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  • Nigel Farage blames Paris attack on 'rather gross policy of multi-culturalism'

    01/08/2015 8:06:29 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 48 replies
    Nigel Farage has been accused of exploiting the murders of cartoonists in France for political gain after saying the attack was a result of “a really rather gross policy of multi-culturalism”. The UK Independence Party leader said there was a “fifth column” living in Britain and France responsible for terrorist attacks. He said the attacks underlined for "controlled immigration policy" with "full checks on everybody" who migrates to Britain. Theresa May, the Home Secretary, condemned the comments. "It is irresponsible to talk about a fifth column", she said. Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, said it was "utterly wrong" to attempt...
  • Ukip leader Nigel Farage named Briton of the Year after 'stellar' 2014

    12/30/2014 1:22:18 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 14 replies
    The Express ^ | Published: 12:48, Sat, December 27, 2014 | By DION DASSANAYAKE
    NIGEL Farage has been named Briton of the Year by The Times today after a "stellar" year for him and the UK Independence Party (Ukip). The 50-year-old was described as "game-changing" politician and was honoured for "bulldozing" his party into the political mainstream during 2014. This year Ukip emerged victorious in the European elections and secured their first two MPs after victories in two separate by-elections. The Times wrote: "Mr Farage set the political agenda for 2014 and will play a prominent role in the election to come. "For these accomplishments and more, he has earned his perennial place in...
  • Nigel Farage and Russell Brand to clash at Kent Question Time

    12/08/2014 9:30:28 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 9 replies
    Courier ^ | Posted: December 7, 2014 | By Kent and Sussex Courier
    TWO vastly different sets of opinion are set to clash on Thursday as Russell Brand and Nigel Farage are set to meet in a Canterbury edition of Question Time next week. Comedian and equality activist Russell Brand will sit alongside the leader of the UKIP party Nigel Farage on Thursday December 11. Fireworks between the two men are likely: Brand is a left-wing campaigner who has previously called Farage "that racist bloke", while Farage said, in a column for The Independent, that Brand "talks in riddles about how he'd run the country" and "doesn't really say anything". Russell Brand has...
  • Legalise handguns and repatriate migrants: Ukip's 7 most controversial policies

    11/19/2014 3:55:30 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 44 replies
    On the eve of the Rochester by-election we take you through the Ukip policies and positions which have caught the imagination of voters. Deport migrants Mark Reckless, the Ukip candidate in the Rochester and Strood by-election, has raised the prospect of European migrants being forced to leave Britain if Ukip wins power. Mr Reckless said workers from the continent would only be allowed to stay in Britain for a fixed “transitional period” under Ukip plans to end unrestricted migration from the rest of Europe. He said the party would be willing to “look sympathetically” at people who have “integrated”. The...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Six Tory MPs to defect to Ukip if it wins Rochester and Strood by-election

    11/17/2014 2:56:19 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 29 replies
    UP to half a dozen Tory MPs are ­planning to defect to Ukip if their party loses Thursday’s by-election. Insiders claim Basildon and Billericay MP John Baron is the most likely to cross the floor. Five others could also make the switch in the coming weeks, according to sources. Last night Mr Baron refused to rule out joining Ukip and would refer only to earlier comments he made on BBC’s Newsnight last month. When he was asked on the programme whether he would defect, he replied: “You should never say never in politics.” However, he added: “My very strong preference...
  • Farage thanks Barroso for exposing Cameron's deception

    10/22/2014 3:55:29 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 7 replies
    Today Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP and co-president of the European of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group (EFDD) in the European Parliament, was back in his front row seat at the parliament after his eurosceptic EFDD group defeated attempts by the eurofanatic leadership of the parliament to disband them and take away their speaking rights. The victory of the group meant that the German Socialist President of the Parliament, Martin Schulz, who last week was accused by Nigel Farage of “manipulative backroom politics of the worst kind,” was forced to introduce “EFDD Mr Farage” to address the parliament. Farage rose...
  • The Last European Commission to Govern Britain - Nigel Farage

