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Ukip will probe St Helens selection process complaint

St Helens Star by . | Thursday, 30 April 2015

UKIP has confirmed it is investigating allegations about how the party handled its general election selection process for St Helens North – but has backed its candidate ahead of next week’s vote. The probe follows a complaint by Peter Peers who was outvoted by 14 votes to 12 in a St more...


Leeds: Ukip man denies anti-Muslim jibe

Yorkshire Evening Post by . | Thursday, 30 April 2015

A LEEDS election candidate for Ukip has resigned from his role as a school governor after he was accused of posting Islamophobic comments online. It is alleged that Craig Sweaton, who is campaigning for a Leeds council seat in Middleton, shared a Facebook post which advocated burying bacon on sites where more...


Lewisham Ukip candidate launches anti-Islamic group with ex-EDL leader interview

News Shopper by . | Thursday, 30 April 2015

Ukip's Lewisham East candidate is launching a group opposed to “Islamic cultural extremism” with an interview of the far right group EDL’s former leader. Anne Marie Waters is co-founder of action group Voice and, as well as bidding to be an MP in Lewisham East, is standing for Basildon Council. Earlier more...


Ukip asks police to investigate the BBC over Have I Got News for You

ITV by Rohit Kachroo | Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Ukip has asked the police to investigate the BBC, claiming that comments made about Nigel Farage during an episode of Have I Got News For You might hinder his chances of electoral success. ITV News has learned that officials complained about an episode of the satirical programme broadcast last Friday. Journalist Camilla more...


UKIP Is Trying To Get Journalists To Report On Screw-Ups By Other Parties

Buzzfeed by Jim Waterson | Wednesday, 29 April 2015

The party claims it is tired of being singled out by the national media whenever a UKIP councillor is accused of wrongdoing. So it appears to be fighting back by trying to convince journalists to cover the actions of Conservative, Labour, and Lib Dem officials. The document – which is entitled “liblabconcoucillorcriminals.pdf” more...


UKIP candidate jokes Durham river deaths are work of 'a serial killer'

NE Chronicle by Will Metcalfe | Wednesday, 29 April 2015

A parliamentary hopeful has outraged students after joking the deaths of students in the River Wear could be due to a “serial killer”. John Leathley, Ukip’s parliamentary candidate for Sedgefield, made the remarks in an online Facebook conversation about the deaths of Durham University students in the River Wear in the more...


Cotswolds UKIP candidate denies saying that a vote for the coalition parties was a vote for gay marriage

Wilts Standard by . | Wednesday, 29 April 2015

FOLLOWING the Standard's report of the Cotswold hustings on Thursday, April 23, UKIP candidate Chris Harlow has denied saying that a vote for either the Conservatives or the Lib Dems at the last election had been a vote for gay marriage. In a statement to the Standard today Mr Harlow said: "I more...


UKIP backs candidate with criminal record

BBC by BBC | Wednesday, 29 April 2015

UKIP has said it "backs entirely" one of its general election candidates, despite him having a criminal record. Peter Bush, its candidate for Aberavon, has convictions for theft and arson, which are now spent. UKIP said Mr Bush had "paid his debt to society" and "changed his life and the lives of more...


Ukip loses first stage of Rotherham defamation action

Yorkshire Post by . | Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Rotherham’s three Labour candidates have won a round in their defamation action against a Ukip candidate over remarks she made about them in relation to the town’s child abuse scandal. Sir Kevin Barron in Rother Valley, John Healey, seeking to represent Wentworth and Dearne, and Sarah Champion, who succeeded Denis MacShane more...


Ukip MEP David Coburn banned from Wikipedia indefinitely

The Guardian by David Pegg and Helena Bengtsson | Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Ukip politician David Coburn has been indefinitely banned from Wikipedia after attempting to alter an article about himself 69 times in six days. The ‘David Coburn MEP’ user account was blocked by an administrator at the online encyclopedia last month after repeatedly trying to makeedits to the website’s article on Coburn, more...


Nigel Farage makes shameful attack on refugees and calls blacking up 'a bit of fun'

The Mirror by Jeremy Armstrong | Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Nigel Farage made a shameful attack on fleeing refugees trying to get to Europe today. Thousands of them have drowned as they try to get out of IS-controlled areas of Libya in what aid agencies describe as the 'worst humanitarian crisis of the century'. But the UKIP leader warned the millions fleeing more...


‘Send Muslim migrants to Saudi Arabia’, urges Ukip candidate

Jewish Chronicle by Sandy Rashty | Tuesday, 28 April 2015

A Jewish Ukip candidate has said British rescue workers should harbour Christian migrants – but send Muslims to Saudi Arabia. Raymond Shamash, who is standing in Hendon, north-west London, also proposed setting up “detention camps, though not on European soil – to sort out the genuine refugees from economic migrants”. He added: more...


