces children to sing songs about “same sex attraction”, and that CHIPS is a thinly-veiled recruitment drive by LGBT people because “such people cannot produce their own kind”. more...


UKIP regional chairman: There are paedophiles in every political party

Western Gazette by WG Sweet | Friday, 27 February 2015

A UKIP regional chairman has claimed “there are paedophiles in every party” when defending comments made on the branch’s official Facebook group. A post on the UKIP Frome and Somerton page – including a comment that has since been removed – advised Facebook users to “keep reminding folk the LibLabCon are more...


This Ukip official thinks the Taliban are running a whiplash insurance scam in Leicester

The Independent by Jon Stone | Friday, 27 February 2015

The Islamist sect that ran the Afghan government for five years has now turned its attention to running a whiplash insurance scam in Leicester, a Ukip official has claimed. Richard Crouch, the branch secretary of a Leicestershire Ukip constituency association, said the former Afghan ruling party was car staging accidents and more...


Ukip candidate appears to campaign in wrong constituency in Bury

Manchester Evening News by Todd Fitzgerald | Thursday, 26 February 2015

A Ukip candidate has been mocked after appearing to campaign in the wrong constituency. Bury South hopeful Séamus Martin’s picture hangs on a party banner above a Ukip office in the town centre, along with the words ‘Telling the truth for Bury South’. But Labour councillors gleefully pointed out the party office more...


Shepway mayor quits Ukip

Folkestone Herald by Antony Thrower | Thursday, 26 February 2015

THE mayor of Lydd has announced he has quit the Ukip party and will not be standing in this year’s district elections. Councillor Tom Dawes says he intends to stand for Lydd Town Council as an independent in May. He said: “I, Cllr Thomas Dawes, mayor of Lydd, would like to confirm more...


Outrage as post quoting Hitler and claiming Muslims are poor and uneducated is shared on Crawley UKIP politician's Facebook page

Crawley News by . | Thursday, 26 February 2015

A PROMINENT member of Crawley’s Ukip branch has come under fire after a post that quoted Adolf Hitler and claimed Muslims were “poor and uneducated” was shared on his Facebook page. The post, which has since been deleted, appeared on the Facebook page of Simon Darroch, the branch’s campaign manager. It read: more...


Nigel Farage: UK mosques have been infiltrated by hate preachers

The Guardian by Rowena Mason | Thursday, 26 February 2015

Nigel Farage has claimed the mosques of Britain have been infiltrated by criminal hate preachers and warned that religious minorities needed to understand the law of the land. The Ukip leader was speaking to a US audience about Islamic extremism before his appearance at a hard-right Conservative conference in Washington on more...


UKIP’s LGBT Chair quits: ‘I couldn’t defend the party any more’

Pink News by Nick Duffy | Thursday, 26 February 2015

The Chair of UKIP’s official LGBT group has quit his role and resigned his party membership. Tom Booker, who has led the group for three years, announced that he would step away from the party after a string of anti-gay comments from UKIP politicians. He tweeted: “Last night I stepped down as more...


Leicester Labour council candidate Teresa Aldred 'in BNP celebration video'

Leicester Mercury by Dan J Martin | Wednesday, 25 February 2015

A Labour council candidate who allegedly posted a comment on Facebook in support of the British National Party appears to be in video footage of one of the organisation’s celebrations. Teresa Aldred, who is seeking election to Leicester City Council on a Labour ticket, appears to feature in a 10 minute more...


Ukip rating drops to record low as voters want more than EU policies says Lord Ashcroft poll

IBT by Ian Silvera | Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Ukip has seen its popularity drop to its lowest ever level in one national poll as the general election looms. Lord Ashcroft's latest survey, which questioned 1,000 respondents over the phone between 20 and 22 February, found that Nigel Farage's party dropped five points to 11%. The research also revealed Labour has more...


Wolverhampton's Beverley Knight target of racist tweet following UKIP comment

Express & Star by . | Tuesday, 24 February 2015

The singer-turned-theatre-star took to Twitter to comment on BBC2’s fly-on-the-wall documentary Meet the Ukippers. The show, which aired on Sunday night, featured disgraced former UKIP councillor Rozanne Duncan making a series of absurd racist remarks. After the programme 41-year-old Knight tweeted: “Oh Rozanne – You really are deluded aren’t you? As well more...