    10/22/2014 3:50:37 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 9 replies
    Transcript: Mr Juncker, as you present this morning your new Commission, you tell us that they're all in the Last-Chance Saloon. Well, I'll tell you what, I'll come and see you there. But you're going to have to introduce me to them, because this is pretty much a bunch of non-entities, unknown. I spoke to MEPs this morning who will be voting later, and most of them couldn't even name half of them. And the one from Britian is so obscure, his name, Lord Hill should be Lord Who, because the British public couldn't pick the bloke out of a...
  • UKIP's Nigel Farage invited on leaders' TV debate

    10/13/2014 2:21:03 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 8 replies
    UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has been invited to take part in a TV debate with David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg ahead of next year's general election. The BBC, ITV, Sky and Channel 4 have announced plans to hold three debates. One would involve a head-to-head debate between just the Conservative and Labour leaders, and another would include the Liberal Democrat leader. The other debate would involve all three leaders plus Mr Farage.
  • Nigel Farage: Ban migrants with HIV from entering Britain

    10/12/2014 5:42:05 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 17 replies
    Migrants with HIV should be barred from entering Britain, Ukip leader Nigel Farage has said. Mr Farage said he wanted to control the ‘quality’ of immigration into Britain and said this should include the health of immigrants. Mr Farage told Newsweek Europe it was wrong that the ‘chances of admission’ of highly qualified engineers from India were limited. “Ukip want to control the quantity and quality of people who come,” Mr Farage said. He referred to the case of convicted killer Arnis Zalkalns, suspected of murdering schoolgirl Alice Gross. “It’s simple. That Latvian convicted murdered shouldn’t have been allowed here.”
  • Nigel Farage Speaks at Garden Event

    09/14/2014 7:34:58 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 09 September 2014
    Nigel Farage speech 19:28
  • UKIP Leader Nigel Farage Slams EU, Piers Morgan, and Admits 'I'm Flawed'

    09/07/2014 12:10:20 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 15 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C., United States – UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage was in studio with radio show host Laura Ingraham this week to discuss the rise of UKIP, America's political establishment, Vladimir Putin, and even Piers Morgan. On the possibility of Jeb Bush running in the 2016 presidential election race, Mr Farage said: "He represents the Establishment. He represents more of the same. He represents the kind of Republican following of Romney... Democrats have an advantage here with the changing population, so for the Republicans to win they need someone who is actually going to inspire people, and I’m not...
  • Watch: Nigel Farage On Fox News Hannity Show..."Cameron Is Following My Lead"

    09/03/2014 7:26:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 3, 2014 | Raheen Kassam
    NEW YORK CITY, New York, United States – UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage appeared on the popular Hannity programme on Fox News tonight, discussing UK sovereignty, ISIS, David Cameron, and Islamist radicalisation.
  • Nigel Farage on Fox News' Hannity Show

    09/03/2014 3:02:17 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 18 replies
    NEW YORK CITY, New York, United States – UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage appeared on the popular Hannity programme on Fox News tonight, discussing UK sovereignty, ISIS, David Cameron, and Islamist radicalisation. Farage, who was stopped and praised numerous times in the street whilst walking to the Fox News studio in Manhattan, said that prisons and schools were hotbeds of radicalisation in the UK, and reflected on how Britain has been "too weak" on Islamism in recent years.
  • Cameron's Conservatives Flirt With EU hard-right to Block UKIP's EU Funding

    05/30/2014 10:28:48 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 15 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 28 May 2014 | M.E. Synon
    Conservative Party Leader David Cameron is trying to sabotage UKIP’s influence at the European Parliament, just days after trying to appear sympathetic to euroscepticism by telling the British people that their message at the polls was “received and understood.” Instead of accepting UKIP's victory, Cameron has started a drive to cut off the legs of “the people’s army” in Brussels and Strasbourg. He has assigned Conservative Party fixers to do deals with hard-right and populist parties which, until now, the Conservatives claimed were “unacceptable.” The Tories are trying to stop Nigel Farage from forming a political group in the parliament...
  • Farage hails UKIP triumph as Labour and the Tories are humiliated

