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Britain First 'acting like Ukip henchmen' by invading meeting of activists in revenge for pub protest against Nigel Farage

The Independent by Adam Withnall | Tuesday, 31 March 2015

A member of Britain First has been arrested on suspicion of assault after the far right group invaded a meeting held by the activists who confronted Nigel Farage in his local pub a week ago. Around 10 members of Britain First, dressed in its green and black merchandise, stormed the headquarters more...


UKIP candidate says British teenagers who want to join ISIS should be given free flights

Daily Mail by John Stevens | Monday, 30 March 2015

British teenagers who want to join ISIS should be given free seats on flights to Iraq and Syria, a Ukip candidate has said. Keith Fraser, who is standing in Hackney North and Stoke Newington, said money should be spent on chartering planes rather than trying to stop them fighting with extremists. Around more...


Welsh Ukip candidate is vice president of group which in 2013 made Doreen Lawrence 'go home' slurs on Facebook

Wales Online by Martin Shipton | Monday, 30 March 2015

A Ukip candidate standing in Wales is vice president of a far-right organisation which, in a 2013 Facebook post, said the mother of murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence should leave Britain and return to her “homeland”. Christopher Gillibrand is a leading figure in the Traditional Britain Group, whose website promotes the more...


Ousted Ukip member tells of race ‘discomfort’ in TV appearance

The Guardian by . | Monday, 30 March 2015

The ousted Ukip councillor Rozanne Duncan says she is unable to describe her “discomfort” around black people in a television show due for broadcast on Monday. Duncan, who served on the district council for South Thanet – where the Ukip leader, Nigel Farage, is standing for election – was expelled more...


Ukip’s energy spokesman 'an idiot' after urging people to turn all their lights on for Earth Hour

The Independent by Caroline Mortimer | Monday, 30 March 2015

Ukip’s energy spokesman has been branded an idiot after urging people to “strike a blow against climate hysteria” and turn all their lights on for Earth Hour. Roger Helmer, Ukip’s MEP for the East Midlands, instigated the less-than-successful boycott with a tweet shortly before the event in which 172 countries and more...


Tory MP Enoch Powell investigated as alleged member of Westminster paedophile network

The Independent by Cahal Milmo | Sunday, 29 March 2015

Enoch Powell, the Conservative anti-immigrant firebrand, is being investigated as an alleged member of a claimed Westminster paedophile network after his name was supplied to police by a senior Anglican bishop. The name of the late MP, one of the most divisive politicians of the late 20th century, was provided to more...


UKIP Scotland candidate accused of spitting at Green activist

The Herald Scotland by Paul Hutcheon | Sunday, 29 March 2015

A UKIP Scotland general election candidate is at the centre of claims he spat at a political rival. Alan Melville, who is standing in Edinburgh North and Leith, was accused of the behaviour by a Scottish Green. Melville denied the spitting claim and said he had made a gesture that looked more...


UKIP is the sleaziest and most disreputable party in Britain, voters say

The Independent by Jon Stone | Friday, 27 March 2015

Voters think UKIP is the most sleazy political party in Britain, a new poll has found. 63% of people branded Ukip “sleazy and disreputable” in the latest YouGov poll compared to 44% for the Conservatives and 33% for Labour. Of all the national parties the Green Party had the best reputation, accused more...


UKIP Manchester candidate apologises for 'shameful' Islam gaffe at National Youth Debate in city centre

Manchester Evening News by Todd Fitzgerald | Friday, 27 March 2015

A UKIP parliamentary candidate has been blasted after a gaffe led to him appearing to tell the audience at a youth debate that his party was against young people being taught Islam in schools. Manchester Central hopeful Myles Power, speaking at the National Youth Debate at the People’s History Museum, said more...


Ukip's Harriet Yeo fails to attend her first hustings

Folkestone Herald by D Kilpatrick | Friday, 27 March 2015

UKIP’s incoming parliamentary candidate for Folkestone and Hythe has failed to appear at this afternoon’s hustings. Harriet Yeo, who was announced at Janice Atkinson’s successor on Tuesday, was expected to attend the debate with fellow parliamentary candidates at The Marsh Academy. However, organisers say they failed to hear back from Mrs Yeo more...


