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Police now 'looking into circumstances' of UKIP v Labour dispute in Retford

Retford Times by . | Friday, 30 May 2014

Notts Police are continuing to investigate an allegation of assault against a Labour councilllor during an argument with UKIP members in Retford. Earlier this month UKIP's East Midlands MEP Roger Helmer was surprised by a group of local Labour politicians during a campaign visit to the town. The UKIP delegation were sitting more...


Police investigate ex-UKIP councillor who called gay people ‘poofs’ and ‘perverts’

Pink News by Scott Roberts | Friday, 30 May 2014

West Mercia Police has launched an investigation into the homophobic comments of former UKIP councillor Dave Small. Mr Small was expelled from the party on Wednesday, just days after he was elected to Reditch Borough Council. Ahead of last Friday’s election, Mr Small wrote on Facebook: “Why on earth is this useless more...


UKIP candidate: party shouldn't stand in Hounslow next year

Get West London by Robert Cumber | Thursday, 29 May 2014

UKIP should not stand at the general elections in Hounslow next year, the leader of the party's local group has said. Colin Botterill, Hounslow UKIP group leader, said Feltham and Heston was probably unwinnable and he didn't want to 'water down' the Conservative vote in Brentford and Islewort'h. Despite UKIP's success nationally more...


UKIP chairman who tweeted that London is being 'ethnically cleansed' claims backlash proves freedom of speech is dead

Get West London by John Shammas | Thursday, 29 May 2014

An under-fire UK Independence Party (UKIP) chairman who said that London is being 'ethnically cleansed' claims attacks against him prove: "Freedom of speech is now dead." Jeremy Zeid, UKIP chairman for the London borough of Harrow, took to social media website Twitter yesterday after a visit to Ilford, in north east more...


Gay Ukip MEP David Coburn in Homophobic Storm Over Same-Sex Marriage Claim

by Dominic Gover | Wednesday, 28 May 2014

A newly-elected gay Ukip MEP has stoked controversy by condemning gay marriage, less than a week into his new job. David Coburn is facing criticism after he suggested the successful campaign for equal marriage rights for homosexuals was nothing more than "picking a fight" with religion. Coburn is Scotland's first-ever Ukip MEP more...


UKIP's Farage meets Italy's 5-Star leader Grillo in Brussels

Reuters by . | Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Nigel Farage, UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader, met with Beppe Grillo, who heads Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, on Wednesday in Brussels to discuss a potential alliance between Eurosceptic parties in the European Parliament. Both groups performed strongly in last weekend's European Parliament vote, with UKIP topping all rivals in Britain and more...


Pact-talks claim by TUV and Ukip

The Newsletter by . | Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Two of the smaller unionist parties who performed strongly in the European election have issued a joint statement staking a claim to inter-party talks about a unionist election pact. The TUV and Ukip polled more than 100,000 votes between them, something which the parties said “sends out a very clear more...


UKIP refuse to discipline candidate John Kearney over anti-gay comments

Basingstoke Gazette by Jessica Bave | Thursday, 22 May 2014

A UKIP candidate fighting for a seat in today’s local elections will not be disciplined by the party despite making offensive comments about gay people on a blog – describing them as “prisoners who need freedom”. John Kearney, who is standing for the Winklebury seat for Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, more...


You’re one of us, Dutch xenophobe Geert Wilders tells Nigel Farage

The Times by Charles Bremner Gouda | Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Tall, with swept-back blonde hair and a tight black three-piece suit, Geert Wilders looks more rock star than politician as he salutes fans in the pretty high street of Gouda. This is a rare public outing for the leader of the Dutch anti-EU revolt before an expected surge to his cause more...


Ukip under fire after candidate says voters may not want MEPs to have 100% attendance record

Wales Online by David Williamson | Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Welsh Ukip candidate Nathan Gill yesterday insisted he was not interested in making the EU “work” after he came under fire for saying voters may not want their MEPs to have a “100% attendance record”. The Welsh Conservatives insisted EU reform required “heavy-lifting” to win the best deal for the UK more...


Nigel Farage attacked over Romanians 'slur'

BBC by BBC | Monday, 19 May 2014

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been criticised by politicians over comments he made about Romanian immigrants. Mr Farage said he thought people would be concerned if a group of Romanians moved in next door. Labour leader Ed Miliband said the comments were a "racial slur", while Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg said more...