    05/25/2014 5:11:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5/25/2014 | MATT CHORLEY, MAILONLINE POLITICAL EDITOR
    Nigel Farage tonight claimed victory in the European elections, becoming the first 'insurgent party' to top a national vote. With results still being declared, Mr Farage broke cover to predict he will humiliate the Westminster parties, pushing Labour and the Tories into second and third. Support for Ukip has surged by more than 12 per cent, outstripping a more modest boost in votes for Labour, while the Lib Dems faced near-wipeout, with some calling for Nick Clegg to resign. Mr Farage said: 'Ukip is going to win this election and yes that will be an earthquake because never before in...
  • 'The Ukip fox is in the Westminster hen house' :Jubilant Farage taunts Cameron

    05/23/2014 7:26:59 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 44 replies
    Nigel Farage today declared that Ukip is ‘re-writing political history’ after making in-roads into Labour, Tory and Lib Dem heartlands. With half of local election results declared, Ukip has won more than 100 seats, costing all the main parties overall control of town halls across the country. David Cameron rejected calls from Tory MPs to strike an electoral pact with Ukip, as Nick Clegg refused to resign after seeing the Lib Dems ousted from flagship councils. But Ed Miliband came under the greatest pressure, with Labour MPs lining up to warn his ‘unprofessional’ and ‘weird’ campaign had failed to connect...
  • Despite flak, polls show UKIP on track to top Europe vote

    05/22/2014 1:59:39 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 24 replies
    (Reuters) - The UKIP party will likely top European elections on Thursday or come a close second, according to opinion polls that suggest a barrage of criticism accusing it of racial slurs and bigotry has failed to put off voters. All three of Britain's three main political parties have strongly criticised the UK Independence Party (UKIP), which wants Britain to leave the European Union and to impose much tougher immigration controls, prompting the party to take out an advert in a national newspaper to assert that it is not racist.
  • Marine Le Pen on Muslims and Nigel Farage

    05/14/2014 8:59:58 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 19. apr. 2014 | BBC
    Marine Le Pen puts Laura Kuenssberg from BBC Newsnight in her box. The typically agenda riven bias was well in evidence here when Kuenssberg tried to get Le Pen to say that UKIP and the FN were fellow travellers. I found Ms Le Pen very adept at keeping control of the interview in not allowing herself to be pigeon holed by this BBC lackey. I admired the way that she admonished Kuenssberg for being more interested in her own questions rather than Ms Le Pens answers, a typical BBC Journalist problem unless they are interviewing someone from the left, the...
  • What the Tea Party can learn from UKIP

    05/14/2014 3:21:23 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    lauraingraham.com ^ | Laura Ingraham
    Look out, European Elites: the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) led by Nigel Farage, whose main focus is to force Britain out of the European Union, is riding high ahead of the May 22 EU Parliamentary vote. Watch one of the most powerful political videos I have seen in ages, which was launched last month by UKIP. The UKIP has been rallying support on many of the same issues that Tea Party and other traditional Reagan conservatives are concerned about in the U.S.—a declining middle class, stagnating wages, unrestricted immigration, an expanding dependency class, and affronts to national sovereignty.
  • UKIP Set For Comfortable Win In Euro Elections

    05/12/2014 2:34:28 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 37 replies
    UKIP is on course for a massive political upset with victory in the European elections in its sights, according to an exclusive Sky News/YouGov poll. The poll confirms that in recent weeks Nigel Farage's party has leaped ahead of Labour, with the Conservatives in third place and the Liberal Democrats lagging well behind. The poll, which was carried out last week, shows UKIP on 31%, while Labour has slipped back to its lowest YouGov showing in weeks on 25%. With both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats reasonably steady in the polls (the Sky News result shows Tories on 23%, Lib...
  • Nigel Farage: UKIP is not a racist party

    05/08/2014 4:03:25 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 15 replies
    The UK Independence Party "is not racist", leader Nigel Farage has told activists in central London. Mr Farage said a "handful" of its thousands of candidates had said "stupid or offensive" things, but "they never have, and they never will", represent the views of the party. He was speaking at an event designed to highlight UKIP's female, black and ethnic-minority candidates. The rally was disrupted several times by protesters accusing UKIP of racism. One UKIP candidate was suspended from the party on Saturday after describing Islam as "evil", and another resigned last week after after tweeting that comedian Lenny Henry...
  • Farage: Get Ready to Take Down the Political Establishment