UKIP are 'anti women, anti diversity, anti NHS and downright dangerous', says union boss

The Mirror by Stephen Heyward | Monday, 27 April 2015

UKIP will be branded “anti-women” by the female boss of a major union. Beryl Shepherd, leader of the 200,000 strong Communication Workers Union, will also attack Nigel Farage’s party as anti NHS, anti diversity and “downright dangerous” to the country. Opening the annual CWU conference in Bournemouth, she will say: “It is more...


North Ayrshire UKIP candidate spells her own name wrong on election leaflet

Daily Record by Ross Dunn | Monday, 27 April 2015

A UKIP candidate was left red-faced after her election leaflet went out to thousands of homes with her own name spelt wrong. Sharon McGonigal - known on Twitter as @Shazza1uk - tried to play down the gaffe after posting a picture of the literature on Twitter this afternoon. The candidate's leaflet has more...


UKIP candidate for Wallasey denies being racist and homophobic after Facebook comments revealed

Liverpool Echo by Joe Thomas | Monday, 27 April 2015

A UKIP election candidate has denied being racist or homophobic after controversial comments made on his Facebook site emerged. Geoffrey Caton claimed homosexuality was not something to be proud of, shared an image suggesting gay marriage was a sin and referred to spending a day working in a Pakistani club as more...


‘Ukip’ Thugs Ambush Labour Party Activists

Morning Star by Luke James | Monday, 27 April 2015

POLICE were hunting thugs yesterday who allegedly carried Ukip placards as they attacked Labour Party activists in South Thanet, Kent, at the weekend. Officers are investigating claims that a Labour campaigner had a rosette ripped from his chest during the gang’s violent rampage on Saturday afternoon. It was one of three alleged more...


BNP candidate Robert West faces hearing over alleged comments on Islam while teaching

Boson Target by HGilbey_LE | Monday, 27 April 2015

BNP election candidate Reverend Robert West faces a hearing over claims he made comments about Islam while teaching in a Grantham school. Mr West, who is the Boston and Skegness candidate for the British National Party, is due in front of a National College for Teaching and Leadership panel. It is more...


Nigel Farage: 'Selfie-seeking black Catford people don't think UKIP are racist'

The Newsshopper by Mark Chandler | Monday, 27 April 2015

Ukip leader Nigel Farage claims the fact black people at a Catford petrol station took selfies with him shows his party is only considered racist by white middle class people. Mr Farage told the Daily Mail: "I stopped this morning to get some newspapers in a petrol station in Catford. Everybody more...


Ukip paying people to display election posters

The Echo by David Trayner | Monday, 27 April 2015

UKIP has defended itself after rivals criticised the party for paying business owners to put up election posters and banners. The anti-EU party has admitted paying shopkeepers and takeaway owners in Castle Point up to £50 to host signs in support of Jamie Huntman, its parliamentary candidate. Mr Huntman insists there is more...


Ed Miliband Called 'The Jew' By Derby Tory Candidate Gulzabeen Afsar

Huffington Post by Jack Sommers | Sunday, 26 April 2015

A Tory candidate has apologised for saying she could never support "the Jew" Ed Miliband. Gulzabeen Afsar, who is a council candidate in the ward of Littleover in Derby, made the comment on Facebook. She initially posted: “Just can’t take Mr Ed Miliband seriously!! DC has what it takes to be the more...


Cut aid to foreign 'freaks' says Ukip candidate during school election debate

Salisbury Journal by Alex Rennie | Saturday, 25 April 2015

SALISBURY'S Ukip parliamentary candidate described Russian, Indian and Chinese people as "freaks" in an attack on foreign aid at the Bishop Wordsworth's School hustings on Friday night. Paul Martin made the comments during a heated debate on international development in which he said his party would slash the department's spending from more...


Police look into UKIP 'forgery' claim

BBC by BBC | Saturday, 25 April 2015

Police are looking into claims a UKIP council candidate in Nottinghamshire "forged" signatures on his nominations form. Names on Michael Lowe's nomination form for the East Retford South ward on Bassetlaw District Council included three Labour supporters and a former Labour councillor, MP John Mann said. Nottinghamshire Police said the matter had more...


'Islam is despicable', says Stretford UKIP candidate in Facebook post

The Messenger by Matthew Taylor | Friday, 24 April 2015

THE UKIP Parliamentary candidate for Stretford and Urmston has rejected that he is anti-Islamic after describing the religion as "despicable" in a Facebook post. Kalvin Chapman, a solicitor from Manchester specialising in banking litigation, posted the message on the Loud Atheism Facebook page on January 24, 2014. The message was beneath a more...