Ukip councillor found guilty of bullying behaviour toward resident at meeting

Manchester Evening News by Jennifer Williams | Friday, 27 March 2015

A Ukip councillor is set to be disciplined next week after being found guilty of bullying behaviour. Coun Warren Bates was called before a standards panel at Oldham town hall amid allegations he had intimidated a member of the public during a local forum meeting. He was found to have spoken to more...


Ukip councillor resigns in dramatic fashion

The Echo by David Trayner | Friday, 27 March 2015

A UKIP councillor has resigned, claiming the party has been "hijacked". Ron Hurrell, Castle Point councillor for St Peter's ward, resigned with a dramatic speech at the end of the last council meeting before the general election. Mr Hurrell said "carpet baggers and charlatans" had taken over Ukip in south Essex. In the more...


Ukip MEP Jill Seymour under fire for renting office from her husband with taxpayers' cash

The Independent by Jon Stone | Thursday, 26 March 2015

A Ukip MEP has come under fire for using taxpayers’ money to pay the rent on an office owned by her husband. Jill Seymour uses her European allowance to rent a property in Shropshire from Brian Seymour, who bought the property five months after Ms Seymour was elected as MEP in more...


Exeter UKIP candidate denies he made racist statements to students

Exeter Express & Echo by . | Thursday, 26 March 2015

UKIP has defended comments made by its Exeter general election candidate during a meeting at the university. Keith Crawford, a former soldier and businessman, was speaking during a question and answer session held at the Alumni Auditorium, organised by PolSoc, DebSoc and the Students’ Guild. All the city’s candidates in the General more...


Ukip is a ‘cult’ that ‘entertains bigots’ says the party’s former LGBT chairman

The Independent by Matt Dathan | Thursday, 26 March 2015

Ukip is a “cult” that is “too willing to entertain bigots,” according to the former chair of the party’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender group. Tom Booker, who set up the LGBT three years ago, said Nigel Farage used the group purely as a public relations stunt to shield the party more...


Ukip candidate quits in protest at MEP who compared Muslim minister to Abu Hamza

Daily Mail by Alan Roden | Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Nigel Farage today lost another UKIP election candidate who has quit the party in protest at 'unforgivable racist abuse' from a senior MEP. Tim Wilson rounded on Mr Farage for ignoring the widespread condemnation of Scotland MEP David Coburn, who recently compared a Muslim minister in the Scottish Government to convicted more...


Anger as UKIP chief says people moving to Wales should learn English

Daily Post by Ben Butler | Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Claims by a senior member of UKIP that people moving to Wales should learn to speak English has sparked a language row. The comments were made by the party’s deputy leader Paul Nuttall during a public meeting at the Royal Sportsman Hotel in Porthmadog which was interrupted by Welsh language campaigners more...


Ukip MEP Janice Atkinson expelled from party over expenses allegations

The Independent by Kunul Dutta | Tuesday, 24 March 2015

The Ukip MEP Janice Atkinson – and her senior aide Christine Hewitt – have been expelled from the party for bringing it into disrepute over claims about inflated expenses. News of her expulsion broke on Monday night following police investigations after Ms Atkinson’s chief of staff, Ms Hewitt, was secretly recorded more...


UKIP denies producing 'jihadi' benefits leaflet

BBC by . | Monday, 23 March 2015

Officers contacted UKIP who claimed it was a "deception" by political rivals. "This latest attempt to damage the reputation of UKIP and paint us out to be something we are not is an utter disgrace," said UKIP MEP Nathan Gill. The two-sided leaflet urged people to vote UKIP if they objected to more...


Vote Ukip, say far-right group Britain First

The Independent by James Cusick | Sunday, 22 March 2015

Britain First, the far-right political party responsible for vigilante “invasions” of mosques and a campaign against the “Islamification” of Britain, has told its supporters to help deliver “major Ukip gains” at the general election. Letters and leaflets currently being distributed by Britain First, a group formed by former British National Party more...


