UKIP

Ukip should return – our politics depends on it

4 August 2018 9:00 am

‘The return of Ukip’ declared the headline on our cover story last week. The polling boffin Matthew Goodwin to whose…

Ukip is back thanks to the Chequers backlash

28 July 2018 9:00 am

How the party plans to take advantage of the Chequers backlash

In the end, the Remainers will win. The powerful always do

21 July 2018 9:00 am

Before the referendum, I predicted behind closed doors that even if Leave improbably prevailed, Britain’s political establishment would ensure that…

Ukip’s on the verge of a spectacular comeback – and it’s all thanks to Theresa May

14 July 2018 9:00 am

Paul Joseph Watson, Count Dankula and Sargon of Akkad have joined Ukip. Let that sink in. This is an in-joke…

There are too many women on Radio 4 and they’re always moaning

9 June 2018 9:00 am

We had a long drive back from the north-east last weekend. Six hours or so, including a stop halfway, just…

The word ‘extremist’ has lost all meaning

3 March 2018 9:00 am

A few years ago, in these pages, Matthew Parris defined Ukip as a party of extremists. Perhaps one of his…

This is Ukip’s Britain. The rest of us just live in it

27 January 2018 9:00 am

The Tories are dancing on the party’s grave while adopting its philosophy

Theresa May doesn’t want yes-men – and hasn’t got them

7 October 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, told her audience at the Conservative party conference that she wanted to continue, like…

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…