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

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

Ukip Don’t Have a Leadership Crisis, They Have a Membership Crisis

One of the biggest problems Ukip have at the moment is that, despite the best efforts of the often charming and eloquent man-of-the-people, pint swilling, cigarette puffing, Nigel Farage; the image many other Ukip party members project is of homophobic, unintelligent, misogynistic, sexist, and borderline racist little Englanders. Take the most recent incident. Kerry Smith … Continue reading

UKIP candidate posts ‘Bongo Bongo Land’ map on his Facebook page

The map published on the Facebook page of David Little, the party’s parliamentary candidate for Dover, also insults Scotland    A wannabe UKIP MP has caused outrage with a world map calling Africa “Bongo Bongo Land”, writes Nigel Nelson in the Sunday People. The cartoon refers to London as home to “cosmopolitan poofters” and Scotland … Continue reading

It may surprise you how similar Britain First is to UKIP

Britain First are a far-right political group who pull stunts like invading mosques. They also enthusiastically back Ukip. What do Ukip and Britain First have in common? Britain First have admitted on their Facebook page that they don’t want votes – and their supporters should vote UKIP Britain First is “a patriotic political party and … Continue reading

Shock and awe: 10 years of UKIP scandals. More than a decade of UKIP’s most unbelievable misdeeds.

  Celebrate good times, come on! It may be hard to believe it, but today is the 21st anniversary of the creation of UKIP. My, hasn’t it grown? Despite being centuries younger than the other main parties in Britain, UKIP has contributed more than its fair share of improper behaviour, dubious conduct and contemptuous observations … Continue reading

Ukip candidate’s family restaurant fined over illegal immigrants

Amjad Bashir, whose sons run Zouk in Manchester, confirms staff were arrested and firm fined for breaking immigration law Ukip candidate Amjad Bashir would not confirm how much the restaurant was fined for employing illegal immigrants. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian A restaurant run by the sons of one of Ukip’s top candidates in … Continue reading

UKIP election candidate suspended over anti-Islamic and homophobic Twitter rants

Harry Perry, who was due to stand for the party in Offerton, could still be elected as an independent councillor in the May 22 local election Harry Perry A UKIP candidate has been suspended from the party after the M.E.N exposed a torrent of ‘dangerous and divisive’ anti-Islamic and homophobic rants he had posted on … Continue reading

Is Ukip a party of bigots? Let’s look at the evidence. Their manifesto might just look like a list of things that annoy people, but party members hold some views that should concern us, says Alex Andreou.

Nigel Farage. Photograph: Getty Images The danger with extremism is that, when filtered through eyes and minds of reasonable people, it appears ridiculous. The reasonable assumption is that others will view it through the same filter and find it equally ridiculous. But, while The Reasonable laugh, support for extremist views creeps up. Because what The … Continue reading