Far-right group orchestrated email campaign over Ukip drama

The Guardian by Kevin Rawlinson | Monday, 23 February 2015

A significant proportion of the 6,500 complaints made about a controversial film imagining the early days of a Ukip government were the result of an orchestrated campaign by a far-right group known for its paramilitary style actions, the Guardian has learned. Britain First, which leads “Christian patrols” through areas with high more...


Politician expelled from Ukip for 'negro' comments hits back at her critics by saying she once visited the Caribbean and found it 'okay

The Independent by Jon Stone | Monday, 23 February 2015

A local politician expelled from Ukip for saying she didn’t like people with “negroid” features has hit back at her critics by revealing that she once went on holiday to the Caribbean. Rozanne Duncan was expelled from Ukip after telling a camera crew shooting a documentary that she had "a problem" more...


Ukip MP Douglas Carswell accepted £20,000 after an anti-fraud probe

The Mirror by Ben Glaze | Sunday, 22 February 2015

Ukip MP Douglas Carswell has accepted £20,000 from a former MEP who repaid ­European Parliament cash after an anti-fraud probe. Carswell received the money in October from Derek Clark, who paid back £31,000 after an ­investigation into payments to UKIP staff. The Tory defector has previously vowed to “clean up” Westminster politics. A more...


Half of Ukip voters say they are prejudiced against people of other races

The Independent by Jon Stone | Sunday, 22 February 2015

Around half of Ukip voters say they are prejudiced against people of other races, new opinion research has found. When Ukip voters were asked by the pollster YouGov whether they would describe themselves as prejudiced “against people of other races”, only 49% said they were not prejudiced. 42% of the party’s supporters more...


UKIP suspends committee members after party row

News North Wales by Ben Goddard | Sunday, 22 February 2015

A POLITICAL party has been accused of “ripping apart” its local branch after suspending the committee. The UK Independence Party – UKIP – has this week come under fire after it took the hustings for its general election candidate away from Brecon and Radnorshire members and suspended them claiming they had more...


'I'm no racist' claims ex-Ukip councillor expelled for saying she dislikes 'negroid features'

The Independent by Jamie Campbell | Sunday, 22 February 2015

A councillor expelled by Ukip after saying that she had a problem with “negroes” has insisted that she is not racist and did not regret making the comment. Rozanne Duncan, who had been a prominent member of Ukip in the Thanet South seat where Nigel Farage is running for Parliament, was more...


Ukip candidate denies being on 'EU gravy train'

Clacton Gazette by David Trayner | Friday, 20 February 2015

A UKIP parliamentary candidate has denied being on the EU gravy train despite accepting European cash for a constituency office and a visit to Brussels. Jamie Huntman, the anti-EU party’s parliamentary candidate for Castle Point, has admitted using £20,000 of EU cash to run an office for the party’s European MPs more...


UKIP MEP who said homophobia doesn’t exist complains about ‘UKIP-phobia’

Pink News by Nick Duffy | Friday, 20 February 2015

UKIP politician Roger Helmer – who claimed that homophobia does not actually exist – is now complaining about ‘UKIP-phobia’. Mr Helmer, a Member of the European Parliament for the East Midlands, tweeted an article yesterday criticising Channel 4 for airing a drama exploring the potential impact of a UKIP government. While linking more...


Newport UKIP slammed for branding EU flag with swastika on Facebook

South Wales Argus by Jen Mills | Friday, 20 February 2015

UKIP’s Newport branch has been criticised after posting a graphic to its Facebook page including a swastika imposed on the EU flag and appearing to link the other mainstream parties with the symbol. The group describes itself as: “The official UKIP Newport Branch page giving you all the updates on our more...


Ireland rejoining the commonwealth would make me “very, very happy”, says Nigel Farage

Newstalk by Shona Murray | Friday, 20 February 2015

“If you put to the Irish people, the issue of Ireland rejoining the commonwealth you might be surprised at how many people in Ireland think it’s a rather good idea, says the UKIP leader who’s contesting the UK general election this May. I joined on the hustings with Farage in more...


UKIP lifts suspension of Charnwood parliamentary candidate Lynton Yates after "ban drivers on benefits" leaflet

Leicester Mercury by Dan J Martin | Thursday, 19 February 2015

UKIP has lifted the suspension of Charnwood parliamentary candidate Lynton Yates for saying benefits claimants should be banned from driving. The party suspended the Leicestershire county councillor in January after he published a campaign leaflet which asked why benefits claimants “have the privilege of spending the tax payers (sic) hard earned money more...