Suggestion of UKIP party split over Victoria Ayling's selection - and fears saucy photos will surface

Grimsby Telegraph by . | Sunday, 22 March 2015

UKIP'S hopes of winning the Grimsby seat in May's general election could be derailed after a tape recording emerged suggesting a split over support for candidate Victoria Ayling. A Sunday newspaper has reported that in a 111-minute tape,activists trade a barrage of insults while a key party strategist threatens to “lay more...


Three UKIP councillors in Newcastle resign from party

Stoke Sentinel by Phil Corrigan | Friday, 20 March 2015

THREE UKIP borough councillors in Newcastle have today resigned from the party. Group leader Derrick Huckfield and fellow councillors Eileen Braithwaite and David Woolley, together with former Newcastle branch chairman David Nixon, have all left UKIP following a long-running internal row. The three councillors are now sitting as independent members of Newcastle more...


UKIP candidate for Scunthorpe suspended after 'incident'

BBC by BBC | Friday, 20 March 2015

Mr Howd, 49, from Hook, near Goole, East Yorkshire is a barrister who is based in Leeds. A spokesman said: "UKIP has suspended the Scunthorpe PPC Stephen Howd whilst an investigation takes place into an alleged incident at his workplace." Mr Howd was the Conservative Party prospective parliamentary candidate for Cleethorpes in more...


Ukip MEP suspended over 'serious' financial allegations

ITV by . | Thursday, 19 March 2015

Ukip MEP and general election candidate Janice Atkinson has been suspended and had the party whip removed "following allegations of a serious financial nature", the party said. Ms Atkinson represents the South East in the European Parliament and was due to fight the Folkestone and Hythe Commons seat on May 7. A more...


Ukip candidate resigns: Jonathan Stanley leaves party citing 'open racism and bullying'

Wesrmoreland Gazette by Patrick Christys | Thursday, 19 March 2015

UKIP election candidate Jonathan Stanley has resigned from the party claiming he is sick of 'open racism and bullying'. Mr Stanley lasted four months in his role as a political candidate for Westmorland and Lonsdale before denouncing his membership, claiming Ukip was 'not serious' about winning the seat. The Scotland-based surgeon said: more...


UKIP video at centre of gaffe disappears

Euractiv by . | Thursday, 19 March 2015

Regular readers of the Heard in Europe will remember the curious case of UKIP MEP Stuart Agnew. Agnew was the guy who stood up in Strasbourg a week ago and railed against decarbonising Europe for the somewhat dubious reason that crops need carbon dioxide to grow. Predictably, that sparked an incredulous reaction more...


UKIP video at centre of gaffe disappears

Euractiv by . | Thursday, 19 March 2015

Regular readers of the Heard in Europe will remember the curious case of UKIP MEP Stuart Agnew. Agnew was the guy who stood up in Strasbourg a week ago and railed against decarbonising Europe for the somewhat dubious reason that crops need carbon dioxide to grow. Predictably, that sparked an incredulous reaction more...


Ukip Wales in turmoil as party boss confirms candidate has not been suspended

Wales Online by Martin Shipton | Thursday, 19 March 2015

UKIP in Wales appears to be in turmoil after the party’s top official repudiated an official statement which said a parliamentary candidate had been suspended and deselected. Last week Ukip Wales issued a statement saying that Norma Woodward, its Carmarthen East & Dinefwr candidate, had been removed following concerns relating to more...


Ukip deny ‘Abu Hamza’ row MEP ducked out of Dundee debate — but then blame ‘administration error’

The Courier by Kieran Andrews | Thursday, 19 March 2015

Ukip has been thrown into more turmoil after David Coburn’s chief of staff insisted he did not “duck out” of a Dundee debate — before admitting he skipped it because of a race row. The under-fire MEP has been branded a liar after telling a journalist he “didn’t accept” the invitation more...