    05/03/2014 4:43:04 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 25 replies
    ST IVES, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UK –– An over-capacity crowd of around 650 people met UKIP leader Nigel Farage for the final town hall-style meeting of his pre-European Election tour of the United Kingdom. With UKIP swag plastered all over the Burgess Hall venue, Farage entered to rapturous applause, flanked by increased security following the assault on him earlier this week. Farage was speaking to the throngs of disaffected Brits, who have witnessed their livelihoods sacrificed for multiculturalism, big state-driven debt, and the transfer of sovereignty over their own lives from their local towns and villages to centralised governments in London and...
  • Nigel Farage could become MP within weeks after Mercer quits

    04/29/2014 2:13:45 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 16 replies
    Nigel Farage could win a seat at Westminster within weeks after a disgraced Conservative backbencher quit the Commons and forced an unexpected by-election. In a significant blow to the Tories, Patrick Mercer stepped down as MP for Newark on Tuesday night, only days before he was due to be suspended from Parliament for six months. His decision comes after a joint investigation by The Telegraph and the BBC’s Panorama programme disclosed that Mr Mercer had tabled a series of parliamentary questions and put down a motion after accepting £4,000 from undercover reporters. David Cameron now faces the prospect of Mr...
  • David Cameron threatens to resign without 2017 EU vote

    04/29/2014 11:48:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:40PM BST 28 Apr 2014 | Matthew Holehouse
    David Cameron has promised to quit as Prime Minister if he is unable to deliver an in-out referendum on the European Union by 2017. He promised he would not “barter away” the referendum in new coalition negotiations, as an angry Conservative activist told him the public do not believe he will deliver on his promise to give the British people a say on EU membership. There are fears the pledge could be blocked by the Liberal Democrats during coalition talks if the 2015 election produces another hung parliament. Nigel Farage, the UKIP leader, claims Mr. Cameron has no intention of...
  • Ukip surges into lead in European election contest: Poll gives Nigel Farage's party 31% support

    04/27/2014 10:08:03 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 39 replies
    Ukip has surged into the lead in the European election contest despite a bruising week of controversies, a poll revealed today. Nigel Farage's party recorded 31 per cent support in YouGov research for a Sunday newspaper, three points ahead of Labour, with the Tories languishing in third on 19 per cent. It is the first time the company has given Ukip an outright advantage in the race, with ballots due to be cast in less than a month.
  • Expenses scandal roils Cameron ahead of European elections

    04/07/2014 6:40:23 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 11 replies
    Reuters UK ^ | Mon Apr 7, 2014 6:17pm BST | By Andrew Osborn
    (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron's handling of an expenses scandal engulfing one of his ministers has put him under pressure before European elections, threatening his Conservative party's already clouded electoral outlook. Cameron, whose party risks being beaten into third place in next month's European Parliament elections behind the anti-EU UK Independence party (UKIP), has stood by Maria Miller, Britain's minister for culture, since a parliamentary report ordered her to pay back wrongly claimed expenses last week. But the media and public backlash against Miller shows no sign of abating despite Cameron's efforts to end it. Many of his own...
  • Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage get personal over EU in BBC debate (Farage wins 68-27 in debate poll)

    04/02/2014 2:14:31 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/2/2014 | BBC
    Nick Clegg accused Nigel Farage of peddling "dangerous fantasies" in an ill-tempered BBC TV debate on Britain's future in Europe. Mr. Farage accused the Lib Dem leader of "willfully lying to the British people about Brussels' grip on UK laws. He also claimed EU immigration had hit the "white working class" the hardest. Instant polls said Mr. Farage had won by a bigger margin than he did in their debate last week.... The UKIP leader accused the Lib Den leader of being "hell bent on getting Britain involved in a war.... He said he did not want Britain to be...
  • Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage set for EU radio debate

