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Douglas Carswell says Nigel Farage was 'mean-spirited and wrong' about HIV

The Telegraph by Steven Swinford | Sunday, 31 May 2015

Ukip's only MP has said Nigel Farage was "mean-spirited" and "wrong" to suggest that foreign patients with HIV should not be treated on the NHS. Douglas Carswell said that Ukip has to ask "awkward questions of itself" after failing to secure more seats at the general election. He said that the "tone more...


Ukip Peer Lord Pearson Asks If The Government Will Back A Draw Mohammed Competition

Huffington Post by Owen Bennett | Saturday, 30 May 2015

A former Ukip leader has asked the Government if it will support a Prophet Mohammed drawing competition, less than a month after gunman opened fire at a similar event in the US. Lord Pearson of Rannoch, who led the anti-EU party between 2009 and 2010, formally submitted the question to the more...


EDL members jailed for their parts in mass brawl at Sheffield pub

Sheffield Star by Chris Burn | Saturday, 30 May 2015

Two men associated with the English Defence League have been jailed following a ‘very serious and frightening’ mass brawl at a Sheffield city centre pub. The fight at The Howard pub on Howard Street near Sheffield railway station involved members of the EDL and Unite Against Fascism and took place in more...


Police investigate new Southampton MP’s election behaviour

Southern Daily Echo by James Franklin | Saturday, 30 May 2015

POLICE are looking into claims Southampton's newest MP gave information to UKIP's candidate to beat his Labour rival. Royston Smith denies allegations that he handed the names and addresses of people believed to be Labour voters who could switch to UKIP, but has admitted giving him some publicly-accessible information on the more...


Kellie Maloney: Nigel Farage made jokes about me when I came out as transgender

Pink News by Nick Duffy | Friday, 29 May 2015

Kellie Maloney has accused UKIP leader Nigel Farage of making jokes at her expense after she came out as transgender. The boxing promoter and former UK Independence Party candidate came out as transgender last August, and gave a speech at the party’s Spring Conference earlier this year. However, Ms Maloney has recently more...


Ukip failed by not focusing on local issues, says their only MP

Kent Online by Neill Barston | Thursday, 28 May 2015

Ukip’s only MP has denied a rift with leader Nigel Farage, but admits the party failed to connect with voters in Kent on key local issues. In an interview before his appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions recorded in Faversham, Douglas Carswell said the party’s general election candidates should have more...


Ex-BNP councillor's nomination as Deputy Lord Mayor criticised

Stoke Sentinel by . | Tuesday, 26 May 2015

ANTI-RACIST campaigners have condemned the nomination of a former BNP parliamentary candidate as Deputy Lord Mayor. Melanie Baddeley, who also served as a BNP councillor, is set to appointed Deputy Lord Mayor at tomorrow's annual council meeting – meaning she could become Stoke-on-Trent's first citizen in 12 months. Mrs Baddeley, who lost more...


Ukip MEP Janice Atkinson still sitting with party in Brussels despite being expelled for fraud

The Independent by Jamie Merrill | Tuesday, 26 May 2015

A disgraced Ukip MEP who was expelled amid allegations of expenses fraud is still sitting with the anti-EU party in Brussels, prompting claims she has been “secretly” kept on to maintain its access to EU funds. Janice Atkinson MEP was thrown out of Ukip in March and is facing a police more...


UKIP’s Deputy Chairman Is Really “Depressed” With Having To Defend Offensive Candidates

BuzzFeed News by Jamie Ross | Tuesday, 26 May 2015

UKIP’s deputy chairman has said her party’s candidate selection process is broken, leaving her with the “depressing” task on going on TV to constantly defend outbursts from the party’s members. In a Reddit AMA, Evans, who was linked to an attempted leadership coup against Nigel Farage earlier this month, was also more...


Sandi Toksvig compares Nigel Farage to Adolf Hitler

Pink News by Joe Williams | Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Veteran broadcaster Sandi Toksvig has said she “hated” the UKIP leader whilst speaking at this year’s Hay festival. Out comedian Toksvig was attending the festival to discuss her plans to create a new political party for women’s equality. She appeared at the festival at the weekend to explain her reasons for entering more...