Winston McKenzie UKIP candidate for Croydon North dismissed claims he was sacked by the party

East London Lines by Emma Levy | Thursday, 19 March 2015

McKenzie told EastLondonLines that his removal from the post was part of a “reshuffle” within UKIP. He said: “The ‘Guv’nor’ [Farage] called about 10 days ago and said ‘Look Winston, we’ve got this guy in Brussels. I’m going to hold a reshuffle. We’re upgrading.’” Mckenzie said that he was happy with Farage’s more...


Ukip embroiled in family fight

Basingstoke Observer by . | Thursday, 19 March 2015

The son of Ukip’s parliamentary candidate for Basingstoke has accused his dad of using him in a “lame attempt at a publicity stunt” after being alleged of stealing valuables from his antiques shop. Alan Stone, Ukip’s rival to Maria Miller in May’s elections, said handing his 21-year-old son Matthew Ellery over more...


UKIP Councillor banned for rudeness

Oldham Chronicle by Karen Doherty | Wednesday, 18 March 2015

UKIP councillor Warren Bates has been censured for being “rude and disrespectful” to a veteran soldier at a public meeting. Oldham council’s standards committee says Councillor Bates breached its code of conduct in the way he spoke to 84-year-old John Crompton, chairman of Failsworth Historical Society. At a meeting of more...


‘Disgraceful’ David Coburn must ‘consider position’

Scotsman by . | Wednesday, 18 March 2015

A Ukip MEP who likened a Scottish Government minister to the convicted terrorist Abu Hamza has been urged to “seriously consider his position” as Holyrood voted unanimously to condemn the remarks. Scottish MEP David Coburn sparked an outcry with comments he made about Humza Yousaf, the Minister for Europe and External more...


Bucks County councillor defects from UKIP to join new Independent Group

Bucks Free Press by Kathryn Snowdon | Wednesday, 18 March 2015

A second UKIP county councillor has defected from the party, forming the first ever independent group on Bucks County Council. Councillor Phil Gomm, member for Aylesbury East, announced today that he is leaving UKIP to join forces with West Wycombe’s representative, Councillor Darren Hayday. This means the first ever independent group within more...


WEYMOUTH: Tempers flare over UKIP selection

View From by Harry Walton | Wednesday, 18 March 2015

CIVIL war split a rowdy annual meeting of South Dorset UKIP which saw several members storm out. They vowed to leave the party and vote for the Conservatives when the general election is held on May 7th after feelings ran high and tempers flared during a selection row for committee positions more...


UKIP leader Nigel Farage wants wealthy to abandon NHS and advocates two-tier health system

The Mirror by Jack Blanchard | Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Wealthy Nigel Farage today called on people to abandon the NHS and use private health firms instead. The UKIP leader said anyone who can afford private healthcare should pay for it. Furious critics said it proved he supports a two-tier health system. “If people can afford it, should people go private? Yes,” Mr more...


UKIP candidate questioned if storms were ‘God’s reply’ to same-sex marriage

Pink News by Nick Duffy | Tuesday, 17 March 2015

A second UKIP politician questioned whether storms that battered the country were caused by same-sex marriage, it has emerged. UKIP councillor David Silvester infamously claimed last year that widespread flooding was as a result of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act – and was eventually suspended from the party for the more...


UKIP councillor Matthew Ellery resigns from the party following arrest

Basingstoke Gazette by Jessica Bave | Tuesday, 17 March 2015

A BASINGSTOKE councillor who was arrested over allegations of theft has resigned from the UK Independence Party. As reported in last week’s edition of The Gazette, Matthew Ellery, who is a UKIP councillor for the Brighton Hill South ward on Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, was arrested on suspicion of theft more...


Empty chair treatment at Dundee debate for ‘cowardly’ Ukip MEP David Coburn

The Courier by . | Tuesday, 17 March 2015

However, he failed to appear, leaving an empty chair in his place just days after he spoke of sharing a panel with Scottish Government minister “Humza Yousaf, or as I call him, Abu Hamza.” Both the SNP and Labour have called on Ukip to sack Mr Coburn, but the party has more...