    03/26/2014 5:51:45 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 5 replies
    Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage are set to debate the UK's place in the European Union live on radio. The deputy PM, who says his Liberal Democrats are the "party of in", challenged the UKIP leader, who wants the UK to leave the EU, to a debate in the run-up to the European elections. Mr Clegg argues that even threatening to leave the EU threatens British jobs. Mr Farage believes EU membership is "the most important issue this country has faced for hundreds of years". Following negotiations between the two party leaders and broadcasters, two one-hour debates have been arranged....
  • POLL: UKIP SET TO WIN EURO ELECTIONS

    03/16/2014 3:27:14 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 10 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 16 Mar 2014 | NICK HALLETT
    The UK Independence Party is on course to win the largest share of the vote in May's European Elections, according to a new poll. The party is currently on 30 percent, with Labour in second place on 28. The ComRes poll for the Independent on Sunday, which bases its European voting figures on the 38 percent of respondents who said they are "absolutely certain" to vote, is the first poll for some time to ask a question specifically about the European elections. The Conservatives, who maintain that they are the only party who can offer a referendum on the EU,...
  • Mass immigration has left Britain 'unrecognisable', says Nigel Farage

    03/01/2014 8:22:46 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 48 replies
    Mass immigration has left Britain an "unrecognisable" country that many people would not want to leave to their children and grandchildren, Nigel Farage has said. In one of his strongest attacks on immigration policy, he said the arrival of migrants has some British people feeling that parts of the country are now alien to them. The UK Independence Party leader said parts of the country had been "taken over" by foreigners and told how he caught a recent commuter train from London to Kent and had to wait for several stops before he heard English being spoken.
  • UKIP Leader Accepts Clegg's Challenge for EU Membership Debate

    02/21/2014 7:32:20 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 7 replies
    The Wall Street Journal (World) ^ | 2/21/2014 | Nicholas Winning
    Nigel Farage and Deputy Prime Minister Represent Opposite Ends of In/Out Argument LONDON— Nigel Farage, the leader of the small United Kingdom Independence Party, on Friday accepted a challenge from Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to debate Britain's membership of the European Union, paving the way for the most ardent advocates of each side of the in/out argument to lock horns. Britain's future in the EU has become an increasingly open question after Prime Minister David Cameron pledged that if he wins a second term next year he will renegotiate Britain's ties with the bloc and then hold a national...
  • Nigel Farage (talks about 2014 UK Elections....WE WANT AN EU REFERENDUM!!!)

    10/01/2013 7:08:23 PM PDT · by Kolath · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9/20/2013 | UKIP
    UKIP leader Nigel Farage at a political assembly talking about the 2014 UK elections and the current state of UK politics.
  • Nigel Farage predicts Ukip 'earthquake' in European elections

    09/20/2013 4:18:52 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 10 replies
    The eurosceptic party's leader will tell activists gathered for its annual conference in London that Britain is "moving Ukip's way" on issues such as benefits, education and Europe. And he will put a tough line on immigration at the heart of his pitch to voters - warning the Tories that failing to block an influx of Bulgarians and Romanians to the UK will lead to a ballot box hammering. In a frank admission, he will accept that the media spotlight has exposed unpalatable views among its "eclectic" membership and that he had a "blistering row" with outspoken MEP Godfrey Bloom....
  • UKIP Nigel Farage - speech at Strasbourg

    09/14/2013 3:34:57 AM PDT · by Vanders9 · 7 replies
    UKIP ^ | 09/11/13
    Nigel Farage sticking it to the EU global climate change fanatics - and a typically inane response by Borruso
  • Nigel Farage: Changing British Politics

    08/09/2013 7:26:33 PM PDT · by Kolath · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | Published on Jul 14, 2013 | BridlingtonWarrior
    Nigel Farage doing what he does best! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJhbBmoXbWg
  • Ukip's Nigel Farage: get your elbow out of our ribs, David Cameron

    07/21/2013 10:39:31 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 2 replies
    Writing for MSN, Ukip leader Nigel Farage welcomes David Cameron's decision to scrap alcohol minimum pricing and plain-pack cigarettes - but says the government must do more to stop thinking it always knows best It’s been a pretty good week for those of us who believe in personal liberty. The government has dropped the legislation that promised that booze would be sold with a minimum price and that cigarette packets should be plain. But these are two small victories in an ongoing war with a political class that really does think it knows how best we should live our lives....
  • The gathering storm