Ukip group leader in Tendring quits his post a week into the job

Clacton Gazette by James Dwan | Tuesday, 26 May 2015

THE leader of the Ukip group on Tendring Council is believed to have quit his post a week into the job. Mick Skeels was appointed as leader of the group by the party’s 22 councillors. However, it is understood he has quit the role after the group voted against forming a coalition more...


Ukip boss under pressure over affair claims from former rising star

The Telegraph by Ben Riley-Smith | Monday, 25 May 2015

One of Ukip’s most senior figures is under pressure to resign after claims he had an affair with a rising star in the party. David Soutter, Ukip head of candidates and a married father of two, has been reportedly spotted kissing Natasha Bolter, a 39-year-old former candidate. Ms Bolter told the Mail more...


Ukip investigates Thanet councillor Bertie Braidwood over 'offensive' Instagram posting

Kent Online by . | Sunday, 24 May 2015

A newly-elected Ukip councillor in Thanet is being investigated over posting 'potentially offensive material' on his Instagram account, it is reported. Bertie Braidwood, a member of Ukip-controlled Thanet Councillor, posted a picture of gollies on his Instagram account, the BBC report says. Cllr Braidwood, who represents the Westgate-on-Sea ward, is vice-chair more...


UKIP leader in Coventry resigns to join another party

Coventry Telegraph by Simon Gilbert | Friday, 22 May 2015

The leader of UKIP in Coventry has resigned and revealed to the Telegraph that he has already joined another party. Mark Taylor stood for UKIP in Coventry South during the General Election and finished third, pulling in nearly 6,000 votes. But he has now left the party, despite recently being re-installed as more...


West Lancs Ukip candidate Jack Sen joins the BNP and admits he agrees with parts of national socialism

Liverpool Echo by Joshua Taylor | Thursday, 21 May 2015

A UKIP candidate who got more than 6,000 votes in the General Election before being booted from the party for “anti-Semitic slurs” has outed himself as a BNP supporter. Jack Sen, who increased UKIP’s vote share by 240% in West Lancashire in this month’s General Election, said Nick Griffin’s former party more...


Losing candidate quits Ukip over Farage leadership wrangle

Telegraph & Argus by Claire Wild | Wednesday, 20 May 2015

A UKIP politician in Bradford has quit the party, citing the row over Nigel Farage's leadership as one of his reasons for leaving. Mohammed 'Harry' Boota (pictured) had stood as Ukip's Parliamentary candidate for Bradford West in the General Election, coming fourth in the contest. Yesterday, he said he had left the more...


Bristol porn movie mogul Johnny Rockard suspended by UKIP after adult video row

Bristol Post by Ian Onions | Wednesday, 20 May 2015

A senior UKIP official in Bristol who is also a porn movie producer has been suspended from his post in the party amid a row over one of his adult films. John Langley - otherwise known as Johnny Rockard - was asked to resign as vice chairman of the Bristol party more...


Watch Belgian MEP mocking Nigel Farage for returning after failed resignation

Evening Standard by RAMZY ALWAKEEL | Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Senior MEPs today mocked Ukip leader Nigel Farage upon his return to the European Parliament, reminding him he had broken his "very important promise" to resign. Belgian MEP Guy Verhofstadt, who leads the ALDE (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe) group at Strasbourg, welcomed Mr Farage by calling him "a more...


6 reasons that prove Nigel Farage's claim Ukip is 100% united is 100% wrong

The Independent by Matt Dathan | Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Nigel Farage told the Today programme that Ukip is “100 per cent united,” despite one of the most tumultuous weeks in its 22-year history as the party descended into civil war. There are plenty of reasons why the evergreen Ukip leader is 100 per cent wrong - we've picked out the more...


Ukip's Policy Chief Suzanne Evans Resigns Amid 'Plotters Purge'

Huffington Post by Aubrey Allegretti | Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Ukip's deputy chairman, Suzanne Evans, has resigned her senior role as policy chief after a week of bitter in-fighting in the party and behind-the-back briefings against leader Nigel Farage. Evans, who was hailed by many in Ukip as a leader-in-waiting and took charge of the party's 2015 election manifesto, released a more...


