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Ukip move out of London headquarters amid claims of financial difficulties

Mirror | Monday, 29 June 2015

Ukip have moved out of their London headquarters amid claims of major financial difficulties for the party. Staff are "packing up boxes" at the party's plush Mayfair offices, and have reportedly been working from home while they look for new premises. A Ukip source claims contractors and staff have gone unpaid, and more...


UKIP candidate who branded European integration 'genocide' dropped by employer

Express & Star by . | Sunday, 28 June 2015

Steve Latham, who formerly drove coaches for National Express and is also standing in a Sandwell Council by-election, posted a message on Facebook which is an edited version of a piece written by someone else that has appeared on the blog of far right group Golden Dawn. However, Mr Latham, standing more...


UKIP official Gordon Parkin forced to delete racists Facebook posts after sharing them

NE Chronicle by Rachel Wearmouth | Sunday, 28 June 2015

A senior UKIP official has been forced to delete racists Facebook posts after claiming he accidentally shared them to his followers. Mr Parkin, who is assistant to North East Euro MP Jonathan Arnott and who has himself stood for Parliament, shared a series of images by the far-right groups Britain First more...


Ukip Folkestone East councillor Carol Sacre under investigation over alleged comments about minority constituents

Kent Online by Matt Leclere | Wednesday, 24 June 2015

A Ukip councillor is being investigated by the party over alleged comments about minority constituents in her ward. Carol Sacre, who represents the Folkestone East ward on Shepway District Council, was reported over remarks made during a councillors’ training session at the Civic Centre in Castle Hill Avenue last Tuesday night. Calls more...


Jailed EDL rioter Steven Cooke 'lied to court about being hero soldier to get sentence cut'

Birmingham Mail by Nick McCarthy | Monday, 22 June 2015

An EDL rioter who had his jail sentence slashed after claiming he was an Afghanistan war hero has NEVER served in the British Army, it has been claimed. Judges at London’s High Court cut Steven Cooke’s two year jail term to 16 months on Wednesday (June 17) after hearing that he more...


Police quiz Farage over claims his 'ex-lover' falsely accused Tory MP of sexually assaulting her

The Mail by Glen Owen | Monday, 22 June 2015

Nigel Farage has been interviewed by Scotland Yard over claims that his alleged ‘ex-mistress’ fabricated a sexual assault case against a Tory MP, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. The Ukip leader was quizzed by detectives investigating whether Annabelle Fuller falsely accused Andrew Bridgen of groping her on the balcony of more...


UKIP candidate Robert Blay who threatened to shoot Conservative rival removed as constituency chairman

The Mirror by Dan Warburton | Monday, 22 June 2015

A UKIP candidate who threatened to shoot his Tory rival has been removed as chairman of the party in the constituency. Robert Blay has been replaced as chairman of UKIP for North East Hampshire by Dai Rees. It comes just months after Mr Blay was suspended after he threatened to “put a more...


Ukip struggling after 'massive' election costs

The Independent by Jamie Merrill | Sunday, 21 June 2015

Ukip is in serious financial difficulties after it “lost control” of its finances during the general election campaign, The Independent on Sunday can reveal. A funding gap of more than £500,000 may force the party to abandon its headquarters in central London in a desperate bid to avoid missing a legal more...


Ukip councillor sacked after posing as building inspector

Romford Recorder by Sam Gelder | Friday, 19 June 2015

Cllr Philip Hyde, of Heaton ward, was dumped by his six colleagues after admitting in an email he had visited a house of multiple occupation (HMO) building site “under the guise of an inspector”. The email, leaked to the Recorder, was sent to Ukip members from his council account on April more...


Suzanne Evans sacked as Ukip spokesperson after labelling Nigel Farage a 'very divisive character'

The Independent by Andy McSmith | Friday, 19 June 2015

The bitter civil war that broke out inside Ukip after the general election flared up again with Suzanne Evans, once seen as Nigel Farage’s likely successor, effectively sacked as a party spokeswoman. In an interview on BBC2’s Daily Politics show, Ms Evans, the party’s deputy chairwoman, said Mr Farage was a more...


Ex-UKIP party secretary Matt Richardson returns to role

BBC by Robin Brant | Tuesday, 16 June 2015

One of the senior UKIP figures who was forced to resign after in-fighting in the party following the general election has returned to his job as party secretary. Matt Richardson has been reinstated to the role after UKIP's national executive committee approved it. The move is likely to be greeted with criticism more...


Ex-Ukip Janice Atkinson joins Le Pen-led EU group

The Guardian by Rowena Mason | Tuesday, 16 June 2015

A former Ukip MEP has defected from Nigel Farage’s European parliamentary group to join a new far-right alliance led by the French Front National (FN)Marine Le Pen. Janice Atkinson, who represents the south-east of England, praised the “great courage and leadership” of Le Pen as she became vice-president of the new more...