Anti-Jewish march splits loyalists

Sunday World by Steven Moore | Thursday, 19 February 2015

Loyalists in London have split after the UDA sanctioned members for organising an anti-Jewish march next month. The UDA inner-council in Belfast has ordered its London members – most of who are also members of various far-right groups – to stay away from the controversial parade which is planned to march more...


Ukip leader Nigel Farage to address voters in Glasgow via video link

STV by STV | Thursday, 19 February 2015

Ukip leader Nigel Farage will speak to candidates and voters in Scotland via video link at a general election campaign launch. The party will launch its Scottish campaign for the forthcoming election at Renfield St Stephens Church Centre in Glasgow on Saturday. Ukip MEP David Coburn, the party's only elected member in more...


Pictured with Nigel Farage: ex-public schoolboy in Chelsea fans racism storm

Evening Standard by Evening Standard | Thursday, 19 February 2015

The family of the Chelsea fan at the centre of the Paris Metro race storm defended him today saying he was “lovely, gentle boy” - as the victim demanded his attackers be jailed. Former public schoolboy Josh Parsons, 21, has been named on social media and by friends as being among more...


Wheeler: Not all tax avoidance bad

Belfast Telegraph by . | Wednesday, 18 February 2015

A millionaire Ukip donor said the ordinary man on the street will do "whatever he can" to pay less tax. Stuart Wheeler, who has given almost £100,000 to help fund Ukip's general election campaign, said "not all tax avoidance is bad", highlighting the use of Isas as an example of government-backed more...


‘Bile and vitriol’: UKIP calls for Ofcom probe into last night’s C4 docudrama

The Metro by Rob Waugh | Tuesday, 17 February 2015

A UKIP MEP has called for an Ofcom investigation into last night’s controversial docudrama UKIP: The First 100 Days. Last night’s programme envisaged riots on the streets after a UKIP election victory after the party institutes anti-immigration raids. Gerard Batten, UKIP MEP for London and party general election candidate for Romford, described more...


Twitter fail: UKIP candidate pays £1K to charity after tweeting false claims

Leicester Mercury by Tim Healy | Tuesday, 17 February 2015

A UKIP General Election candidate has agreed to pay £1,000 to charity after making false accusations against Harborough MP Sir Edward Garnier QC. Clive Langley alleged in a tweet that the former Solicitor General and prominent libel lawyer had made an improper claim for a “very expensive desk”. In a second tweet more...


Noel Gallagher: 'Nigel Farage doesn't look capable of running a corner shop, far less a country'

NME by Leonie Cooper | Monday, 16 February 2015

Noel Gallagher has spoken out against UKIP leader Nigel Farage, saying of the politician: "He doesn't look like he could be mentally capable of running a corner shop, far less a fucking country." Speaking to The Quietus, Gallagher explained that he's "not into politics any more". He continued: "These more...


Nigel Farage to join Sarah Palin at CPAC conference for US conservatives

The Telegraph by Raf Sanchez | Monday, 16 February 2015

Nigel Farage will speak alongside Sarah Palin and some of America's most extreme Right-wing conservatives at a conference in Washington next week. The Ukip leader will share a stage with a host of gun activists, Tea Party leaders and anti-abortion campaigners at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Visitors to the more...


Nigel Farage condemned 'utterly loathsome' Northern Ireland peace process

IBT by Dominic Gover | Monday, 16 February 2015

Ukip leader Nigel Farage once branded the Northern Ireland peace process, which led to the release from prison of more than 400 prisoners, as "utterly loathsome", a newly-released video shows. Speaking to a website called The Tangled Web in 2007, the leader of the anti-EU party said: "I find the whole more...


Daily Express censured by IPSO for 'significantly distorted' article claiming UKIP poll lead over Labour

Press Gazette by Dominic Ponsford | Monday, 16 February 2015

The Daily Express has been censured by the Independent Press Standards Organisation for publishing a “significantly distorted” article claiming UKIP was ahead of Labour in an opinion poll. Robert Bray complained that the online piece of 24 November 2014, headlined “UKIP is now more popular than Labour”, was in breach of more...


Hampstead and Kilburn Ukip candidate: ‘My great aim is to licence the mosques’

Ham & High by . | Monday, 16 February 2015

When Magnus Nielsen stood for the UK Independence Party (Ukip) in last year’s Camden Council elections, he caught the attention of the national press with his arresting views on Islam. “Islam is organised crime under religious camouflage,” he said. “Islam was created by a man called Muhammad who was a gang more...