Suzanne Evans 'to be replaced by Mark Reckless' in Nigel Farage's purge of the Ukip plotters

The Telegraph by Christopher Hope | Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Suzanne Evans, the deputy chairman of the UK Independence Party, is set to be replaced by former Tory MP Mark Reckless as part of Nigel Farage’s purge of alleged plotters. Ukip confirmed that Miss Evans, who wrote the party’s election manifesto, has lost her paid policy development brief as Mr Farage more...


Ukip is an absolute monarchy and King Nigel has crushed the Peasants' Revolt

The Telegraph by James Kirkup | Tuesday, 19 May 2015

So, farewell then, Patrick O’Flynn. The Ukip MEP has quit as economics spokesman and apologised to Nigel Farage for, well, everything. Here’s a section from his statement: “I would like to express to colleagues my sincere regret at going public with my frustrations about the turn of events following polling day. more...


MEP Patrick O'Flynn quits as economic spokesman and apologises to 'snarling' Nigel Farage

The Mirror by Dan Bloom | Tuesday, 19 May 2015

The Ukip MEP who branded Nigel Farage 'snarling' and 'thin-skinned' has quit his senior job with a grovelling apology - claiming he didn't mean it. Patrick O'Flynn was Farage's campaign manager but caused a violent rift when helaunched an attack last week in a newspaper article. He said the party was in more...


Ukip candidate suspended over online race row

Wigan Today by Andrew Nowell | Tuesday, 19 May 2015

A WIGAN election candidate is under investigation by his party after a string of vile racially motivated comments were made on his Facebook page. Derek Wilkes, who stood for Ukip in Douglas ward during this month’s council elections, sparked outrage after the internet postings were highlighted by campaign group Hope Not more...


Former Portsmouth Ukip candidate says Nigel Farage is ‘damaged goods’

Portsmouth News by Ben Fishwick | Monday, 18 May 2015

A FORMER Ukip parliamentary candidate for Portsmouth South has said the party leader Nigel Farage must go. Douglas Denny, dropped from the Portsmouth South candidacy by the national party, said Mr Farage has an ‘aggressive shouty personality’ and has ‘had his day’. It comes as Councillor Steve Hastings quit the party group more...


Medway Ukip councillor Mark Joy resigns blaming Farage leadership u-turn

Kent Online by . | Monday, 18 May 2015

One of Medway's four new Ukip councillors has sensationally resigned from the party just days after being elected. Cllr Mark Joy won his seat in Strood South in the Medway Council polls - one of four new members of the anti-EU party. But rumours were rife over the weekend that he more...


Ukip's only MP Douglas Carswell says Nigel Farage should 'take a break'

The Independent by Alexander Ward | Saturday, 16 May 2015

One of Ukip’s most visible figures, Douglas Carswell, has made a public attack on Nigel Farage’s position as leader after a week of internal party fighting, saying that he should "take a break". Mr Carswell, who was the only member of Ukip to be elected to Parliament earlier this month, thanked more...


Ukip spy who infiltrated protest group 'tried to encourage abuse of Farage'

The Guardian by Rowena Mason | Saturday, 16 May 2015

Ukip sent a spy to obtain “information from the inside” on an anti-Nigel Farage protest group, where campaigners say he tried to encourage activists to deface posters and heckle outside meetings. The party admitted that it had sent an informant into the Thanet branch of the “Stand Up to Ukip” group more...


Nigel Farage claims 'one senior figure' is trying to turn Ukip against him in extraordinary rant

The Mirror by Dan Bloom | Friday, 15 May 2015

Nigel Farage has claimed 'one senior figure' is trying to turn Ukip against him in an extraordinary rant outside his Kent home. The Ukip leader refused to name his rival - but claimed the mystery man is behind a string of high-profile challenges to his leadership. Farage announced his resignation only to more...


Ex-UKIP MEP guilty of £500,000 expenses fraud

ITV by . | Friday, 15 May 2015

A former Ukip MEP from Hampshire has been found guilty of fraudulently claiming almost £500,000 in European Parliament expenses. A jury at London's Southwark Crown Court took an hour and 42 minutes to find Ashley Mote, 79, guilty of 12 fraud-related offences and of using the gains to fund his court more...