UKIP candidate spells constituency wrong in leaflet

BBC by BBC | Friday, 24 April 2015

An election leaflet sent out by the UKIP candidate for South Cambridgeshire spells the name of the constituency wrong. The leaflet for Marion Mason says "South Cambridgeshie" instead of "Cambridgeshire", among other typos and grammatical errors. Ms Mason said it became incorrect in the printing process and she hoped to get money more...


UKIP "sausage roll" candidate Kim Rose quotes Hitler

BBC by BBC | Friday, 24 April 2015

A UKIP parliamentary candidate has said he does not regret quoting from Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf at a hustings. Southampton Itchen candidate Kim Rose said he had used the passage from the Nazi leader's autobiography in reference to an "undemocratic" EU. Mr Rose was previously questioned by police for providing sausage rolls more...


Hackney UKIP candidate apologises after retweeting offensive ‘Prophet Mohammed’ cartoon

Hackney Gazette by Zoah Hedges-Stocks | Friday, 24 April 2015

Keith Fraser, the UKIP prospective parliamentary candidate for Hackney North and Stoke Newington has apologised after retweeting an Islamophobic cartoon which looks similar to Charlie Hebdo’s depictions of the Prophet. Mr Fraser retweeted the image of a Muslim man wearing a white turban being impaled by a crusader’s lance above the more...


Why's everything suddenly going wrong for Ukip?

The Telegraph by Tim Stanley | Thursday, 23 April 2015

Being St George’s Day and all, the English might be in a dismal mood. Yet again we’ve been left out of the political conversation. Nicola Sturgeon has made Scottish nationalism attractive even in deepest Kent (my mother’s writing her name on the ballot paper) and Plaid Thingummy has jumped on more...


How UKIP’s David Coburn Became Scotland’s Most Offensive Politician

BuzzFeed by Jamie Ross | Thursday, 23 April 2015

Since being elected as an MEP last May, he has rapidly built a reputation as Scotland’s most outspoken politician, most recently hitting headlines for comparing SNP minister Humza Yousaf to convicted terrorist Abu Hamza. “I do regret that,” he says. “It was rude, if anything.” more...


This UKIP candidate can't even spell his own name

The Mirror by Brian Edwards | Thursday, 23 April 2015

Sam Stopplecamp's election campaign missive dropped through the doors in the constituency and prospective voters were greeted by a bigger name than anticipated. One of those prospective voters, Martin Purcell, posted a photo of the leaflet up ontoimgur a few hours ago, so we're guessing it arrived today. Somehow, and without being more...


UKIP candidate may sue party for libel

BBC by BBC | Thursday, 23 April 2015

A UKIP general election candidate has told BBC Wales she is planning legal action against her own party. Norma Woodward, standing in Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, said she had been intimidated, harassed and libelled by the UKIP Wales committee. It said it was "extremely concerned" by Ms Woodward's comments, and had not more...


Ukip candidate, Errol Chandler: 'I'm not racist - I've been hacked'

Cheddar Valley Gazette by . | Thursday, 23 April 2015

A UKIP election candidate from Draycott has denied claims he is racist after Facebook comments surfaced from an account under his name. Errol Chandler, who is standing for the district council for Rodney and Westbury, has become embroiled in accusations of racism and foul play. The candidate has been accused of racism more...


Ukip Councillor Brian Morris Claims Hackers Made Comment About Drowning Scots With Migrants

Huffington Post by Chris York | Wednesday, 22 April 2015

A Ukip councillor has claimed his Facebook account was hacked after it posted a comment suggesting Scottish people should be drowned along with migrants. Bradford councillor Brian Morris, who represents the Keighley West ward, was asked a question from a member of the public when the distasteful post appeared. he comment comes more...


Nigel Farage: UK should take in Christian refugees but send others 'back where they came from'

Christian Today by Carey Lodge | Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Britain can't take in "unlimited numbers" of refugees, but should grant asylum to a few thousand Christians, UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said. He told BBC Breakfast this morning: ""[If] we have to give some Christians refugee status, given that with Iraq and Libya there's almost nowhere for them to go, more...


Ukip refused entry to its own Bradford event

Telegraph & Argus by Claire Wilde | Tuesday, 21 April 2015

UKIP was today forced to cancel a high-profile event in Bradford after community centre staff refused to let the party through the door. Figures, including Yorkshire MEP Jane Collins, had been set to appear at the Mayfield Centre, in Broadway Avenue, Marshfields, Bradford, for a public question-and-answer session. But the party has more...


