UKIP

Will Nigel Farage’s Brexit party sink the Tories?

4 May 2019 9:00 am

Something’s been missing from Westminster these past few days. Normally, in an election week, there is a buzz about the…

Ukip should return – our politics depends on it

4 August 2018 9:00 am

‘The return of Ukip’ declared the headline on our cover story last week. The polling boffin Matthew Goodwin to whose…

Ukip is back thanks to the Chequers backlash

28 July 2018 9:00 am

The UK Independence Party might be about to make a comeback. Ever since Theresa May’s Chequers deal on Brexit, which…

In the end, the Remainers will win. The powerful always do

21 July 2018 9:00 am

Before the referendum, I predicted behind closed doors that even if Leave improbably prevailed, Britain’s political establishment would ensure that…

Ukip’s on the verge of a spectacular comeback – and it’s all thanks to Theresa May

14 July 2018 9:00 am

Paul Joseph Watson, Count Dankula and Sargon of Akkad have joined Ukip. Let that sink in. This is an in-joke…

There are too many women on Radio 4 and they’re always moaning

9 June 2018 9:00 am

We had a long drive back from the north-east last weekend. Six hours or so, including a stop halfway, just…

The word ‘extremist’ has lost all meaning

3 March 2018 9:00 am

A few years ago, in these pages, Matthew Parris defined Ukip as a party of extremists. Perhaps one of his…

This is Ukip’s Britain. The rest of us just live in it

27 January 2018 9:00 am

The continuing saga of Henry Bolton’s notional leadership of Ukip continues to amaze and amuse and appal in equal measure.…

Something nasty in the woodshed

8 July 2017 9:00 am

I’ve diagnosed myself with early onset cottage-itis. It’s not supposed to happen for another decade, but at 29 I dream…

Labour can't learn from its mistakes. Here's why

14 May 2016 9:00 am

By now, Labour should be rather good at post-defeat inquests. Plenty have been conducted over the years and the drill…

Voting Remain is an act of heartless snobbery

14 May 2016 9:00 am

One of the interesting features of the Brexit debate is that it has laid bare a schism in British society…

It’s not just Donald Trump, the right is tearing itself apart everywhere

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Is Boris Johnson turning into the thinking man’s Donald Trump? Just like the Donald, he’s got funny hair, charisma, and…

What makes the white working class angry? Twits like Hsiao-Hung Pai

19 March 2016 9:00 am

This is a quite remarkable book. Badly written, devoid of anything even vaguely approaching a methodology, patronising, hideously mistaken on…

Trade comes before trade agreements (but the ‘in’ campaign don’t think so)

5 March 2016 9:00 am

The government, or at least David Cameron’s bit of it, seems to think that trade is something that takes place…

What do all these evil maniacs have in common?

5 March 2016 9:00 am

More bad publicity for the Islamic State’s ‘Kafir Tiny Tots and Babycare Service’. A burka-clad madwoman wandering through the streets…

If the migrant crisis goes on like this, there may be no EU for Britain to leave

27 February 2016 9:00 am

Imagine if Nigel Farage declared that police should be ready to shoot migrants trying to make it from Calais to…

Why the next Tory leader is likely to be in the ‘Leave’ camp

13 February 2016 9:00 am

Here is a thought for all those Tory MPs calculating their personal advantage in the forthcoming EU referendum: unless the…

Everything has gone right for the Eurosceptics. So why are they in crisis?

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Eurosceptics could hardly have asked for more favourable conditions for a referendum. After barely surviving a financial crisis, the European…

The shocking truth about the English and the Scots: they agree

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Last year, the United Kingdom came within 384,000 votes of destruction. A referendum designed to crush the Scottish nationalists instead…

Life inside Jeremy Corbyn’s crazy party

5 December 2015 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn is a rarity among politicians. All his enemies are on his own side. For the Tories, Ukip and…

Labour's already running out of time to regain its lost voters

15 August 2015 9:00 am

The Labour leadership contest was supposed to be a debate about the party’s future. Instead it has oscillated between petty…

The stars of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe: Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage

15 August 2015 9:00 am

Propaganda is said to work best when based upon a grain of truth. Ukip! The Musical assumes that most electors…

How Jeremy Corbyn could destroy the Tories (yes, really)

8 August 2015 9:00 am

‘Why this sudden restlessness, this confusion?’ asked C.P. Cavafy in his poem ‘Waiting for the Barbarians’: Because night has fallen…

Jeremy Corbyn won’t destroy Labour. But he might yet destroy the country

1 August 2015 9:00 am

Imagine, for a moment, the following scenario. In 2016 Britain votes narrowly to remain within the European Union, despite the…

The transatlantic flirtation behind Ukip’s sudden meltdown

27 June 2015 9:00 am

What’s happened to poor Ukip? Not so long ago, they seemed unstoppable. They were revolting on the right, terrifying the…