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Crawley's only UKIP councillor resigns

Crawley News by C Ballinger | Saturday, 30 August 2014

Crawley's only UKIP councillor has resigned with immediate effect. Karl Williamson has today (Friday, August 29) handed in his notice at the Town Hall and stood down from his position as a borough councillor. The Southgate councillor was elected in 2011 as a Conservative candidate but he defected to join UKIP last more...

No action taken against ‘gay marriage causes floods’ ex-UKIP councillor

Pink News by . | Friday, 22 August 2014

No action will be taken against an ex-UKIP councillor who famously claimed earlier this year that same-sex marriage caused flooding. David Silvester was suspended and then expelled from UKIP in February, after writing a letter to a newspaper blaming the floods of December 2013 and early this year on David Cameron’s more...

UKIP MEP Janice Atkinson accuses Thanet supporters Vince and Fa Munday of seeking 'five minutes of fame'

Kent Online by Gareth Arnold | Friday, 22 August 2014

UKIP's Janice Atkinson has further infuriated Thanet supporters Vince and Fa Munday by claiming the motive behind their outraged response to her racist 'ting tong' slur is simply 'five minutes of fame'. The MEP made the claim on Facebook, prompting an angry response from Mr Munday. Earlier this week Mrs Atkinson more...

Thanet couple Vince and Fa Munday 'no longer members of Ukip'

Kent Online by Gareth Arnold | Friday, 22 August 2014

Party activists have banned Vince Munday from the party's national facebook group and this evening said the couple are no longer members. In another twist Manchester supporters tonight accused Mr Munday of 'stealing' a screenshot of a conversation between an activist and Mrs Atkinson, in which she claims the couple were more...

Elton John distances himself from Ukip after Nigel Farage hints at support

The Guardian by Josh Halliday | Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Sir Elton John has taken the unusual step of denying he supports any political party after Nigel Farage hinted that the star could back Ukip. Farage was swiftly rebuffed by the musician after suggesting in a radio interview that he had a "big announcement" to make after being invited to a more...

Ukip MEP marks fiftieth anniversary of the death penalty abolition with campaign to bring it back

The Telegraph by Georgia Graham | Monday, 18 August 2014

Fifty years after the last execution took place in Britain a Ukip MEP has marked the anniversary with a call for it to be brought back. Louise Bours, Ukip health spokesman, said there was no “ethical reason” to keep child killers and police murderers alive. Miss Bours, who represents North West England more...

Ukip HQ in ex-brothel really rubs some people up wrong way

Western Daily Press by . | Saturday, 16 August 2014

Residents in most towns up and down the country would probably breathe a sigh of relief when a dubious massage parlour was closed down. But it appears that for some people living in a cosmopolitan part of Bournemouth what is replacing it just might be worse – a Ukip office being more...

Ukip leader Nigel Farage confirms intent to stand in Thanet South for 2015 General Election

Isle Of Thanet Gazette by . | Friday, 15 August 2014

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has for the first time confirmed he does want to stand in Thanet South in the 2015 General Election. After months of speculation, Mr Farage said that he had put himself forward for selection in hustings that will take place on Tuesday, August 26. A local party member more...

The typical Ukip voter has little experience of immigration

The Independent by Emily Dugan | Sunday, 10 August 2014

Retired car mechanic Maurice Mason believes that Ukip is "the best thing that's ever happened to politics". The 69-year-old from South Ockendon in Essex says the party has his support because it "frightened the other politicians into finally thinking 'enough is enough' with immigration". According to new research, Mr Mason – more...

UKIP banned from village fete in Tewkesbury amid claims borough councillors would boycott event

The Gloucestershire Echo by J R Maidment | Monday, 4 August 2014

UKIP was banned from a village fete after borough councillors kicked up a fuss, it has been claimed. The party had arranged to have a stall at the Northway Fete months before the event actually took place on Saturday. But members from the Tewkesbury branch, who had been planning to hold a more...

‘Hanging’ man is new Southport UKIP Chairman

OTS News by . | Saturday, 2 August 2014

Southport UKIP have chosen Gordon Fergusson to replace Terry Durrance as their local Chairman. Fergusson is the UKIP candidate from Southport’s Cambridge Ward who called in May for the execution of Labour, Lib Dem and Conservative voters, for treason against the state. In a letter distributed to Southport voters, Fergusson said: more...