National: Poll suggests Nigel Farage won't be leader of UKIP after General Election

Somerset Guardian by . | Tuesday, 21 April 2015

A new poll has anticipated that UKIP could be without a leader after the General Election. According to ElectionForecast, the party's leader won't get enough votes to win the South Thanet seat in Kent. It is also forecasting just one UKIP seat, which will not please Mr Farage who has vowed to more...


UKIP member’s vote-rigging allegations

Wigan Today by . | Tuesday, 21 April 2015

AN election hopeful standing for a local government seat in Billinge has accused the UK Independence Party of “rigging” a vote on parliamentary candidates. Peter Peers had hoped to represent UKIP in St Helens North but lost out at the party’s hustings in February by two votes to Ian Smith. But Mr more...


Newcastle's Jewish community heckle UKIP parliamentary candidate for 'xenophobic' views

NE Chronicle by Kate Proctor | Tuesday, 21 April 2015

A UKIP MP hopeful has been heckled for his party’s ‘xenophobic’ policies by leading members of Newcastle’s Jewish community. Elderly Eric Josephs, a former co-chair of the North East Jewish representative council, shouted at UKIP parliamentary candidate David Robinson Young, ‘that’s xenophobic’ as he outlined his views on immigration at a more...


Trial of ex-Ukip MEP set to start

Press & Journal by Press Association | Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The trial of a former Ukip MEP accused of fraudulently claiming tens of thousands of pounds in parliamentary assistance allowance is due to start today. Ashley Mote, 79, denies a string of fraud-related offences including forgery and obtaining a money transfer by deception. A jury has been sworn in at London’s Southwark more...


Fury as Nigel Farage rules out minimum wage rise as it will see 'surge' in Romanian immigrants

The Mirror by Ben Glaze | Sunday, 19 April 2015

Nigel Farage has sparked outrage for attacking plans to raise the minimum wage – and for saying it would only fuel a surge in Romanian immigrants. The UKIP chief ruled out improving the lives of millions of Britons by boosting the £6.50 hourly rate. TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady accused Mr Farage more...


NUJ slams Richard Desmond's 'sick-making' £1.3m donation to Ukip

Mediaweek by Arif Durrani | Sunday, 19 April 2015

The decision by the Daily Express owner, Richard Desmond, to donate £1.3 million to Nigel Farage's UK Independence Party has been slammed as "sick-making" by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ). The high-profile intervention into this year’s general election campaign by the media tycoon comes as journalists working on the Express more...


Nigel Farage is on course to lose in South Thanet and Ukip faces wipeout, experts predict

The Independent by Caroline Mortimer | Sunday, 19 April 2015

Nigel Farage is on course to fail in his bid to become South Thanet’s first Ukip MP and the party is expected to lose half its seats in the upcoming general, experts have predicted. The Election Forecast website, run by three university election experts, has predicted Ukip will win just one more...


Holocaust sceptic signed Ukip candidate's election papers

The Herald Scotland by Tom Gordon | Sunday, 19 April 2015

A HOLOCAUST sceptic who was thrown out of Ukip for his extreme views is back helping the party at the general election, the Sunday Herald can reveal. Right-wing blogger Alistair McConnachie, who refused to accept that the Nazis used gas chambers to kill Jews at Auschwitz, is supporting Ukip's candidate in more...


UKIP Candidate Blames Mediterranean Migrant Deaths On The EU

BuzzFeed by Siraj Datoo | Sunday, 19 April 2015

EU rules are to blame for the drowning of hundreds of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Africa, according to a UKIP candidate. Victoria Ayling, candidate for Great Grimsby, said migrants wouldn’t attempt the dangerous journey if Britain left the EU because freedom-of-movement rules tempt migrants to make the journey more...


'Send them back home' Ukip candidate's 'false claim over son blown up in Afghanistan'

Daily Mail by Glen Owen | Sunday, 19 April 2015

The Ukip candidate exposed by The Mail on Sunday after calling for all immigrants to be sent home is at the centre of a row over claims she falsely said her son was injured in Afghanistan. Victoria Ayling, who is running for the key election seat of Great Grimsby, made the more...


Lib Dems hit back at 'dirty tricks' accusation from UKIP councillor over error-filled leaflet

Bath Chronicle by Bath Chronicle | Sunday, 19 April 2015

Liberal Democrats from Somerton and Frome have branded a UKIP councillor's accusations of a dirty tricks campaign as 'ridiculous'. Derek Tanswell, the Frome councillor behind a UKIP flyer that went viral after a local teacher corrected the grammar and spelling, accused his former Lib Dem colleagues of hacking his emails. But a more...