    07/07/2013 4:05:46 PM PDT · by Kolath · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | Nov 29, 2011 | Pat Condell
    Some truths about the EU http://www.ukip.org/page/truth Van Rompuy tells Italy not to hold elections http://www.thecommentator.com/article... EU demands right to dictate national budgets http://uk.news.yahoo.com/eu-launches-... UK Parliament kills the referendum debate http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics... European Union has destroyed national democracy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK_yKh... How Brussels stifles democracy in Europe http://www.standpointmag.co.uk/node/4... The end of Europe's fantasy is now in sight http://www.standpointmag.co.uk/node/4... Nigel Farage: This is how dictatorship begins http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HanScO... Europe's hit squad http://www.spectator.co.uk/essays/all... The lamps are going out all over Europe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEYWVd... If you live in the UK, sign the People's Pledge and demand a referendum http://www.peoplespledge.org/ Campaign for an independent Britain http://www.freebritain.org.uk/
  • EXCLUSIVE: Green 'industry' bullying weak minded politicians says UKIP's Nigel Farage

    06/05/2013 9:32:35 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 6 replies
    The environmental movement has become politicised, urbanised and is 'full of profound deep ignorance' says UKIP leader Nigel Farage. In an exclusive interview with edie, Farage says he has been a keen supporter of environmental issues since the late 1980's but attacked those driving the movement today, claiming that it has turned into an 'industry'. "This industry has managed to bully weak minded politicians into making a series of decisions that actually aren't good for biodiversity, sustainability or the environment," says Farage. Claiming to be an environmentalist, Farage slammed European leaders for lacking the necessary understanding to put effective environmental...
  • NIGEL FARAGE ON 12% TAX RATE FOR MEMBERS OF EU PARLIAMENT: IT IS TAX FRAUD ON A MASSIVE SCALE!

    05/23/2013 2:30:05 AM PDT · by Maurice Tift · 12 replies
    Silver Doctors ^ | MAY 22, 2013 | The Doc
      The European Parliament met Tuesday to discuss the issue of tax evasion throughout the UK and the Eurozone, and how the European Parliament might clamp down on those attempting to protect their well earned wealth from government confiscation.    All was going according to plan, until UKIP member Nigel Farage was given the floor.    Farage immediately launched into a classic rant against Barroso and the rest of the EU bureaucrats, stating that it is not the average man on the street that is engaging in tax fraud, but the European Parliament members themselves:    If we look at the...
  • UKIP Leader Nigel Farage Barricaded In Pub

    05/16/2013 1:03:27 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 21 replies
    UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been escorted away from demonstrators in a police riot van during a campaign trip in Edinburgh. Mr Farage was heckled by protesters as he was promoting the UKIP candidate in a Scottish by-election. As he was holding a news conference inside the Canons' Gait pub on the Royal Mile, just yards from the Scottish Parliament, he was surrounded by dozens of protesters shouting insults at him - some calling him "racist" and "scum". Bar staff were forced to clear the pub and the protest spilled outside, obstructing Mr Farage's exit. The UKIP leader attempted to...
  • The Rise of UKIP (on the brink of major victories...UK County Elections)

    05/02/2013 3:18:55 PM PDT · by Kolath · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 05/02/2013 | UKIP
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
  • UKIP surge to 22% of vote in latest ComRes Poll

    04/30/2013 2:30:09 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 37 replies
    Here’s what we think we do know about Thursday’s local elections. - The Conservatives will win the most seats; this is their territory -The Conservative share of the seats will still drop most dramatically; the last time these were contested in the dog days of Gordon Brown’s premiership the Tories trounced Labour Here’s what we know we don’t know. - How well UKIP will do Well there’s a lot we don’t know yet but number one is most important So how well might they do? A ComRes Poll for The Coalition for Marriage released on Tuesday night suggested that UKIP...
  • Question Time: Ukip leader Nigel Farage says UK can't deport Abu Qatada while part of EU

    04/26/2013 3:48:26 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 11 replies
    UKIP leader Nigel Farage said the UK won't be able to deport Abu Qatada while still part of the European Union (EU) on Question Time tonight. The 49-year-old said the vast majority of the British public are frustrated the hate preacher has not been sent to Jordan to face terror charges. However, the politician said while Britain are signed up to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) we won't be able to deport Qatada. Mr Farage said: "[The Conservatives] keep talking tough on human rights because the vast majority of the British public are enraged that they can't get...
  • Nigel Farage: "This EU is the New Communism. It is Power without Limits."

