UKIP

What’s behind the Boris Johnson show?

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Coming in from the pouring rain, I make my way to the office on the eighth floor of City Hall.…

How to fix Britain’s immigration crisis (without leaving Europe)

13 December 2014 9:00 am

The response to the Ukip surge has reached the panic stage. Just as British business and academia chorused the economic…

Dear Mary solves problems for Jim Broadbent, N.M. Gwynne, Jesse Norman and others

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Once again Mary has invited some of her favourite figures in the public eye to submit personal queries for her…

Easy divorce has been catastrophic for British children (and I say this as a divorcee)

29 November 2014 9:00 am

Would you find it difficult to remain friends with someone if he or she suddenly revealed that they intended to…

Paddington review: put your mind at rest - no one gets marmalade up the bum

29 November 2014 9:00 am

‘Please look after this bear,’ reads the famous label hanging round Paddington’s neck, and this film does that, admirably, handsomely,…

How America’s right wing is becoming a lot more like Britain’s

22 November 2014 9:00 am

   Washington DC Amid all the commentary about the Republican party’s triumph in America’s midterm elections, a remarkable fact was…

The Tories are paying the price for their swagger over the Rochester by-election

15 November 2014 9:00 am

In a corner of the Ukip campaign office in Rochester, a light-up orb is spinning, with the words ‘Vote Mark…

It’s not just Ed Miliband. Labour’s on the wrong side of history

15 November 2014 9:00 am

Ed Miliband is the least of Labour’s problems. Its troubles go far deeper than any individual. They are structural and,…

Ukip is a party for people who hate London. That’s why Labour should be scared

8 November 2014 9:00 am

It is interesting that neither Scotland nor Wales have been much bitten by the Ukip bug. The supposedly sensible view…

The shameful truth: Britain lets in far too few refugees

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Pictures from Calais have returned to our television screens, showing desperate men and women trying to break into lorries bound…

Ukip’s Patrick O’Flynn on the ‘genius’ Nigel Farage and why Douglas Carswell’s votes won’t set party policy

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Interviews with Ukip bigwigs used to happen in pubs. But times are changing. When I meet Patrick O’Flynn — the…

How to fight Ukip

1 November 2014 9:00 am

In the 2005 general election this magazine supported the Conservatives, with one exception — we urged voters in Medway not to…

Forget Ukip – what we need is some ostracisms

1 November 2014 9:00 am

For all Nigel Farage’s appealing bluster, he is never going to be in a position to get us out of…

Rand Paul is like Nigel Farage – except he might win

1 November 2014 9:00 am

When America’s National Institutes of Heath said that it hadn’t cured Ebola yet because of budget cuts, Senator Rand Paul…

It’s not just Ukip that’s changing Cameron’s mind about immigration

25 October 2014 9:00 am

It is easy to mock David Cameron on immigration. Under pressure from the public and from Ukip, he’s having to…

How Cameron could make the EU a winning issue (and why he won’t)

25 October 2014 9:00 am

Imagine if David Cameron actually meant it. Imagine if he really did follow through with his implied threat to campaign…

Russell Brand and Nigel Farage remind me of myself five years ago

25 October 2014 9:00 am

I’m often asked by other free school proposers what lessons I’ve learnt over the past five years. Any pearls of…

Portrait of the week

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Home Checks began at British airports for passengers who might have come from west Africa with Ebola fever (even though…

Ukip is here to stay – especially if Labour wins

18 October 2014 9:00 am

British politics is rather like one of those playground games of football where one match is being played lengthways and…

Reading the comments on my Ukip columns, I finally understand the Nazis

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Like many, I’ve always been a bit baffled by the story of the rise of Nazism. The Germans I’ve met…

Ukip is in the middle of the most cynical political repositioning ever

18 October 2014 9:00 am

I think I’ve cracked it. If you want to springboard your minor political party into the mainstream and take British…

Why it won’t be Ukip’s fault if Cameron loses

18 October 2014 9:00 am

How odd that David Cameron is still threatening us with ‘Vote Ukip, get Labour’, even after the Heywood and Middleton…

Who are Ukip’s new voters? The kind of people who decide elections

11 October 2014 9:00 am

An opinion poll to be published next week will reveal that Labour leader Ed Miliband is slightly less popular with…

Ukip's logo is quite successful – in communicating a spirit of gung-ho crapness

11 October 2014 9:00 am

Now that the conference season is over, we can compare not just the party policies, but their logos too. Last…

Why the real winner from George Osborne’s ‘Google tax’ could be Nigel Farage

4 October 2014 9:00 am

George Osborne’s promise to crack down on multinational companies’ avoidance of UK taxes by the use of impenetrable devices such…