Jack Monroe Twitter abuse: Man arrested after 'Ukip candidate' aims homophobic jibes at blogger

The Mirror by Karen Rockett | Sunday, 19 April 2015

A man has been arrested after a writer, blogger and campaigner was bombarded with homophobic abuse on Twitter by someone claiming to be from Ukip. Jack Monroe quit the social media platform after receiving messages of “hate” and “vitriol” which she described as “suffocating”. The account purports to be from Alex Wood, more...


Hope Not Hate campaigner abused on Twitter after UKIP councillor assault

BBC by BBC | Sunday, 19 April 2015

A campaigner who was assaulted by a UKIP councillor has received homophobic abuse on Twitter. Hope Not Hate campaign organiser David Braniff-Herbert, 30, was involved in an altercation with Tom Andrews in Great Yarmouth on Saturday. Mr Andrews, 73, was arrested and given a caution for minor assault. Mr Braniff-Herbert said he had more...


UKIP Black Country candidate condemns 'evil cult of Islam'

Express & Star by . | Friday, 17 April 2015

A UKIP candidate standing for Parliament has described Islam as an ‘evil cult’. Steve Latham, who is aiming to win in West Bromwich East, made the remarks on his Facebook page. ‘I meant no disrespect’ – the controversial remarks that Mr Latham says he can’t recall posting on social media. UKIP has today more...


UKIP election candidate in social media 'racism' storm

Manchester Evening News by Jennifer Williams | Friday, 17 April 2015

UKIP is investigating one of its Oldham election candidates over alleged racism on Facebook. Graham Whitehead, who is standing against the borough’s council leader Jim McMahon in the ward of Failsworth, has also been reported to the area’s election chief over comments posted on his private account. They include a joke about more...


UKIP campaigners left red-faced as Sunderland press call descends into chaos

The Chronicle by Rachel Wearmouth | Friday, 17 April 2015

A UKIP press call to promote the party’s fisheries policy unravelled to become a total farce. The North East contingent of Nigel Farage’s “people’s army” had asked media to gather at Sunderland Fish Quay at 1pm on Thursday. Journalists were promised a grand spectacle in support of UKIP’s policy to leave the more...


Leaders debate: Ukip wants an inquiry into the ‘left-wing’ bias of the BBC and suggests audience members lied about their political belief

The Independent by Matt Dathan | Friday, 17 April 2015

Deputy Ukip leader Paul Nuttall suggested Ukip may demand an inquiry into the BBC's handling of the leaders' debate after Nigel Farage attacked the broadcaster for fielding an audience with a "left-wing" bias. Mr Nuttall said the members of the audience were not representative of the British public and suggested the more...


Watch Ukip candidates spouting vile anti-Islamic hate messages at a far-right rally

The Mirror by Colin Cortbus , Russell Myers | Thursday, 16 April 2015

Two of UKIP’s election candidates have been filmed spouting anti-Islamic hate at a far-right rally. Magnus Nielsen and Anne Marie-Waters were guest speakers at a weekend event organised by Mothers Against Radical Islam And Sharia – MARIAS – which has close links to groups like the English Defence League. The Mirror’s footage more...


Ukip, the former darling of the right-wing press, has lost its support

The Guardian by Roy Greenslade | Thursday, 16 April 2015

Has the steam run out of Ukip’s bid for power? The polls suggest it has. More telling still is the press response to the manifesto launch by its leader, Nigel Farage. There is precious little support for the party despite, on the right at least, some sympathy for its policies. Consider more...


Ukip apology over poppy advert

Press & Journal by PA | Thursday, 16 April 2015

Ukip’s use of a Royal British Legion poppy in an advert for one of its candidates is “wholly unacceptable”, the charity has said. The Legion said the poppy, which is sold every year in advance of Remembrance Day, is a registered trademark which should not be used in a political campaign. The more...


Ukip leaves gay rights out of manifesto - and claims campaigners are just 'special interest groups'

The Mirror by Dan Bloom | Thursday, 16 April 2015

Ukip has been attacked for being the only big party to leave gay rights out of its manifesto. Nigel Farage's 76-page purple booklet only contains the word 'equality' once and doesn't mention lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) issues at all. Campaigners say it is 'extremely disappointing' - especially after Labour, the more...


Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto

The Independent by Kashmira Gander | Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Charities representing lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) people have criticised UKIP for being the only one of the seven main political parties to not mention gay people in its manifesto. As politicians come under increasing pressure to tackle issues facing the LGBT community, Ukip’s track record has been marred by more...