Nigel Farage says The Sun's bare breasts on Page 3 is fine – but breastfeeding mothers should not be 'ostentatious'

The Independent by Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith | Friday, 13 February 2015

Nigel Farage has waded in to the on-going conversation about The Sun’s use of glamour models baring their breasts on Page 3, and, like many of his party’s policies, it conflicts with his previously uttered opinions, specifically on women’s breasts being revealed in public for the purpose of breast feeding. Speaking more...


Nigel Farage defends and denies 'straightforward' tax avoidance

The Guardian by Rowena Mason | Friday, 13 February 2015

Nigel Farage has defended those who legally avoid tax in a “straightforward” way, while claiming never to have done it himself. The Ukip leader said he had never used complicated measures to avoid paying tax, but predicted Ed Miliband would come to regret describing Tory donors as “dodgy” for having done more...


Britain must look at replacing the NHS with an insurance system, Nigel Farage says

The Independent by Jon Stone | Friday, 13 February 2015

The National Health Service may have to be replaced with an insurance system within the next decade, Nigel Farage has said. The Ukip leader said anyone who believed the current way of paying for medical care in the UK had to be preserved “frankly isn’t thinking” and that he was open more...


Councillor Robert Ray suspended from UKIP

Thurrock Gazette by . | Friday, 13 February 2015

Councillor Robert Ray has stood down as Chairman of UKIP Thurrock branch. Mr Ray has also been suspended from party activity. UKIP's Leader on Thurrock Council, Councillor Graham Snell, will take over as acting Chairman of the branch. The move comes following Mr Ray's recent drink-driving conviction at Basildon Magistrates' Court. A spokesman for more...


UKIP-supporting printer in Bodmin 'didn't see anti-gay slur' in newsletter

Cornish Guardian by Cornish Guardian | Thursday, 12 February 2015

THE boss of a Bodmin firm has defended his decision to print a UKIP-affiliated group's newsletter referring to gay people as "depraved sodomites". The publication, by the Christian Soldiers Of UKIP, says in an article about last year's Manchester Pride march – which it describes as "an annual parade of depravity" more...


UKIP split as opinion divided over doctors, fox hunting and HIV

The Mirror by Ben Glaze | Thursday, 12 February 2015

UKIP’S top two politicians are split on a host of key policies as the party ramps up its general election fight, we can reveal. Nigel Farage and Douglas Carswell are divided on a series of incendiary issues crucial to voters. And the damaging chasm at the top of the party is tipped more...


BNP fall complete: Racist party can't find enough candidates to qualify for BBC election broadcast

The Mirror by Owen Bennett | Wednesday, 11 February 2015

The far-right British National Party is set to lose the right to an election broadcast as it cannot find enough parliamentary candidates, an anti-fascist group has claimed. Hope Not Hate, which has campaigned against the BNP since its inception in 2004, today said the racist party would fall way short of more...


Racist who dressed in Klu Klux Klan outfit admits posting rants on Facebook despite ban

Birmingham Mail by Jane Tyler | Wednesday, 11 February 2015

A far-right supporter posted racist rants on Facebook despite being banned from doing so by a court order, a court heard. Darren Fletcher, 25, had already served a year in jail for dressing up in a full Klu Klux Klan outfit and pretending to hang a golly doll by a noose more...


Orange Order hired Auschwitz sceptic to work on referendum campaign

The Herald Scotland by Tom Gordon and Paul Hutcheon | Monday, 9 February 2015

The Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland paid almost £2000 to right-wing blogger Alistair McConnachie for "social media services" during the referendum, according to official spending returns. Glasgow-based McConnachie, 49, was barred from Ukip for saying he did not accept that the Nazis used gas chambers to kill Jews at Auschwitz. Both he more...


Thirty people arrested at EDL anti-mosque march in Dudley

The Independent by Jon Stone | Sunday, 8 February 2015

Thirty people have been arrested at a protest against the planned construction of a mosque in the West Midlands. Around 600 English Defence League (EDL) marchers descended on the town of Dudley on Saturday. Police said around 50 people turned out to oppose the protest but were prevented from reaching the main more...


Controversy over Devon UKIP branch 'karma' Tweet after death of policeman in sex abuse probe

Torquay Herald Express by . | Saturday, 7 February 2015

THE Twitter account of a Devon branch of UKIP was at the centre of controversy yesterday after it described the death of a police officer under investigation as part of a sex abuse scandal as ‘karma’. The Plymouth UKIP Tweet said: “South Yorkshire police says PC Hassan Ali who was under more...


