UKIP

Be careful what you wish for: in the country, no one can hear you scream

8 July 2017 9:00 am

I’ve diagnosed myself with early onset cottage-itis. It’s not supposed to happen for another decade, but at 29 I dream…

Sky Atlantic’s Riviera is fine if all you want is the TV equivalent of a computer screensaver

24 June 2017 9:00 am

‘Riviera is the new Night Manager,’ I read somewhere. No, it’s not. Riviera (Sky Atlantic, Thursday) is the new Eldorado…

This is the worst Tory election campaign ever

27 May 2017 9:00 am

I am trying to remember if there was ever a worse Conservative election campaign than this current dog’s breakfast —…

Whether you look at leaders or voters, Labour is now the stupidest party

20 May 2017 9:00 am

John Stuart Mill is usually credited as the person who first called the Conservatives ‘the stupid party’, but that isn’t…

Is Nicola Sturgeon wearing titanium leg extensions?

1 April 2017 9:00 am

The thing that got me about the photo-graph which prompted the Daily Mail’s harmless but now infamous headline ‘Never mind…

Portrait of the week

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Home Sir John Major, the former prime minister, made a speech at Chatham House in which he called the referendum…

The real reason Nigel Farage hates Douglas Carswell

4 March 2017 9:00 am

If the British establishment really wants to troll Ukip, then I suppose it ought to give Douglas Carswell a knighthood…

Paul Nuttall and the tricks memory plays on all of us

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Before you laugh at Paul Nuttall, consider your own mental myth-making

I’m starting to think that Brexit will kill Ukip

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Perversity is a much undervalued British trait, much more redolent of our real psyche than queuing, drinking tea or being…

Matthew Parris vs Matt Ridley on Brexit bitterness

10 December 2016 9:00 am

A conversation about Brexit and bitterness

Portrait of the week

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Home Paul Nuttall, aged 39, was elected leader of the UK Independence Party. He said: ‘I want to replace the Labour…

Ukip is missing an amazing opportunity

5 November 2016 9:00 am

There was a comedy programme about Nigel Farage on the BBC this week, entitled Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back.…

Don’t let the defeat of Islamic State mean more terror at home

22 October 2016 9:00 am

The Islamic State’s pretence to nationhood was based on the holding of territory. With the battle for Mosul this week,…

Theresa May sets Brexit deadline; Diane James quits as Ukip leader

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said at the Conservative party conference that hers was now the party of ‘working-class’…

Is Boris without a philosophy? No, he’s worse than that

3 September 2016 9:00 am

Against Boris Sir: In discussing my attitude to Boris (‘The Boris-bashers should be ashamed’, 27 August), Mary Wakefield is too kind —…

A vote of confidence in Britain (even the bond markets agree)

2 July 2016 9:00 am

During the referendum campaign, it seemed at times as if a competition was on to issue the most hyperbolic claim…

Labour can't learn from its mistakes. Here's why

14 May 2016 9:00 am

By now, Labour should be rather good at post-defeat inquests. Plenty have been conducted over the years and the drill…

Voting Remain is an act of heartless snobbery

14 May 2016 9:00 am

One of the interesting features of the Brexit debate is that it has laid bare a schism in British society…

It’s not just Donald Trump, the right is tearing itself apart everywhere

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Conservatism is having a nervous breakdown

What makes the white working class angry? Twits like Hsiao-Hung Pai

19 March 2016 9:00 am

This is a quite remarkable book. Badly written, devoid of anything even vaguely approaching a methodology, patronising, hideously mistaken on…

The ‘in’ and ‘out’ campaigns? Claptrap on both sides!

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Jonathan Davis invites City veteran and Open Europe founder Rodney Leach to assess the campaigns for and against Brexit

Trade comes before trade agreements (but the ‘in’ campaign don’t think so)

5 March 2016 9:00 am

The government, or at least David Cameron’s bit of it, seems to think that trade is something that takes place…

What do all these evil maniacs have in common?

5 March 2016 9:00 am

More bad publicity for the Islamic State’s ‘Kafir Tiny Tots and Babycare Service’. A burka-clad madwoman wandering through the streets…

If the migrant crisis goes on like this, there may be no EU for Britain to leave

27 February 2016 9:00 am

Imagine if Nigel Farage declared that police should be ready to shoot migrants trying to make it from Calais to…

Why the next Tory leader is likely to be in the ‘Leave’ camp

13 February 2016 9:00 am

Here is a thought for all those Tory MPs calculating their personal advantage in the forthcoming EU referendum: unless the…