Farage vows to quit as Ukip leader if MP bid fails

ITV by . | Monday, 16 March 2015

Nigel Farage has vowed to resign as Ukip leader if he fails to become an MP at May's General Election. Research has indicated he is on course for victory in the South Thanet seat, but the MEP will have to overturn a Conservative majority of nearly 17%. Failing to secure the Kent more...


Farage backs five-year state school ban on UK immigrantsRow

The Guardian by Rowena Mason | Sunday, 15 March 2015

The children of new immigrants coming to Britain should not immediately be allowed to attend state schools, Nigel Farage has suggested. The Ukip leader made the comments when asked about a policy on the party’s website saying immigrants and their dependents would need private education for five years after entering the more...


No, Nigel Farage, racism isn’t dead

The Guardian by Hugh Muir | Sunday, 15 March 2015

Racism RIP, reckons Nigel Farage. Bring out the bunting. Antidiscriminatory legislation in the workplace “would probably have been valid” 40 years ago, but “I don’t think it is today”, he says in a documentary to be screened on Channel 4 on Thursday. “If I talked to my children ... about more...


Carmarthenshire UKIP candidate suspended by party

Camarthen Journal by . | Saturday, 14 March 2015

WITH less than two months remaining until the general election, UKIP has announced the suspension of its candidate for the Carmarthenshire East and Dinefwr seat. Norma Woodwood was due to stand for UKIP in May but the party has taken the decision not to allow her to stand after allegations more...


Ukip leader Nigel Farage claims the NHS 'almost' killed him

ITV by . | Saturday, 14 March 2015

Mr Farage claimed he was "fobbed off by one NHS doctor to the next" who failed to diagnose his testicular cancer when he was just 21, and said "without private health care I would probably be dead". Speaking candidly about his diagnosis and his subsequent treatment by a private clinic, which more...


Ukip MEP David Coburn urged to resign for 'Islamophobia' after comparing Muslim SNP minister Humza Yousaf to Abu Hamza

The Independent by Heather Saul | Saturday, 14 March 2015

Scotland’s Ukip MEP is facing calls to resign after he reportedly compared Muslim SNP minister Humza Yousaf to the convicted terrorist Abu Hamza. The Scottish Daily Mail quotes David Coburn as referring to Mr Yousaf as “Humza Yousaf, or as I call him, Abu Hamza” during a telephone conversation about the more...


'Sinister' far-right website RedWatch calls for information on anti-Pegida marchers

Chronicle Live by Rachel Wearmouth | Friday, 13 March 2015

Police are monitoring a “disturbing” “neo-Nazi” website called RedWatch after images of anti-Pegida protestors were posted alongside a request for information. Newcastle MP Chi Onwurah is among the people pictured after she spoke at a rally against an anti-Islam demonstration in the city. The site - run by a far-right group not more...


'No dogs. No blacks. No Irish' is now Ukip policy

The Telegraph by Dan Hodges | Thursday, 12 March 2015

So it’s official. Nigel Farage wants to make racism legal. There is no ambiguity. Ukip’s leader can try to obfuscate and weasel. Cheered on by his ragtag army of acolytes and supporters, he can rage about media misrepresentation as much as he likes. But the camera doesn’t lie. Or at least, it more...


Nigel Farage deletes tweet attacking Labour MP over links to Jihadi-John sympathisers Cage

The Independent by Matt Dathan | Thursday, 12 March 2015

Nigel Farage was prolific on Twitter today as he sought to defend his call to scrap race discrimination laws in the UK, or at least his spin doctors were. But one tweet that Mr Farage's team clearly regretted posting was one attacking Sadiq Khan, Labour’s shadow justice secretary, for speaking at more...


