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Buoyant Ukip battles to contain party's most extreme elements

The Guardian by Robert Booth and Rajeev Syal | Friday, 8 March 2013 | Click here for original article


Ukip leader Nigel Farage in Eastleigh after the party came second in the byelection, ahead of the Tories. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Ukip leader Nigel Farage in Eastleigh after the party came second in the byelection, ahead of the Tories. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Every political party has its fringe, but not many have members whose policy priorities include death to all squirrels, the end of the NHS and a return to the gold standard. The United Kingdom Independence party is a different case. As Nigel Farage, the party leader, enjoyed his popularity bounce following ...

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