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Tory-UKIP Non-Aggression Pact?

Tory-UKIP Non-Aggression Pact?

Lee Jenkins January 2, 2014 2

An outright Tory UKIP electoral pact may be off the cards. But there is still space for a non-aggression pact. Recent reports in The Telegraph have hinted that Nigel Farage may be harboring a

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New UKIP – Old Labour

Lee Jenkins December 13, 2013 17

The Labour your father voted for is back, but it isn’t being led by Ed Miliband For a time it seemed we had a balance in mainstream British politics; two parties of the Centre

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Sykes’ support will ensure UKIP ‘Earthquake’

Sykes’ support will ensure UKIP ‘Earthquake’

Backbencher November 20, 2013 0

Entrepreneur Paul Sykes, one of Britain’s richest men, has thrown his substantial financial support behind the UKIP euro-election campaign. Nigel Farage’s electoral ‘earthquake’ now seems much more likely- and it may just rock the

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UKIP’s Dilemma: Professional or Popular?

UKIP’s Dilemma: Professional or Popular?

Lee Jenkins September 26, 2013 1

Godfrey Bloom’s slut shaming remarks are forcing UKIP to decide what sort of party it wants to be. Unless you were living in a cave last week, you’d have seen or heard the furore

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Philip Hollobone MP: the man behind our unwanted bills

Philip Hollobone MP: the man behind our unwanted bills

Backbencher September 25, 2013 4

Angus Hopes criticises Tory MP Philip Hollobone’s anachronistic proposals. Tories love tradition. Tory backbenchers really love tradition. Nothing stirs the heart of the middle-aged fringe conservative more than the reprisal of yesteryear. Philip Hollobone

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UKIP: a truly libertarian Party or just a (social) con?

UKIP: a truly libertarian Party or just a (social) con?

Alexandra Swann August 20, 2013 56

Alexandra Swann examines the current divide in UKIP between libertarians and social conservatives. UKIP’s constitution claims “UKIP is a democratic, libertarian party”, but to what extent is this true? I, for one, joined not

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Tory MEP Expenses Cheat Switches to UKIP

Tory MEP Expenses Cheat Switches to UKIP

Milton July 28, 2013 4

Den Dover is a former Tory MEP who was forced to pay back hundreds of thousands of pounds in expenses. Mr Dover’s expulsion was personally ordered by David Cameron and his offences were originally

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Will You Kip With Nigel?

Will You Kip With Nigel?

Milton July 28, 2013 0

Farage Fever seems to be spreading, unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately) for the UKIP leader it seems to be mostly amongst his own party. Milton was shown that Mr Farage has ‘checked into’ a ‘Lovely

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Libertarians need to get out more!

Libertarians need to get out more!

Daniel Pryor July 23, 2013 4

(Photograph by Mokeneco) Daniel Pryor urges libertarians to cast off the oppressive shackles of basement-dwelling. It’s currently a Sunday evening, and I am eternally grateful that The Backbencher is largely in the business of

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T’up North: UKIP’s New Happy Hunting Ground

T’up North: UKIP’s New Happy Hunting Ground

Lee Jenkins July 4, 2013 3

Forget the Shires, UKIP have their sites on the towns and cities of Northern England With the exception of Lincolnshire, UKIP have yet to make real headway in Tory areas, which would be odd

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