Posts under ‘UKIP’

Nuttall registers ‘home address’ as Stoke house he had never visited

by Newsdesk.

Paul Nuttall, UKIP’s leader and candidate in the Stoke Central by-election faces serious questions over his eligibility as a candidate, after he revealed to Channel 4’s Michael Crick that he had signed his nomination papers using an address that he did not live in at the time. Candidates in parliamentary elections are required to sign […]

Paul Nuttall in Stoke

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

A scene replaying itself night after night in drinking establishments across the land. A man, in late middle age, sat alone nursing a pint. He wears a creased suit and a defeated expression, and staring into the drink his mind races with what might have been. This was the London Road Ale House on Friday […]

On Sleaford and North Hykeham

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

Only two things have come out of Sleaford. Those mods (well, their name anyway) and predictions of imminent doom for the Labour Party. Yes, at the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election, Labour failed to turn in a creditable performance. It dropped seven points, the Tories and kippers lost a couple apiece, and the LibDems surged past from nowhere […]

Who is Paul Nutall?

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

Who’s that knight on a white charger? Why, it’s none other than Paul Nuttall, Eddie Hitler look-a-like and the latest leader of our purple friends in the United Kingdom Independence Party. His election by a landslide suggests a desire on the part of the party’s much-reduced membership (of which, 15,500 out of 33k cast a […]

UKIP after Steven Woolfe

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

It’s been a torrid time for UKIP since the referendum in June. And not in a good way. On no less than three occasions, the cause of the purple party’s discomforts have, ostensibly, centered upon the person of Steven Woolfe. There was the farce of the leadership campaign where, readers will recall, Woolfe demonstrated his lightning fast organising […]

Can UKIP get the UKIP bandwagon rolling again?

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

Remember UKIP? You know, that garishly-branded so-called people’s party that has form on the privatisation of the NHS, massive tax cuts for the mega wealthy, and thinks things like the minimum wage and maternity pay should be at an employer’s discretion? Reminding us they’re very real and very relevant, UKIP have made their first headlines […]

Labour needs to confront not appease the UKIP agenda

by Barry Gray.

In the wake of UKIP’s electoral advance, both at this year’s General Election and last year’s European Parliament election, the Labour Party has come under growing pressure, from inside and outside its own ranks, to adapt to UKIP’s anti-immigrant and English nationalist agenda. Backed by the right-wing media, the Blue Labour current within the party in […]

What if David Miliband had won …

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

The polls were with Labour. The feedback on the doorstep was very encouraging. It looked like all the naysayers and the problems of the previous five years had been put to bed. Until that exit poll flashed up on the nation’s TV screens. It gave the Tories a clear lead, and one several seats away from […]

Smoke me a Kipper

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

Was going to blog about the doings at Stoke Council but the unfolding train wreck around UKIP’s leadership has coloured me interested. For once I was looking forward to Nigel Farage’s appearance on Question Time. Looking back the one prediction I got right about political developments this year was this: There will be a little bit of drop off [in UKIP support] […]

The Tories won a tactical victory – not an endorsement of austerity

by Mike Hedges.

The general election result was not an endorsement of austerity but was a stunning Tory tactical success. The Tories adopted a policy of defending key marginal seats against Labour and UKIP and attacking in Liberal Democrat seats. The strategy worked and lead to a Tory majority government for the first time since 1992. This was […]

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