Wannabe Liverpool UKIP councillor wants Russian militia shipped in to 'clean up our city centres'

Liverpool Echo by Joshua Taylor | Sunday, 18 May 2014

A wannabe UK Independence Party (UKIP) councillor called for Russian militia to be shipped into Britain to “clean up our city centres”. Austin Lucas, who hopes to become a councillor for Cressington in this Thursday’s local elections, also heaped praise on Russian president Vladimir Putin, saying: “At least he loves his more...


Ukip chairwoman Janice Atkinson who called for protesters who ‘hurl abuse’ to be arrested caught swearing at anti-racism activists

The Independent by Adam Withnall | Sunday, 18 May 2014

A senior Ukip MEP candidate who last week called for abusive protesters to be arrested by police has been caught on camera swearing at a group of local activists. Janice Atkinson, who is the party’s South East chair and described herself as Nigel Farage’s “number two”, was pictured raising her middle more...


BNP faces inquiry over election leaflet drop

Liverpool Echo | Sunday, 18 May 2014

The British National Party (BNP) is facing a probe over claims some of its leaflets breached election law. Voters contacted police after BNP Euro election pamphlets were delivered in Liverpool without containing the postal addresses of both the printer and the party - a legal requirement. Voter Sarah Evans, from Tranmere, who more...


UKIP candidate appears to not know seat he is standing for in Crawley council elections

Crawley News by Chris Ballinger | Friday, 16 May 2014

A UKIP candidate for next week's Crawley Borough Council elections appears to be unsure of what ward he is standing for. Leading up to every council election the Crawley News invites each candidate to explain why voters should put their faith in them to do the best for the area. Steven Wade, more...


Ukip MEP threatens to prosecute anti-racism group

politics.co.uk by Adam Bienkov | Friday, 16 May 2014

Ukip has warned anti-racism campaigners that they face prosecution if they go ahead with a planned meeting about the party. The Movement Against Xenophobia plans to hold a meeting titled "Stop Scapegoating Immigrants" on Monday, focusing on Ukip's "vicious and racist" campaign against immigration. However, Ukip have written to the group complaining more...


Ukip pressured me to take down a tweet – and now I'm really up for a fight

The Guardian by Michael Abberton | Wednesday, 14 May 2014

It was Saturday afternoon, and I was in the middle of watching a rather bad film when I was distracted by a young police officer peering through my net curtains. What happened next was even more bizarre. Two police officers, while reminding me on several occasions that I had nothing more...


South Yorkshire Police ask for EDL cash

The Sheffield Star by . | Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Police chiefs in South Yorkshire are to ask the Home Office for funding to pay for EDL policing operations in Rotherham. The English Defence League has threatened to return to Rotherham ‘on a very regular basis’ following a rally in the town on Saturday – which cost around £500,000 to more...


UKIP candidate's name to remain on ballot paper despite quitting after tweets about Lenny Henry

This Is Local London by Chalie Peat | Wednesday, 14 May 2014

A UKIP councillor who quit the party after messages posted on Twitter about black comedian Lenny Henry will still appear on ballot papers next week. William Henwood’s name will still appear on the ballot paper at the Enfield Council elections on Thursday, May 22, because his withdrawal was too late. Enfield Borough more...


Race row erupts after Brent UKIP candidate slates Muslims in ranting email

Brent & Kilburtn Times by Myron Jobson | Wednesday, 14 May 2014

A UKIP candidate in Brent has been drawn into a race row after he lambasted Muslims in a ranting email to planning chiefs. Heino Vockrodt, who is standing for the Dudden Hill seat on May 22, accused Muslims of grooming sex slaves, compared a Willesden road to war torn Helmand more...


Dutch populist still hopes for Farage-Le Pen alliance

Global Post by . | Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Dutch populist Geert Wilders said Wednesday he still hopes to bring Britain's anti-EU leader Nigel Farage into an alliance with France's Marine Le Pen despite her party's perceived anti-Semitism. Anti-immigration and anti-Brussels politician Wilders said it was still possible that Farage's United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) and Le Pen's National Front more...


UKIP supporter 'duped' into voting for rival party

Bucks Free Press by Simon Farr | Wednesday, 14 May 2014

A UKIP supporter claims he was 'duped' into voting for an obscure party with a similar name. Wycombe resident Stephen Boyes said he was ‘frustrated and annoyed’ after realising he and his wife voted for An Independence from Europe Party instead of the UK Independence Party. Incensed and concerned other voters could more...


Ukip faces scandal over ‘cash for Euro seats’

The Times by Billy Kenber and Alexi Mostrous | Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Ukip faces a “cash-for-Euro-seats” scandal after forcing MEPs to donate large sums and threatening to bar those who refused from standing again, its former deputy leader says. Ex-Ukip insiders have also raised concerns that the party favoured wealthy MEP candidates before this month’s European elections. Two leading candidates for the May 22 more...