Former UKIP candidate in court for sex assault

Bristol Post by Bristol Post | Wednesday, 15 April 2015

A NORTH Somerset GP and former UKIP parliamentary candidate has appeared in court charged with a sex assault on a female patient. Dr Steven Pearse-Danker, 58, of Hawthorn Hill Worle, Weston-super-Mare, appeared before North Somerset Magistrates' Court charged with a sexual assault on a female. The alleged incident took place in Clevedon more...


Ukip official Suzanne Evans blames immigrants for housing crisis - despite owning 'two and a third' homes herself

The Mirror by Ben Glaze | Tuesday, 14 April 2015

A blundering UKIP official today blamed immigrants for Britain’s housing crisis - before admitting she owns “two and a third” homes herself. The party’s Deputy Chairman Suzanne Evans said the lack of affordable housing was down to the number of people coming to the UK. But moments later she revealed she details more...


UKIP manifesto launch 'broke Stormont election rules'

BBC by BBC | Tuesday, 14 April 2015

UKIP is believed to have broken Northern Ireland Assembly rules by using Stormont's Parliament Buildings for its election manifesto launch. A spokeswoman for the Assembly Commission, which runs Stormont, said its guidelines stated the building cannot be used for election purposes. The guidelines were issued to all political parties and individual MLAs.UKIP's more...


General Election 2015: Cheltenham UKIP's 'Believe in Britain' leaflets were printed in Germany

Gloucestershire Echo by J R Maidment | Monday, 13 April 2015

UKIP leaflets encouraging voters in Cheltenham to "Believe in Britain" were printed in Germany. The party has delivered 2015 General Election campaign literature to homes in the town promoting MP candidate Christina Simmonds. The leaflets display UKIP's "Believe in Britain" logo and set out some of the party's "Common Sense Policies". The wording more...


Living in Scotland is like living in Communist Czechoslovakia .... Welcome to the weird, weird world of Ukip's David Coburn

The Herald Scotland by Tom Gordon | Monday, 13 April 2015

Scotland's first Ukip MEP revels in controversy and goading the opponents he dismisses as interchangeable parts of a stale political establishment. Like Nigel Farage, the leader of the anti-immigration anti-EU party, he's on a mission to provoke. "It worked in England and it'll work in Scotland," he says of the technique. "It's what more...


UKIP candidate says 'people aren't to blame for climate change'

Get West London by Robert Cumber | Monday, 13 April 2015

A UKIP candidate has claimed people are not responsible for climate change, despite what the vast majority of scientists in the field say. Peter Dul, who is standing in Feltham and Heston in the General Election, says the party would scrap the Climate Change Act, which he insists has "done nothing more...


UKIP declares war on cycle lanes - because they 'discriminate against the elderly and infirm'

The Mirror by Jonathan Walker | Monday, 13 April 2015

UKIP has claimed cycle lanes discriminate against the elderly, because the people who use them tend to be young. The anti-EU party has declared war on the bicycle-friendly paths in an election leaflet distributed in Newcastle. While UKIP acknowledges the area has received a £10m government grant for the lanes, it complains: more...


UKIP candidate Alan Craig to speak at ‘gay cure’ event

Pink News by Nick Duffy | Sunday, 12 April 2015

A UKIP Prospective Parliamentary Candidate is set to speak at an event for people trying to cure “unwanted same-sex attraction”. Former Christian Peoples Alliance leader Alan Craig, who is notorious for his extreme anti-gay views, defected to UKIP last year -and was this week confirmed as the PPC for Brent more...


Amir Khan: ‘I’m more British than Ukip’

The Guardian by Carole Cadwalladr | Sunday, 12 April 2015

There are scenes of mild chaos at Gloves Community Gym in Bolton. Amir Khan has arrived at the appointed time, but he has forgotten various appointed things: namely his suit and the boxing kit needed for the photo shoot which, in a heavily scheduled day, is supposed to be taking more...


Ukip's official election merchandise made in foreign factories by foreign workers

The Mirror by Alan Selby | Saturday, 11 April 2015

Ukip is snubbing British business by buying tacky merchandise from a company that allegedly pays its foreign workers just 99p an hour. Despite demanding “British jobs for British workers” Nigel Farage’s ­hypocritical right-wing party is quietly propping up foreign factories. Following a tip-off that UKIP promotional goods were being made abroad we more...


Ukip Candidate Accused Of ‘Incitement To Prostitution’

The Morning Star by Joana Ramiro | Saturday, 11 April 2015

Feminist activists made a police complaint against pornographer and Ukip council candidate John Langley yesterday after he advertised pay-to-perform “gang bangs” online. Anti-sexist charity Object reported Mr Langley to Bristol police after the candidate allegedly broke the law by “inciting prostitution for gain.” Mr Langley, known in the industry as “Johnny Rockard,” more...


