Ukip is the sleaziest and most disreputable party in Britain, voters say

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Voters rate the party as nearly as sleazy as bankers Voters think UKIP is the most sleazy political party in Britain, a new poll has found. 63% of people branded Ukip “sleazy and disreputable” in the latest YouGov poll compared to 44% for the Conservatives and 33% for Labour. Of all the national parties the … Continue reading

Vote Ukip, says far-right group Britain First

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Letters and leaflets currently being distributed by Britain First effectively endorse Nigel Farage’s party Britain First, the far-right political party responsible for vigilante “invasions” of mosques and a campaign against the “Islamification” of Britain, has told its supporters to help deliver “major Ukip gains” at the general election. Letters and leaflets currently being distributed by … Continue reading

Tory suspended in ‘vote plot’ probe

The Tory candidate in a key general election marginal has been suspended after allegedly hatching a plot with far-right extremists to win votes by stirring up racial hatred. Afzal Amin is accused of scheming with the English Defence League (EDL) Afzal Amin is accused of scheming with the English Defence League (EDL) to announce an … Continue reading

Scunthorpe UKIP man suspended over harassment complaint

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Misconduct charges have been served against barrister Stephen Howd, who is based in Leeds The UKIP prospective parliamentary candidate for Scunthorpe has been suspended by the party after a complaint of harassment was made against him at work. Stephen Howd, 49, from Hook, East Yorkshire, is a Leeds-based barrister. The Bar Standards Board, which regulates … Continue reading

Ukip MEP Janice Atkinson suspended and axed as election candidate over ‘serious financial allegations’

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 Nigel Farage’s party said it was ‘incredibly disappointed’ with her ‘poor judgement’ but did not give further details of the claims Ukip has removed the whip from MEP Janice Atkinson and axed her as a general election candidate following “allegations of a serious financial nature”. The party would not give further details on the claims, … Continue reading

Britain’s race issue: now and then

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Channel 4’s Britain’s Racist Election about the notorious 1964 Smethwick campaign sheds light on our current political climate, says Jasper Rees Controversial: Peter Griffiths campaigning in Smethwick in 1964 in Britain’s Racist Election, Channel 4, 10.00pm Photo: Express & Star Race is proving to be this election’s hot potato, with the meteoric rise of Ukiplinked by … Continue reading

Ukip leader Nigel Farage is desperate to create a green and unpleasant land

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IB Times – Nigel Farage thinks Britain has fundamentally changed when it comes to attitudes to race and is now as colour-blind as he claims to be himself.  If we needed further proof of the deep unpleasantness of Ukip Nigel Farage served it up in bucketloads yesterday. When asked by a Channel 4 documentary if there … Continue reading

Australian-themed bar slammed for welcoming EDL protesters claims police asked them to

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Hundreds of police were drafted in to maintain order near Walkabout in Manchester – it claims it was not out to make a profit from the far-right demonstrators Walkabout: Hundreds of EDL members flooded into Manchester city centre on Saturday Bosses at an Australian-themed bar slammed for welcoming EDL protesters have defended their actions – and … Continue reading

Veteran reports Britain First for defamation over fake photo

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EXCLUSIVE: Far-right group Britain First have stirred controversy after posting up an image of a Navy veteran holding up a photoshopped sign. Britain First shared this to over 600,000 supporters. On 5 March, the group posted up a photo of a Muslim man holding up a sign that read: “Boycott bigotry and kill all non … Continue reading

Pegida UK: A lacklustre disappointment to its German parents

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A man with a swastika on the back of his helmet holds a sign aloft amid the Pegida UK crowd in Newcastle.(IBT) For a new protest group, there is little new about Pegida UK. Its launch in Newcastle on 28 February could barely muster a tenth of the support its parent organisation in Germany drew, … Continue reading