    04/23/2013 7:43:46 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 17 April 2013 | Nigel Farage
    Speaker: Nigel Farage MEP, Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Co-President of the 'Europe of Freedom and Democracy' (EFD) Group in the European Parliament - Video 3:03
  • Farage: EU is the New Communism

    04/18/2013 2:17:19 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 10 replies
    Nigel Farage speaking at the EU Parliament: “Years ago, Mrs Thatcher recognised the truth about the European project. She saw that it was about taking away democracy from nation states and handing that power to largely unaccountable people. Knowing as she did that the Euro would not work, she saw that this was a very dangerous design.”
  • Conservative donors defecting to UKIP after becoming fed-up with Cameron's X-Factor obsession

    04/13/2013 7:05:23 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 17 replies
    Wealthy Conservative donors are defecting to the UK Independence Party to pledge financial backing ahead of next month’s local elections, it emerged today. UKIP leader Nigel Farage suggested five or six former members of the Tory Leader’s Group who paid £50,000-a-year to dine with David Cameron and other frontbenchers had switched to support his anti-EU party. One ex-donor said he decided to switch after a dinner with Mr Cameron where he just wanted to talk about contestants on X-Factor. UKIP hopes to secure several donations of more than £1million to bankroll the party’s campaigning in next year’s elections to the...
  • Margaret Thatcher listened to voters – now it’s Nigel Farage who hears their despair

    04/11/2013 2:59:47 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 16 replies
    No one much cared what Nigel Farage had to say about Margaret Thatcher. The verdicts of everyone from Nick Clegg to Gerry Adams were being relayed, but broadcasters were not keen on the views of the chap with the funny hat and the comic expressions. Ukip is still seen in Westminster as a freakish single-issue party with the intellectual clout of a mayfly and about the same life expectancy. It might flutter during the Government’s mid-term blues, but it is expected to perish in the next election as surely as the BNP did in the last one. This was certainly...
  • Free speech under threat as advertising company "agrees" to remove UKIP poster

    03/30/2013 8:45:19 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 13 replies
    Just hours after a new UKIP poster ad was spotted in Levenshulme, Manchester, a trade unionist-led campaign to have the advertisement removed has apparently led to success, in what opponents have called "a sad day for freedom of speech". Campaigners online are boasting about the impending removal of a UK Independence Party poster positioned in "deep-red Labour territory". The poster which reads, "Stop Open Door EU Immigration: Enough's Enough" has recently been posted in Levenshulme, an area of Manchester populated by around 12,000 people. Described as a 'multi-ethnic' area, Leveshulme has a significant immigrant population, with 2001 census figures showing...
  • UKIP leader Nigel Farage speaks out about immigration in Peterborough

    03/29/2013 6:34:35 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 22 replies
    UKIP leader Nigel Farage told a packed public meeting on Monday in Suffolk that he was flabbergasted at the immigration problems in Peterborough. Speaking to Paul Stainton on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire on Tuesday, he bemoaned a sense of “emnity” that he felt had developed in the city in the last ten years, which he attributed to the high level of immigration. Mr Farage said: “I was amazed to see the sort of Polish quarter of the town, and to see the size of it, it’s rapid development, and how few people spoke English. “But the worst thing was a sense...
  • UKIP leader Nigel Farage packs them in at Suffolk meeting

    03/26/2013 9:46:13 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 9 replies
    There can't be many senior politicians who are able to pack a hall on a freezing, snowy night and then, when the meeting's over, roll into the local pub and hold fort at the bar for the next hour and a half. Step forward, Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party. It was standing room only at the Brandon Community Hall in Suffolk. More than 300 people crammed into the room. Another 20 or 30 people stood in the corridor straining to listen and the police were called to direct the traffic. "I thought UKIP was only for eccentrics,...