Ukip's deputy leader criticises EU stance over Crimea

ITV by . | Friday, 10 April 2015

Ukip's deputy leader Paul Nuttall has criticised the European Union for refusing to recognise the "democratic" referendum in Crimea and its annexation by Russia. Speaking on LBC radio Mr Nuttall said he understood why Russian President Vladimir Putin seized the territory following the overthrow of his ally, the Ukrainian president Viktor more...


UKIP candidate sorry for HIV tweet

BBC by BBC | Thursday, 9 April 2015

UKIP's candidate in a key general election seat has been forced to apologise after she appeared to question the cost to the NHS of treating British people who are HIV positive. In a tweet, Eastleigh candidate Patricia Culligan claimed a Liberal Democrat standing in another seat "deliberately became HIV positive yet more...


Ukip politician David Coburn holds 'absolutely utterly disgusting' views on immigrants, says SNP's Nicola Sturgeon

The Independent by Jon Stone | Thursday, 9 April 2015

Scotland’s First Minister has branded Ukip’s most senior politician in Scotland “absolutely utterly disgusting” for allegedly holding xenophobic views against migrants. After David Coburn blamed migrants for a number of problems in the second Scottish leaders debate Nicola Sturgeon told the audience: “I think the only depressing thing tonight is the narrow-minded more...


Bristol UKIP candidate's secret double life as a porn star revealed

Bristol Post by . | Thursday, 9 April 2015

A UKIP candidate and senior party official works in his spare time as a porn star and adult movie mogul - the Bristol Post can reveal. John Langley, who is standing as a councillor in the Stockwood constituency in the coming city council elections, is known in adult film circles as more...


UKIP investigate claims Coatbridge candidate was responsible for offensive social media posts

Daily Record by Robert Fairnie | Wednesday, 8 April 2015

UKIP have launched an investigation into claims their Coatbridge candidate made a series of controversial comments on social media. Scott Cairns, the party’s 21-year-old candidate for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill in next month’s general election, is alleged to have communicated a number of offensive posts on Facebook and You Tube dating more...


Torquay UKIP man quits over 'silly comments'

Torquay Herald Express by . | Wednesday, 8 April 2015

A TORBAY UKIP council candidate has suddenly quit after being challenged over comments made across social media. Russell James (pictured) had been selected to stand in the May 7 local elections in the Tormohun ward of Torquay. He has admitted that some comments aimed at migrants and gay couples were posted by more...


Ukip made 'libellous' comments on election leaflets and then scribbled them out in biro

Manchester Evening News by Jennifer Williams | Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Police are to warn Manchester Ukip candidates about their election literature - after a hopeful printed ‘defamatory’ comments and then scribbled them out in pen. Leaflets circulated by the party in Blackley and Broughton initially included accusations of corruption against both Labour and the Conservatives. Ukip then changed their minds, however, and more...


Nigel Farage on course to LOSE battle for Westminster seat and therefore quit as UKIP leader

The Mirror by Ben Glaze | Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Nigel Farage is set to lose his seventh bid to become an MP - a humiliating defeat that would force him to quit as UKIP leader. A poll showed today the party chief is on course for ballot box embarrassment in the Tory-held Kent seat of South Thanet. He trails the Conservative more...


Ukip claim to have another leader waiting in the wings

The Independent by Andy McSmith | Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Ukip has other potential leaders waiting in the wings if Nigel Farage fails to became an MP next month, one of the party’s best-known activists has claimed. Diane James, who rose to prominence two years ago when she came second in the Eastleigh by-election, dismissed suggestions that the party would be more...


UKIP CANDIDATE PLANNING APPLICATION: RUBBISH DUMP ‘IS LIKE EAST EUROPEAN CAPITAL CITY’

Political Scrapbook by . | Tuesday, 7 April 2015

A UKIP official and parliamentary candidates described an abandoned rubbish-strewn area of land as “resembling an Eastern European capital city” in a planning application, Scrapbook can reveal. Jamie Huntman — who is leader of the UKIP group on Essex County Council, theconstituency manager for the party’s Eastern region MEPs and more...


UKIP's Nigel Farage facing High Court threat from Amjad Bashir

BBC by Jim Reed | Tuesday, 7 April 2015

UKIP leader Nigel Farage is facing legal action from an ex-UKIP MEP who defected to the Tories, the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire show has learned. Amjad Bashir's lawyers have written to Mr Farage asking him to publicly withdraw a range of allegations he made in January and pay damages. The letter says otherwise more...