Nigel Farage: British Muslim ‘fifth column’ fuels fear of immigration

The Guardian by Rowena Mason | Thursday, 12 March 2015

Nigel Farage has warned there is rising public concern about immigration partly because people believe there are some Muslims who want to form “a fifth column and kill us”, and that there has never before been a migrant group that wants to “change who we are and what we are”. The more...


Nigel Farage: Bosses should be allowed to discriminate between Britons and foreigners

The Telegraph by Christopher Hope | Thursday, 12 March 2015

Discriminating employers should be allowed to hire Britons over foreigners, Nigel Farage has said. The leader of the UK Independence Party said employers “should be much freer to make decisions on who he or she employs”. Mr Farage said: “I think the situation that we now have, where an employer is not more...


Nigel Farage: Ukip would axe workplace race discrimination laws

IBT by Dominic Gover | Thursday, 12 March 2015

Ukip would scrap laws designed to stop racial discrimination in the workplace, leader Nigel Farage has said. The Ukip leader said existing laws were out of date and that British society had moved on, making the discrimination laws redundant. Farage called it "ludicrous" that employers could not favour a British national for more...


Former Stevenage Ukip candidate Christopher Vickers to appear in court on GBH charge

Herts Mercury by . | Wednesday, 11 March 2015

The former Ukip parliamentary candidate for Stevenage will next week appear in court on a GBH charge. Christopher Vickers, 29, of Burleigh Way in Cuffley, is alleged to have inflicted grievous bodily harm on a woman and assaulted another in Hertford on November 16. He indicated a plead of not guilty on more...


Ukip councillor James Moyies permanently expelled from the party

The Echo by . | Wednesday, 11 March 2015

THE Ukip group leader at Southend Council has been permanently expelled from the party. James Moyies, councillor for West Shoebury, was suspended from the party in January after he alongside Ukip members Tino Callaghan, Lawrence Davies, and Lee Burling voted unanimously to kick out Parliamentary candidate Floyd Waterworth from their group more...


Ukip candidate for Monmouth denies supporting and promoting the EDL

South Wales Argus by Jen Mills | Tuesday, 10 March 2015

UKIP’s parliamentary candidate for Monmouth has denied supporting and promoting the English Defence League (EDL). Gareth Dunn is the party's latest would be MP to come under fire for alleged EDL associations after he linked to a video of former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson speaking at the Oxford Union, more...


Ukip candidate unrepentant after projecting huge party logo on to Caerphilly Castle

Wales Online by Martin Shipton | Tuesday, 10 March 2015

A UKIP candidate has told how he beamed a giant logo of the party on to one of Wales’ most popular tourist attractions after being snubbed by the Welsh Government’s historic monuments body Cadw. Sam Gould, who is Ukip’s candidate for Caerphilly in May’s general election, illuminated the town’s castle when more...


Ukip spokesman who compared Nigel Farage to Jesus sacked after series of gaffes

The Daily Mail by John Stevens | Tuesday, 10 March 2015

He became one of the most high profile figures in Ukip after organising the party’s disastrous ‘carnival of colour’ and comparing Nigel Farage to Jesus.But Winston McKenzie has finally been sacked him from his job as Ukip’s Commonwealth spokesman after a series of gaffes that included calling Croydon a ‘dump’ more...


Ukip councillor defends ‘offensive’ jokes on Facebook

Portsmouth News by . | Monday, 9 March 2015

A UKIP councillor has come under fire for posting jokes on Facebook which have been called ‘offensive’. Councillor Patrick Bergin, who represents the Rowner and Holbrook wards of Gosport, shared the jokes on his personal Facebook page, which can be viewed by the public. The set of jokes include subjects such as more...


Sunderland UKIP candidate quits in row over his military service

Sunderland Echo by David Allinson | Friday, 6 March 2015

A UKIP candidate who was set to contest the Sunderland Central seat in May’s General Election has resigned from his post and the party over a row about his military background. Wearsider Paul Tweddle was selected by the party at the end of last year to contest the seat, which is more...