Nigel Farage ‘never resigned’ from Ukip in ‘stitch up’

The Spectator by Isabel Hardman | Friday, 15 May 2015

It has been alleged that Nigel Farage never formally resigned from Ukip as part of what party sources have told the Spectator was a stitch up to avoid a leadership contest. It is claimed that the Ukip leader never wrote a letter to the party’s chairman tendering his resignation. He told more...


'Wrong Un' Farage Aide 'Sacked' By UKIP

Sky News by . | Thursday, 14 May 2015

It comes after UKIP election chief Patrick O'Flynn told Sky News that Mr Farage was being advised by "wrong uns". Just a few hours later Mr Kassam confirmed to Sky News that he had left the party and that there was "no doubt" Mr O'Flynn had been referring to him. more...


Nigel Farage admits he has 'lost confidence of the party' as his leadership stands on the brink

The Independent by Nigel Morris | Thursday, 14 May 2015

Nigel Farage admitted he had lost the confidence of his party as his leadership descended into crisis after Ukip was convulsed by faction-fighting, demands for his resignation and recriminations over its general election campaign. Farage loyalists last night issued declarations of support for him in a co-ordinated attempt to shore up more...


MEPs 'forced to sign' letter backing Farage

BBC by Norman Smith | Thursday, 14 May 2015

Supporters of Nigel Farage have been accused of forcing the party's 22 MEPs to sign a letter backing the UKIP leader. However, it's understood considerable pressure was placed on the MEPs to sign the letter, which is due to be published shortly. One said they were left in no doubt that if more...


Nigel Farage advisers quit as Ukip descends into civil war

The Guardian by Rowena Mason | Thursday, 14 May 2015

Two aides to the Ukip leader, Nigel Farage, have been forced out as the party became gripped by rancorous infighting. Ukip confirmed on Thursday that Raheem Kassam, Farage’s senior adviser, and Matthew Richardson, the party secretary, would no longer represent it. Both aides have been blamed by senior party figures for more...


Ukip donor Arron Banks calls for Douglas Carswell, Suzanne Evans and Patrick O’Flynn to leave the party

New Statesman by Tim Wigmore | Thursday, 14 May 2015

With every hour the civil war at the top of Ukip intensifies. Now Arron Banks, a top Ukip donor who has given £1m to the party this year, has warned that “if Nigel left I would be the first one out of the door”. Banks has called on Douglas Carswell, more...


'No electoral fraud' in Nigel Farage-contested Thanet South seat

BBC by BBC | Wednesday, 13 May 2015

"No evidence" of electoral fraud has been found in the Thanet South seat contested in the general election by Nigel Farage, police have said. The UKIP leader failed to win the seat, losing out to Conservative candidate Craig Mackinlay. Kent Police said initial investigations were prompted by contact from outside the county more...


Ukip admits internal row between Nigel Farage and Douglas Carswell is 'ongoing'

The Independent by Matt Dathan | Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Ukip has admitted its internal row over whether to accept millions of pounds in taxpayer funds is “ongoing” as its leader Nigel Farage and the party’s only MP Douglas Carswell attempt to come to an agreement on the matter. The party is entitled to an annual sum of £650,000 of “short more...


Farage's fake promise to quit shows he's as slippery as any politician

Politics.co.uk by Ian Dunt | Tuesday, 12 May 2015

So it was all a ruse. Every time Nigel Farage said he would quit if he didn't win South Thanet, he was making it up. The Ukip leader never intended to step down. He was going to go through the formalities, orchestrate an event which allowed him to remain in more...


UKIP former councillor quits party, criticising 'nasty soundbites'

Get Surrey by Henry Bodkin | Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Former Waverley Borough councillor Elliot Nichols has announced he has quit UKIP, branding his decision two years ago to defect from the Conservatives a 'grave error of judgement'. The 26-year-old, who did not stand for re-election in his Farnham Firgrove ward, told Get Surrey he was 'proud' to rectify his mistake more...


