UKIP, like any other major party, has had major problems about the types that hooked into them. It has cleared house in sacking an alleged criminal. Now, the real politics start. Can the Tories truly meet the UKIP challenge? It won't go away...
It's a great day for UKIP. But the new politics is not going to happen unless the gigantic road-block of an electoral system no longer fit for purpose is removed. For the new politics, it's proportional representation or bust
A couple of thick Romanian -- if indeed they were Romanian -- "protestors" who wouldn't know a "Nazi" from a fried egg, started causing problems at a rally and Nigel Farage stayed away. That's supposed to be embarrassing to UKIP! (See UPDATE: The "Romanians" were indeed fake)
It takes a strange kind of arrogance to believe that because someone disagrees with your view of how the polity should be ordered they must be anti-politics. Not anti-my-politics. Not anti-establishment politics. Not anti-anti-democratic politics. Just plain old anti-politics
On May 22nd, voters in England will elect some 4,000 local government officials. If UKIP does not give these elections due priority it may limit the party’s potential success in the 2015 General Election
Purple has had a great innings and done some batting for UKIP but despite its advantages as both a halfway-house between Labour and the Conservatives it fails to confer the right message in terms of values, ideology and loyalty