Nigel Farage: it's a 'fact of life' that mothers will earn less in some jobs

The Guardian by Rowena Mason | Thursday, 5 March 2015

Nigel Farage has said it’s difficult to change the “fact of life” that women will earn less than men when they return to some jobs after childbirth, as he made a surprise appearance on ITV’s Loose Women. The Ukip leader appeared to be well received by his audience, despite having described more...


Women spies should stick to changing nappies says Ukip MEP

Politics.co.uk by . | Thursday, 5 March 2015

Women considering joining the intelligence services, should stick to changing nappies a Ukip MEP suggested today. Responding to calls for security services to use online forums like Mumsnet to recruit more female spies, Ukip's Janice Atkinson claimed the role simply doesn't come naturally to women. "What do we want from our security more...


Northumberland charity accuse UKIP of 'sabotaging' youth event

NE Chronicle by Brian Daniel | Thursday, 5 March 2015

UKIP has been accused of attempting to “sabotage” a charity event intended to get young people interested in politics. Northumberland youth charity Leading Link blamed the UK Independence Party for its decision to reschedule a Question Time-style event. And the charity said police were even drafted in to cover a replacement event more...


Nigel Farage: Ukip would ban terminally-ill migrants from Britain

The Telegraph by Christopher Hope | Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Foreigners with terminal disases should be turned away at the border, Nigel Farage has said, as the party’s immigration plans started to unravel within hours of being announced. Setting out the party’s immigration policy at the forthcoming general election, Mr Farage said the UK wanted a better "quality" of immigrant. To applause, more...


Ukip MEP in Nazi Twitter spat over Joseph Goebbels

The Spectator by Steerpike | Monday, 2 March 2015

The Ukip spring conference was somewhat overshadowed by a publicity stuntfrom a local theatre group in Margate, which saw dancers dressed as Nazis high-kick their way through Springtime for Hitler to publicise their production of The Producers. Unsurprisingly, Nigel Farage’s party were none too thrilled by the manoeuvre given the racism more...


Six top Ukip candidates have links to racist groups: Party launches probe after BNP cartoon stereotyping minorities is posted online

The Mail by MICHAEL POWELL and SIMON MURPHY | Sunday, 1 March 2015

Ukips's official General Election candidates have been caught posting racist and offensive material on the internet, revealing disturbing links between Nigel Farage's prospective MPs and far-Right groups. The Mail on Sunday can reveal that at least six Ukip candidates have circulated or endorsed material from the British National Party and other more...


UKIP investigates candidate's 'Jihadi John' suicide tweet

BBC by . | Sunday, 1 March 2015

UKIP says neither the party nor Mr Hilton encourages suicide. As soon as Mr Hilton realised his tweet might be misconstrued he took it down, a party spokesman added. The party's national executive committee could opt to take disciplinary action against Mr Hilton, who is a prospective parliamentary candidate for Mitcham and more...


Ukip would get rid of Minister for Women and Equalities, says MEP Janice Atkinson

The Independent by Lamiat Sabin | Sunday, 1 March 2015

A Ukip MEP said that she would scrap the role of a minister dedicated to policies regarding women, ethnic minority and LGBT issues. Janice Atkinson – who infamously apologised for referring to a Thai supporter of Ukip as a “ting-tong from somewhere” – said she would “not be having a Minister more...


Ukip MEP David Coburn Got Slow Hand-Clapped So Called BBC Audience Names

Huffington Post by Ned Simons | Sunday, 1 March 2015

Coburn got into a fight with the audience at Bristol University during a discussion about housing. "How would we know how many houses we need? Because we don't know how many people are coming into the country," he said, having dismissed the "wind" from Labour's shadow housing minister Emma Reynolds. Coburn, more...


Ukip Candidates Have Been Issued A Stern Warning Not To Say Anything Stupid Before The Election

Huffington Post by Ned Simons | Sunday, 1 March 2015

The Ukip leadership had a simple message for its party members and parliamentary candidates gathered in Margate this weekend. Please don't say anything stupid between now and May 7. Nigel Farage used his speech on Friday to encourage his party members, many of whom have a habit of appearing on the more...