UKIP rocked as candidate stands down at last moment

Milton Keynes Citizen by Amanda Devlin | Saturday, 4 April 2015

A UKIP parliamentary candidate has stood down from the general election with just five weeks to go. Stuart Moore, who was running for MK North, has given up his chances of becoming an MP after being offered an offseas contract he “couldn’t refuse”. His counterpart in the south, Vince Peddle, says UKIP more...


UKIP candidate for Hendon 'fearful' of British Muslims

Jewish Chronicle by Sandy Rashty | Friday, 3 April 2015

Ukip’s new parliamentary candidate for Hendon has denied he is Islamophobic, despite saying he is “fearful” of Britain’s Muslim community. Raymond Shamash was announced as the party’s candidate for the north-west London constituency on Monday. His appointment came following Jeremy Zeid’s resignation after he called on the Israeli government to kidnap Barack more...


Only Farage can save our precious bodily fluids from HIV

The Guardian by Martin Robbins | Friday, 3 April 2015

“Here’s a fact,” Farage bellowed at the only volume he ever speaks at, “and I’m sure that other people will be mortified that I dare to talk about it. There are 7,000 diagnoses in this country every year of people who are HIV positive. It’s not a good place for more...


UKIP’s Douglas Carswell refuses to back Farage’s HIV comments

Pink News by Naith Payton | Friday, 3 April 2015

Politician whose father diagnosed first HIV cases in Uganda refuses to be drawn on leader’s comments. During last night’s television debate, UKIP leader Nigel Farage said: “There are 7000 diagnoses in this country every year for people who are HIV positive, but 60 percent of them are not for British nationals. “I more...


Revealed: Nigel Farage planned Aids comment as part of 'shock and awful' TV debate strategy

The Telegraph by Matthew Holehouse, and Ben Riley-Smith | Friday, 3 April 2015

Nigel Farage’s suggestion that foreigners with HIV should not be treated on the NHS was a carefully planned move to fire up Ukip’s core vote, under a strategy insiders have dubbed “shock and awful”. Mr Farage discussed whether to deploy statistics showing that sixty per cent of newly-diagnosed HIV patients are more...


Ukip candidate backed death penalty and wanted to 'coach' immigrants to live in the UK

Salisbury Journal by Alex Rennie | Thursday, 2 April 2015

BRINGING back the death penalty, ending child benefit for mothers with more than two children and coaching immigrants to live in the UK were just some of the policies of Salisbury’s Ukip candidate at the last election. In 2010 Paul Martin stood for The Middle England Party, which stood solely in more...


UKIP councillor fails to apologise for jibe

Oldham Chronicle by Robbie Gill | Thursday, 2 April 2015

UKIP Councillor Warren Bates will be censured by Oldham Council after a report found him to have bullied and insulted a veteran soldier. Oldham Council’s standards committee claimed Councillor Bates breached its code of conduct in the way he spoke to 84-year-old John Crompton, chairman of Failsworth Historical Society. Council Leader Jim more...


Why are there fewer kids playing football in the street? Because of immigration, says Ukip

The Independent by Matt Dathan | Thursday, 2 April 2015

Kids are less likely to play football on the street nowadays due to mass immigration, according to Ukip’s campaign chief. Patrick O’Flynn, a Ukip MEP, said “uncontrolled” immigration had led to families fearful for their children’s safety when playing on the street. Neighbours were less likely to know each other – another more...


Boss of Freshtime, one of Boston's biggest businesses, slams UKIP leader Nigel Farage

Lincolnshire Echo by Rob Rowlands | Thursday, 2 April 2015

The managing director of Freshtime has dismissed as "rubbish" comments by Nigel Farage that Boston is segregated. The UKIP leader said on the Today programme that children were not playing on the streets in the town because communities were segregated. The comments have sparked fury in the town. And Mark Newton, who is more...


UKIP candidate refuses to talk about racist Facebook posts claims

Oxford Mail by Matt Oliver | Thursday, 2 April 2015

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched into racist and homophobic comments posted on the Facebook page of an Oxford UK Independence Party parliamentary candidate. Pressure group Hope Not Hate claimed Alan Harris, the UKIP prospective parliamentary candidate for Oxford West and Abingdon, posted the messages on Facebook between 2011 and 2013. Last night more...


UKIP regional organiser for Wales John Atkinson resigns

ITV by Adrian Masters | Wednesday, 1 April 2015

UKIP's regional organiser for Wales has resigned but is insisting that his decision is about workload and nothing to do with recent problems within the party here. John Atkinson has played an increasingly prominent role in the party which has seen support grow in recent years. He oversaw UKIP's European Election more...