UKIP lose first member just hours after the election

Boston Target by Daniel Janes | Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Former-UKIP member Barrie Pierpoint has confirmed he will be continuing his position as an Independent following a dispute with the party just hours after his election. UKIP spokesman Sue Ransome told the Standard that Mr Piepoint, who was elected to the Old Leake and Wrangle ward following Thursday’s election, had been more...


Douglas Carswell refuses to endorse Nigel Farage's return as Ukip leader

The Independent by Lewis Smith | Tuesday, 12 May 2015

UKIP’s sole MP has caused consternation by refusing to endorseNigel Farage’s return as the party’s leader. Douglas Carswell was asked repeatedly if he supported the decision to keep Mr Farage as leader but declined to respond directly. The MP for Clacton was one of the panellists at a question and answer session more...


Polish presidential candidate who allied with Ukip calls for legalisation of child porn

Metro by Nicholas Reilly | Monday, 11 May 2015

A presidential candidate in the Polish elections whose party allied with Ukip in the European Parliament has called for the legalisation of child pornography. Janusz Korwin-Mikke, who lost yesterday’s election, said that child abusers should be ‘severely punished’, and added that pornography not created as a product of child abuse should more...


Nigel Farage: Ukip rejects leader's resignation

The Independent by Matt Dathen | Monday, 11 May 2015

Nigel Farage will stay on as Ukip leader, despite announcing he would stand down after failing to be elected as an MP in last week’s election. His resignation was “unanimously rejected” by Ukip’s National Executive Committee after canvassing the views of Ukip members, who “overwhelmingly” wanted him to remain in place.  more...


Portsmouth Ukip councillor defects back to Tories

Portsmouth News by . | Monday, 11 May 2015

THE deputy leader of the Ukip group on Portsmouth City Council has defected to the Conservatives. Councillor Steve Hastings, formerly a member of the Tory party for 30 years, has represented the Baffins Ward as a member of UKIP since May 2014. He says that his reason for moving to UKIP originally more...


BNP sees 99.7% drop in votes in 2015 general election, party all but wiped out

by Christopher Hooton | Saturday, 9 May 2015

The British National Party has received just 1,667 in the 2015 UK general election, a vast drop from 2010 when it garnered 563,743. The far-right party fielded just eight candidates this election, securing zero MPs and being beaten by Cannabis Is Safer Than Alcohol and Monster Raving Loony Party. It was the more...


'Ukip supporters' intimidating voters in South Thanet, says Labour

The Guardian by Rajeev Syal and Ben Quinn | Thursday, 7 May 2015

Activists claiming to be Ukip supporters in the party’s key target seat of South Thanet have been reported to the police by Labour for intimidation and verbal abuse, police confirmed on Thursday. As the closely fought battle for the Kent constituency moves into its final hours, supporters aligning themselves to Nigel more...


Ted Bennett: UKIP candidate claims drowning migrants are 'Islamic State warriors' and brands Romanians 'scum people'

The Mirror by Russell Myers , Lee Sorrell | Thursday, 7 May 2015

A UKIP candidate fighting for election in the same constituency as Nigel Farage has claimed desperate refugees dying in the Mediterranean were actually “Islamic State warriors”. Ted Bennett also rallied against Romanians as “scum” in a series of outrageous comments to Mirror investigators while on the campaign trail with the Ukip more...


UKIP leader Nigel Farage accused of homophobia 'after video shows him using word fag'

The Mirror by Piers Eady | Thursday, 7 May 2015

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has been accused of homophobia after a video surfaced of him making a joke using the word ‘fag’ as Best Man at his brother’s wedding. The video from July 2001 shows Mr Farage cracking a joke about the death of a man at TV star Michael Barrymore’s more...


Labour activist reportedly assaulted by Ukip supporter in South Thanet

Kent News by Jamie Weir | Wednesday, 6 May 2015

A Labour Party supporter in South Thanet has reportedly been punched after criticising Ukip leader and candidate, Nigel Farage. Local artist and supporter of Will Scobie - Labour’s candidate in the constituency - Dan Thompson confronted Mr Farage while he was out campaigning in Margate at around 2pm this afternoon. more...


