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UKIP: From Independence to Irrelevance

UKIP: From Independence to Irrelevance

Tom Ridgway April 29, 2017 0

What a political journey the ‘People’s Army’ has been on. From winning the European Parliament elections in 2014, to forcing David Cameron into holding an in/out EU referendum, it once seemed that UKIP were an unstoppable

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Book Review – ‘Rebel’ by Douglas Carswell MP

Book Review – ‘Rebel’ by Douglas Carswell MP

James Bickerton April 25, 2017 0

Douglas Carswell, the independent MP for Clacton, is convinced that Britain’s political and economic systems are rigged. This in itself is scarcely noteworthy. These days just about everybody involved in politics, from the Corbynite

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The Rumble in the UKIP Jungle – Team Farage or Team Carswell?

The Rumble in the UKIP Jungle – Team Farage or Team Carswell?

Kyle Scott Pirie March 3, 2017 1

After the recent by-elections in Stoke and Copeland, you would think that it is the Labour party that would be ripping itself apart. They lost a seat to the Tories, the first gain for

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The Implosion of UKIP

The Implosion of UKIP

Alexander Fiúza August 8, 2016 0

The chaos in the Labour Party has obscured a similarly messy leadership contest: this one for leadership of UKIP, started in the wake of Farage’s resignation. After a clearly political ruling barring those who

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In Profile: UKIP Leadership Hopeful Steven Woolfe

In Profile: UKIP Leadership Hopeful Steven Woolfe

Alexander Fiúza July 21, 2016 0

A boy born in Moss Side in Manchester, who moved to Burnage while waiting for a council flat in Withington after his old house was knocked down. His mother worked three jobs so he

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Britain has Voted for Freedom

Britain has Voted for Freedom

Thomas Walker June 24, 2016 0

Brexit is happening. We at The Backbencher see this as a triumph for freedom and democracy. The British people have demonstrated enormous intelligence and independent mindedness in disregarding the overwhelming narrative of fear and pessimism

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4 Ways Corbyn’s Leadership Could Change The Parties

4 Ways Corbyn’s Leadership Could Change The Parties

Joey Simnett September 12, 2015 0

Rebellious left wing MP Jeremy Corbyn has just been voted in as the leader of the Labour Party. Corbyn managed to nab 59.5% of the vote in just the first round, with Burnham, Cooper

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Donald Trump Is America’s Nigel Farage

Donald Trump Is America’s Nigel Farage

Lee Jenkins September 10, 2015 0

A pinstripe-clad firebrand is whipping up anti-immigrant sentiment, flaunting his business background in juxtaposition to the professional political class who’ve lost touch with their roots and have no grasp of the real world. In

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Former UKIP Candidate Blames Child Migrant Death On Greed

Former UKIP Candidate Blames Child Migrant Death On Greed

Joey Simnett September 3, 2015 1

Peter Bucklitsch, failed UKIP parlimentary candidate for Wimbledon and former Lib Dem and Tory (what?), prompted outrage on social media this afternoon after claiming that the infamous photo of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi was

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Indefensible and Undemocratic Lords Appointments

Indefensible and Undemocratic Lords Appointments

Robert Tyler August 28, 2015 0

Britain’s 4th Party gets 22 Lords, whilst its 3rd gets none. On Thursday, the Number 10 Press Office put out a statement on behalf of the Prime Minister announcing the creation of a fistful of new

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