Christchurch's first Ukip councillor 'missing' since before the election

Bournemouth Echo by Darren Slade | Tuesday, 16 June 2015

THE first Ukip candidate to win a seat on Christchurch council has not been seen in the town since before the election. Janet Abbott was said to be on holiday when she made local political history on May 7. She has until July 7 to sign a declaration of acceptance saying she more...


Disillusioned UKIP candidate Tom Davies defects to Tories

Southern Daily Echo by James Johnson | Sunday, 14 June 2015

A FORMER UKIP candidate who suggested a Hampshire Tory MP was picked for her "gender and ethnicity" has defected to the Conservative Party. Tom Davies cited the "chaos" of UKIP nationally and locally as the reason for joining the Conservative party - and slammed party leader Nigel Farage for refusing to more...


Ex-UKIP candidate Julian Penna sentenced for punching woman at Hull club

Hull Daily Mail by Kevin Shoesmith | Sunday, 14 June 2015

A FORMER UKIP candidate who punched a mother-of-two in the face after her friend rebuffed him in a nightclub has been spared prison. Law graduate Julian Penna launched the unprovoked attack at Piper in Newland Avenue, west Hull, leaving Abby Wallace, 23, with a cut lip, bloody nose and a numb more...


WaterWorld ‘won’t be bullied’ by far-right group planning protest at 'sisters-only' event

Stoke Sentinel by Claire__Smyth | Saturday, 13 June 2015

THE boss of Waterworld has vowed the venue will not be 'bullied' after plans for a far right demonstration against a women-only night were revealed. Police have been notified about a planned English Defence League protest over the event. Supporters of the far-right group plan to demonstrate outside WaterWorld in Festival Park more...


How Portsmouth became a hotbed of radicalised Muslims and far-right thugs

The Telegraph by Joe Shute | Saturday, 13 June 2015

It is Saturday afternoon in Portsmouth and lines of police are watching the crowds streaming out of Fratton railway station. Football fans in white and blue weave between the mounted officers in the middle of the road, some steadier on their feet than others. A scuffle breaks out between a more...


Ukip under fire after blocking scrutiny of party donations

The Telegraph by Matthew Holehouse | Thursday, 11 June 2015

The UK Independence Party faces criticism after attempting to block scrutiny of party donations, as part of a drive to halt Russian influence in Europe. Nigel Farage and his MEPs voted today against measures calling for greater transparency of donations from outside the EU to political parties. It came in a series more...


Ukip insider Raheem Kassam: ‘We had to lock HQ doors because some people were too embarrassing to be seen’

The Guardian by Rowena Mason | Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Raheem Kassam was the right-hand man who rarely left Nigel Farage’s side during the election campaign. He was there for the drinking sessions, the ups-and-downs of Farage’s mood swings and even accompanied him on a series of steam-room trips in an attempt to stop the Ukip leader looking so sweaty more...


Ukip MEP mistakenly sparks Sainsbury's boycott - and claims victory anyway

The Mirror by Mikey Smith | Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Ukip MEP Steven Woolfe set off an online campaign to boycott Sainsbury's over claims they'd pledged to support the pro-EU campaign in the referendum. The troops rallied, a hashtag - #ShameOnYouSainsburys - was unleashed, and dozens of messages were left on the supermarket's Facebook page, as rabid anti-EU activists promised never more...


Woman at heart of Ukip sex scandal: I was naively seduced by power and the party used me

The Mirror by Lewis Panther | Saturday, 6 June 2015

She was Ukip’s star ethnic candidate who seemed ­perfectly suited to promoting leader Nigel Farage’s ­immigration policies without being ­accused of ­racism. But Natasha Bolter ended up being embroiled in TWO sex scandals and having her name dragged through the mud. Now the party’s former poster girl, who naively thought she could more...


Jobs of 150 staff at Bristol insurance company founded by UKIP donor could go to South Africa

Bristol Post by Michael Yong | Thursday, 4 June 2015

EMPLOYEES at one of Bristol's biggest insurance firms have been told their services might be outsourced to South Africa. Some 150 members of staff at Go Skippy Insurance, founded by Thornbury businessman Arron Banks, have been sent home while a "consultation" gets underway. Staff were left shocked after a representative told employees more...


Farage Attacks 'Westminster Bubble' Carswell As Ukip Civil War Rumbles On

Huffington Post by Aubrey Allegretti | Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Nigel Farage has hit out at MPs, including his party's very own Douglas Carswell, for bemoaning comments he made in the leaders' debate about immigrants with HIV. Carswell, Ukip's sole representative in the House of Commons, broke ranks on Sunday, criticising the controversial remarks he had previously defended, claiming they were more...


UKIP candidate Julian Penna punched woman at Piper Club in Hull

Hull Daily Mail by Alice Roberts | Tuesday, 2 June 2015

A FORMER UKIP council candidate has admitted beating a young mum in a Hull nightclub. Abby Wallace, 23, suffered a swollen cheekbone, a cut lip and a bloody nose after law graduate Julian Penna launched the unprovoked attack at Piper in Newland Avenue. The mother of two from Bransholme said the more...