Nigel Farage offers no policies for women, admits female Ukip candidate who is 'offended' by feminists

The Independent by Matt Dathan | Wednesday, 6 May 2015

A female Ukip candidate has admitted Nigel Farage offers "no policies" for women and said she is proud of the lack of feminists in the party. Melanie Hurst, who is fighting the North East constituency of Wansbeck for Ukip, told a regional party meeting that “feminists offend me”, claiming they take more...


UKIP candidate's 'crude and offensive' jokes are 'just banter'

Bolton News by Liam Thorp | Wednesday, 6 May 2015

A UKIP candidate has defended posting jokes and images described as “crude and offensive” on his Facebook page — saying they are just banter. The row comes as a war of words broke out in Bolton South East after Labour candidate Yasmin Qureshi labelled UKIP as racist. Jeff Armstrong, who is standing more...


Ukip Candidate ‘Outed’ As Former EDL Member

Morning Star by Conrad Landin | Wednesday, 6 May 2015

A Ukip candidate who has been linked to the far-right yesterday denied he had ever been a member of the English Defence League. Bradley Monk, who will stand for the party in south-east Cornwall in tomorrow’s general election, was alleged to been active in the anti-Muslim group by two independent sources. After more...


Mansfield candidate expelled from UKIP over far-right link

The Chad by . | Tuesday, 5 May 2015

A UKIP candidate in Mansfield whose name appeared on a list of BNP members has been expelled from the party. Sidney James Walker is set to contest the Newlands seat for Mansfield District Council in this week’s local election. But UKIP said that following an investigation, Mr Walker had been kicked out more...


UKIP's John Leathley 'ashamed' of Yasmin Alibhai-Brown slurs

BBC by . | Tuesday, 5 May 2015

A UKIP parliamentary candidate has "apologised unreservedly" for posting offensive remarks about a female journalist. John Leathley used sexually explicit language about the British Muslim journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown on an online forum. Mr Leathley is the UKIP parliamentary candidate in Tony Blair's former seat of Sedgefield, County Durham. Ms Alibhai-Brown said his comments more...


Ukip candidate suspended for threatening to 'put a bullet in' Tory rival

The Guardian by Kevin Rawlinson | Tuesday, 5 May 2015

A Ukip parliamentary candidate has been suspended after saying he would shoot his Tory rival if he ever became prime minister, the party has said. In an expletive-laden rant, Robert Blay said the Conservative party’s candidate Ranil Jayawardena was “not British enough to be in our parliament” and accused him of more...


Ukip candidate says woman writer 'needs a shag' and 'would love a big black thing up her a***'

The Mirror by Dan Bloom | Tuesday, 5 May 2015

The Ukip candidate in Tony Blair's old constituency has sparked outrage by saying a well-known female columnist 'would love a big black thing up her a***'. John Leathley said left-wing writer Yasmin Alibhai-Brown 'needs a shag' and sex with her could be 'practice' - prompting her to hit back at his more...


UKIP Candidate Blames British Government for 7/7

The Daily Beast by Nico Hines | Tuesday, 5 May 2015

LEEDS, England—Parliamentary candidates selected to represent the U.K. Independence Party have told The Daily Beast that they believe 9/11 was a hoax, claimed the British government was to blame for the July 7 London bombings, which killed more than 50 people, and refused to condemn those traveling to live in more...


Ukip Perth and North Perthshire candidate has not visited constituency since being selected

The Courier by Kieran Andrews | Tuesday, 5 May 2015

His great-grandfather was a former local procurator fiscal, while his family also lived in Forfar. However, Mr Myles has lived in Peterborough, where he is standing to represent the west of the city, for 40 years. more...


Beckenham's Ukip candidate outraged a student audience in his response to a question about ethnic minorities

News Shopper by Rebecca Flood | Tuesday, 5 May 2015

A Sikh student was "outraged" at a Beckenham election hustings after an alleged racist remark from the Ukip candidate. Gavin Singh-Dhanoa, 17, studies science at Bromley College, in Rookery Lane, and took part in a debate with all five candidates from Beckenham on Wednesday (April 29). The Lib Dems’ Anuja Prashar, more...


