Peter Oborne

How Nigel Farage gave British democracy back to the voters

Ukip has changed the shape of politics – for the better

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[/audioplayer]Whether or not Ukip wins, this month’s European election campaign has belonged to one politician alone: Nigel Farage. Single-handedly he has brought these otherwise moribund elections to life. Single-handedly he has restored passion, genuine debate and meaning to politics.

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