Six men from Leicester jailed for hate crimes

Leicester Mercury by . | Friday, 6 February 2015

Six men have been sentenced to a total of more than 20 years in prison for a hate campaign where a man was lured to an isolated area and assaulted. The men from Leicester had all admitted a variety of charges at an earlier court hearing including inciting religious hatred, planning more...


"Do you know who I am?" Drink-drive Ukip councillor Robert Ray pleads guilty

Your Thurrock by Your Thurrock | Thursday, 5 February 2015

THE drunken leader of Thurrock’s UKIP councillors ‘ranted and raved’ at police officers, refused to give a breath test and shouted “Do you know who I am” – all while his stricken wife lay seriously ill on the floor. Councillor Robert Ray appeared before Magistrates today when the saga of how more...


Jewish Ukip candidate threatens to resign over religious slaughter policy

The Jewish Chronicle by Sandy Rashty | Wednesday, 4 February 2015

The Ukip candidate standing in one of the UK’s most Jewish constituencies has threatened to resign unless the party reverses its ban on non-stun slaughter. Jeremy Zeid, who is standing for Ukip in Hendon, north-west London, made the comments after the party announced it would ban non-stun slaughter. The stance is supported more...


UKIP Christian group: Manchester Pride is a ‘parade of depravity’

Pink News by Nick Duffy | Wednesday, 4 February 2015

A Christian group authorised by UKIP has claimed that being gay is a “vice”, and that Manchester Pride is a parade of “wickedness”. The fringe group, Christian Soldiers of UKIP, distributed a newsletter that lays into the Pride parade, claiming that gay people are “sodomites”. The UK Independence Party claims the group more...


UKIP Newport candidate stands down after backing BNP post calling homosexuality a 'perverted corruption'

South Wales Argus by Jen Mills | Tuesday, 3 February 2015

THE UKIP candidate for Newport East, who praised a BNP website post which labelled gay people perverts and paedophiles, will no longer run for parliament. Donald Grewar, has resigned from UKIP following an investigation into the allegations made against him by a fellow party member. A party spokesman said: “Following discussions more...


UKIP Tatton members 'unhappy' with regional office over branch's status

Knutsford Guardian by James Wilson | Monday, 2 February 2015

UKIP voters in Tatton have said they are unhappy with the party's north west office after 'running out of time' to choose their candidate to fight George Osborne at the general election in May. The party, led nationally by Nigel Farage, does not have a recognised constituency branch in Tatton. Party members more...


Ukip candidate uses Bulgarian worker to deliver campaign leaflets

ITV by ITV | Monday, 2 February 2015

A Ukip candidate has been accused of "hypocrisy of the highest order" after using a man from Bulgaria to deliver leaflets to would-be voters. Labour councillor Peter Wallace said he found it "a bit weird" when a man with a "thick" eastern European accent posted the six-page party pamphlet through his more...


Ukip in ANOTHER race row after rapper Tinchy Stryder compared to a chocolate FREDDO

The Mirror by Jack Blanchard | Monday, 2 February 2015

Nigel Farage has been dragged into another race row after a UKIP election hopeful likened rapper Tinchy Stryder to a Freddo – a ­miniature chocolate bar. Nathan Garbutt responded to an image posted online of a man fleeing a hippo – apparently a reference to the singer and his I’m A more...


Bullying, infighting and jokes about kangaroo sex... the leaked emails that reveal the bizarre world of Ukip Wales

Wales Online by James Rothwell | Monday, 2 February 2015

Leaked e-mails between senior Ukip activists in Wales have revealed a crisis within the party, amid claims of bullying and in-fighting. The private documents show a party in disarray, with concerns over the conduct of top members. Whistleblowers Barry Clark, former Ukip Llanelli chairman, and James Cole, former deputy chairman for Ukip more...


Former UKIP MEP in court accused of money laundering

ITV by ITV | Monday, 2 February 2015

Sinclaire, who lost her seat at the European Parliament, was charged in July last year with claiming false travel expenses and then laundering the money by moving it between accounts while representing the Midlands in Europe. She denies the allegations. more...


UKIP councillor meeting absence

Redditch Standard by Harriet Ernstsons | Sunday, 1 February 2015

A BOROUGH councillor has defended his attendance record after failing to report for a meeting for four months. UKIP councillor Paul Swansborough was last seen at a full council meeting on September 15 - prompting Coun Carole Gandy to question whether he had resigned when he failed to attend the latest more...