HIV positive immigrant convinces Ukip supporters NOT to vote for Nigel Farage

The Mirror by Sophie Gadd | Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Bisi Alimi, is a Nigerian-born British citizen and gay rights activist. He's also HIV positive. After coming out on Nigerian television in 2004, Alimi was threatened, beaten, and tortured. After an attempt on his life, he fled his country in 2007 and came to the UK. Alimi decided to visit Thanet South, more...


Bank holiday blues for Ukip as party launches Scottish manifesto without copies of document

The Herald by Daniel Sanderson | Monday, 4 May 2015

UKIP'S only elected politician north of the border has accused the SNP of attempting to transform Scotland into a "stripped pine, Scandinavian, peacenik, sauna republic" at a manifesto launch that went ahead without manifestos. The party blamed a "bank holiday problem" for the lack of any Scottish manifestos at an more...


Nigel Farage says he only voted to keep his European expenses secret by accident

The Mirror by Ben Glaze | Monday, 4 May 2015

Slippery Nigel Farage says he only voted to keep his Brussels expenses secret by accident. The UKIP leader joined other MEPs last week in rejecting a bid to open up the system so it reveals how they spend staff, office and travel allowances. They succeeded in ditching plans for an “end-of-year public more...


Former Ukip branch chairman defects to Conservatives

Stoke Sentinel by . | Monday, 4 May 2015

A LEADING member of Ukip in Staffordshire has defected to the Conservatives. Alex Povey, the former chairman of Staffordshire Moorlands Ukip Association, announced his decision today. It comes five years after his late father, Steve Povey, stood as the official Ukip parliamentary candidate for the Moorlands. Now the 26-year-old is backing Conservative Karen more...


UKIP in Derby say they won't sign good behaviour agreement - because other parties won't stick to it

Derby Telegraph by Chris Mallett | Monday, 4 May 2015

DERBY'S UKIP group will not sign up to an agreement that they must not misrepresent policies of other groups and parties – because they say it is not adhered to. And the party's leader, councillor Alan Graves, has cited a leaflet which refers to his party, and that he says was more...


UKIP councillor claims George Ferguson looks like a 'scruffy little asylum seeker'

Bristol Post by Bristol Post | Monday, 4 May 2015

A UKIP councillor has compared Bristol's mayor George Ferguson to a "scruffy little asylum seeker" in a live radio interview. Michael Frost, who made history when he became UKIP's first ever Bristol city councillor, made the comments as part of an election debate on a community radio show. Speaking on BCfm radio more...


Ukip council candidate resigns from party - and says he's voting Labour

Nottingham Post by Ben Ireland | Monday, 4 May 2015

A Ukip candidate for the Aspley ward on Nottingham City Council has written a letter of resignation to party leader Nigel Farage. Nicholas Forster, known as Joe, has also written to Labour's parliamentary candidate in Nottingham North Graham Allen to say he will be voting Labour instead. Ukip's local chairman Francesco Lari more...


Nigel Farage: Ukip will exterminate Dr Who

The Telegraph by Steven Swinford | Sunday, 3 May 2015

The BBC should "exterminate" shows like Dr Who and Strictly Come Dancing, Nigel Farage has suggested as he insisted that the corporation should focus on public service broadcasting instead of entertainment. Mr Farage told the Andrew Marr show on BBC Two that the corporation has become "too big" and is increasingly more...


Nigel Farage: Christians and Muslims should be able to disapprove of gay lifestyles

Pink News by Naith Payton | Sunday, 3 May 2015

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has defended the “conscience clause” of his party’s Christian manifesto. The manifesto said: “UKIP opposed same-sex marriage legislation because it impinged upon the beliefs of millions of people of faith. “We will not repeal the legislation, as it would be grossly unfair and unethical to ‘un-marry’ loving couples more...


Pictured during his National Front days: The man behind Ukip's Nigel Farage ran group of far-right racists

The Mail On Sunday by Glen Owen | Sunday, 3 May 2015

This is the Ukip official masterminding Nigel Farage’s campaign to become an MP – pictured in his days as a leading figure in the National Front. Martyn Heale, current chairman of Mr Farage’s party in Thanet South, was head of a London branch of the racist organisation. Mr Heale claims that the more...