Call for Farage apology as Romanian and Bulgarian migrants fall

The Times by Richard Ford | Wednesday, 14 May 2014

The number of Romanian and Bulgarians working in the UK has fallen since labour market restrictions were lifted, figures showed today, prompting calls for Nigel Farage to apologise for scaremongering. Official statistics show that the number of migrants from both countries working in Britain fell by 4,000 to 140,000 in the more...


Roger Helmer accused of taking young female researcher to a strip club and threatens to 'trash' her reputation

The Mail by Paul Calahan | Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Roger Helmer, a married MEP who is standing in next month’s Newark by-election, took Alexandra Swann, then 24, to the Manhattan bar in Brussels, she claims. Miss Swann says she was made to feel ‘deeply uncomfortable’ by the 70-year-old’s behaviour, but felt unable to speak out for fear of losing her more...


Ukip’s lazy MEPs miss crucial votes that would help Britons

The Times by David Charter | Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Ukip is the laziest party in Europe when it comes to turning up to vote in the European parliament, according to an analysis of participation. MEPs from the anti-EU party took part in only six out of ten votes in the main chamber from 2009 to 2014, compared with nearly nine more...


Inquiry called for after far-right group hands out Army bibles

The Herald by Gerry Braiden | Wednesday, 14 May 2014

A Scottish Government minister has called for an investigation into how a group of far-right activists secured the British Army bibles they handed out during an 'invasion' of mosques at the weekend. Representatives of Britain First, whose leadership are former members of the British National Party and which is contesting more...


Strip public of the vote says Ukip candidate

politics.co.uk by Adam Bienkov | Tuesday, 13 May 2014

The decision to extend the vote to middle class people and women in the nineteenth century was a mistake which should be reversed, a Ukip candidate has suggested. Magnus Nielsen, who is standing for the party in West Hampstead said the UK should start reducing the number of people entitled to more...


British Asian UKIP youth leader quits 'racist' and 'terrifying' Ukip

The Telegraph by Georgia Graham | Tuesday, 13 May 2014

A British Asian leader of Ukip’s youth wing has quit the party, branding it “racist” and “terrifying”. Sanya-Jeet Thandi, who had been introduced at Ukip’s party conference as a future leader, said the party has abandoned its core supporters and now appealed to the “stupidity of ignorant anti-immigrant voters for electoral more...


Ukip free speech row: Police 'tell blogger to take down' legitimate facts taken from official Eurosceptic party policy

The Independent by Adam Withnall | Monday, 12 May 2014

A blogger who tweeted a series of “facts-checks” about Ukip policy has become the centre of a freedom of speech row after he was reportedly visited by police following a complaint from one of the party’s members. Officers reportedly asked Green party member Michael Abberton to “take down” tweets in which more...


Six men in court over English Defence League violence outside Nuneaton pub

Coventry Telegraph by . | Sunday, 11 May 2014

Six men have appeared in court following an incident in which English Defence League supporters were involved in violence outside a Nuneaton town centre pub. The men were arrested after police turned up to deal with fights which broke out in Bridge Street, Nuneaton, and in the doorway of the George more...


Nigel Farage's alleged mistress Annabelle Fuller - "he was my boss not my lover"

The Mirror by Nick Owens | Sunday, 11 May 2014

The woman accused of being Nigel Farage’s secret mistress has broken her silence to insist: “He was my boss, not my lover.” Annabelle Fuller claims the rumours were engineered by people “determined to bring the UKIP leader down”. She says she still regularly talks to Mr Farage since quitting her spin doctor more...


Far right group vow to protect Nigel Farage

The Edinburgh News by . | Friday, 9 May 2014

A far right group has said it will step up security for Ukip leader Nigel Farage’s visit to Edinburgh tonight by deploying armoured vehicles and ex-military personnel to protect him. Britain First, which is fielding its own candidates in the European elections, said it was not prepared to allow “fellow more...


Leeds UKIP candidate ‘liked’ Nazi war criminals on Facebook

The Yorkshire Post by . | Thursday, 8 May 2014

A Leeds UKIP candidate ‘liked’ Nazi war criminals on his Facebook page, it emerged today. John Withill, who is standing as a UKIP candidate in the Armley ward of Leeds, created a section on his public Facebook page listing a collection of ‘inspirational people.’ The move has attracted condemnation from anti-facist campaigners more...