Ukip candidate for Chelmsford shrugs off 'pathetic' Tories over porno e-mail pop-up

Essex Chronicle by Peter Walker | Sunday, 3 May 2015

THE Ukip candidate for Chelmsford has accused his former Tory colleagues of a smear campaign over a pornographic "pop-up e-mail" that ended his Conservative career three years ago. Conservatives say Chelmsford parliamentary candidate Mark Gough was suspended from the party in 2012 after a colleague spotted "inappropriate material" on his council more...


UKIP candidate circulates incendiary election 'address' comparing growth of Islam in UK to carbon monoxide poisoning

Camden New Journal by Richard Osley | Saturday, 2 May 2015

NIGEL Farage and UKIP face difficult questions this weekend after the party’s candidate in Hampstead and Kilburn published ‘an address to voters’ in which he claimed the country was being dominated by Islam with the ‘silent and invisible certainty of carbon monoxide poisoning’. Magnus Nielsen’s incendiary 12,000 word essay, which he more...


Joke is on Nigel Farage as police refuse to investigate BBC over Have I Got News For You

The Independent by Matilda Battersby | Friday, 1 May 2015

Kent police have declined a request by Ukip to investigate the BBC following an episode of Have I Got News For You. The political party reported the broadcaster to Kent police claiming comments might have hindered its leader Nigel Farage’s chances of electoral success. They suggested the programme breached the Representation of more...


Nigel Farage declares all-out war with the BBC

The Independent by Matt Dathan | Friday, 1 May 2015

Nigel Farage declared all-out war with the BBC as he pledged to drastically cut its funding and influence. He has stepped up his attack on the broadcaster, accusing it of bias and claimed it had undermined his party’s chances at the General Election. He pulled out of an interview with BBC Radio more...


UKIP Candidate Suspended After Saying South Africa Is Being “Ethnically Cleansed” Of Europeans

Buzzfeed by Siraj Datoo | Friday, 1 May 2015

Jack Sen, UKIP’s parliamentary candidate for West Lancashire, has claimed that other governments have ignored “the ethnic cleansing” of people of European descent in South Africa. Sen made the remarks in an interview with the European Knights Project (EKP), which BuzzFeed News became aware of when it was republished here. The EKP more...


Police monitored political activities of candidate standing against Nigel Farage

The Guardian by Rob Evans | Friday, 1 May 2015

Police have been monitoring the political activities of a candidate while he has been seeking to be elected to parliament. Ian Driver is standing for the Green party in the Kent constituency of South Thanet which the Ukip leader, Nigel Farage, is hoping to win next Thursday. Official documents show that police more...


Meet the Ukip housing spokesman raking in £800,000 in Housing Benefit

The Mirror by Nick Sommerlad , Sophie Warnes | Friday, 1 May 2015

Ukip has made a name for itself by demanding new migrants stop receiving various benefits, yet their housing and environment spokesman is making a fortune off existing migrants on benefits, thanks to the way benefits are distributed. Millionaire Mr Charalambous is a major landlord and personally owns HUNDREDS of properties in more...


Voters form 'more negative view of Nigel Farage as campaign goes on'

Evening Standard by Nicholas Cecil | Friday, 1 May 2015

Voters have been turned off in droves by Nigel Farage during the election campaign, a new poll claims. The Ipsos MORI survey for the Standard found 38 per cent of people had developed a less favourable view of the Ukip leader in recent weeks, compared with 20 per cent whose opinion more...


Aldershot Ukip parliamentary hopeful labels Gurkhas "parasites"

Folkestone Herald by Anthony Thrower | Friday, 1 May 2015

A UKIP candidate in Aldershot has described Gurkhas and their families stationed in the UK as "parasites" in a tweet. Bill Walker, the UKIP parliamentary candidate for Aldershot wrote yesterday: "Parasites should send their money home. Plus, we should not be taking more in." In Folkestone dozens of residents have rallied to more...


Mansfield UKIP candidate denies BNP membership link

The Chad by . | Friday, 1 May 2015

A candidate hoping to win a seat on Mansfield District Council in the upcoming elections has denied he has ever been a member of the political group, the BNP. Sidney James Walker, who is standing as a UKIP candidate in the Newlands area of the district, was listed as being a more...