BNP Leader Nick Griffin Slurred 'Jews and Paki' Police Officers While His House Was Searched

The IBT by Dominic Gover | Thursday, 8 May 2014

British National Party leader Nick Griffin hailed police officers searching his home for not being "Jews or Pakis" like their colleagues in London. Griffin made the remarks at his property in Welshpool, near the England/Wales border, in the late 1990s, while officers looked for material during an investigation into a Neo-Nazi more...


Student protest over MEP Bloom debating women's rights

The Northern Echo by . | Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Students are planning to protest as outspoken MEP Godfrey Bloom takes part in a debate on women’s rights later this week. Mr Bloom is now an independent MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, having been stripped of the Ukip party whip last September after he referred to women at the party’s more...


Bangor men jailed for 'vile, unprovoked' racist attack on Kuwaiti student

The Daily Post by . | Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Two men have been jailed for a racial attack on an asylum seeker in a Bangor street which left him with a broken nose. Judge Niclas Parry, sitting at Mold Crown Court, said that the aggravating features of “this disgraceful incident” were obvious. “This was a vicious, unprovoked attack, late at night, more...


Tories complain after being “stoned by UKIP supporters” in Thurrock

Your Thurrock by . | Tuesday, 6 May 2014

A Conservative activist has hit out after he claims that Tory campaigners had stones thrown at them whilst out canvassing in Thurrock. YT understands that Amandeep Singh Bhogal was out with Thurrock MP, Jackie Doyle Price and other campaigners in West Thurrock on Saturday morning when they were met with a more...


Nigel Farage to face protestors at Capital rally

Edinburgh Evening News by David O'Leary | Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Protestors have announced plans to picket Ukip leader’s Nigel Farage upcoming visit to the Capital – after causing him to barricade himself in a pub the last time. The controversial politician is billed to attend a Ukip rally at the Corn Exchange on ‚Ä®Friday. Demonstrators have made clear their intention to more...


Complaints made to Leicestershire County Council over UKIP leaflets

The Leicester Mercury by . | Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Complaints have been made to Leicestershire County Council after UKIP leaflets were delivered to homes inside copies of the authority's magazine. Leicestershire Matters is sent to 280,000 homes by County Hall. Some copies of the latest edition have been delivered with a UKIP flyer about the forthcoming European elections folded inside along more...


UKIP candidate in Stockport suspended

by . | Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Ukip candidate in Stockport has been suspended over offensive comments Nigel Farage said were "entirely inconsistent" with being a member of the party. Harry Perry posted comments on Twitter describing David Cameron as a "gay-loving nutcase", calling Muslims "devil's kids" and homosexuality "an abomination before god". Read the story in full here more...


'Deplorable' tweets posted by UKIP candidate were 'banter'

Get Surrey by Eleanor Davis | Tuesday, 6 May 2014

The Twitter feed of a 19-year-old UKIP election candidate has been reported to Runnymede Borough Council’s Electoral Services for comments deemed to be racist and sexist. James Elgar, of Brox Road, Ottershaw, has been selected to stand in Egham Hythe ward in local elections on Thursday May 22, despite reports from more...


Europe's far-right parties eyeing up Ukip

Politics.co.uk by Alex Stevenson | Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Europe's far-right politicians are already wooing Nigel Farage in a bid to create a far-right group in the next European parliament. Geert Wilders, the leader of the Dutch Freedom party, has said he hopes Ukip will be persuaded to join a 'European Freedom Alliance' voting bloc after this year's European elections. He more...


Vandals deface tyre wall with UKIP support message

This is Cheshire by . | Tuesday, 6 May 2014

A TYRE wall, which sparked outrage from residents after it was built, has now been defaced by vandals with a message of support for The UK Independence Party. A graffiti message has recently been scrawled onto the tyres, urging onlookers to vote for the Eurosceptic party. Mike Hannon, deputy leader of Warrington more...


SDL Members Convicted For Mosque Attack

by Simon Cressy | Sunday, 4 May 2014

Two Scottish Defence League members have been convicted of throwing bacon into an Edinburgh Mosque and wrapping it round the door handles. Chelsea Lambie from Paisley and Douglas Cruikshank from Galashiels were found guilty of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause fear and alarm. The attack on the more...


Mosques bomb plot: Birkenhead man convicted of terrorism offence

BBC Online | Thursday, 1 May 2014

Police found a homemade improvised explosive, a replica Nazi uniform and plans to bomb mosques and Islamic centres in a raid on his Prenton home. Forman, who denied the offence, will be sentenced on 1 May. Fireworks hobby Police said concerns were raised about Forman by colleagues at a glass recycling firm in more...