UKIP

Ukip is a party for people who hate London. That’s why Labour should be scared

8 November 2014 9:00 am

It is interesting that neither Scotland nor Wales have been much bitten by the Ukip bug. The supposedly sensible view…

The shameful truth: Britain lets in far too few refugees

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Britain’s appalling record on refugees is a moral failure, and national disgrace

Ukip’s Patrick O’Flynn on the ‘genius’ Nigel Farage and why Douglas Carswell’s votes won’t set party policy

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Patrick O’Flynn praises ‘genius’ Nigel Farage, and puts Douglas Carswell in his place

How to fight Ukip

1 November 2014 9:00 am

In the 2005 general election this magazine supported the Conservatives, with one exception — we urged voters in Medway not to…

Forget Ukip – what we need is some ostracisms

1 November 2014 9:00 am

For all Nigel Farage’s appealing bluster, he is never going to be in a position to get us out of…

Rand Paul is like Nigel Farage – except he might win

1 November 2014 9:00 am

Rand Paul combines a dull, reassuring manner with a Ukip-like insurgent appeal. It could take him to the presidency

Spectator letters: In defence of the GMC and Ukip members, and how Rachmaninov spelled Rachmaninov

25 October 2014 9:00 am

Health check Sir: I have to take issue on (at least) three counts with Dr Vernon Coleman and his absurd…

It’s not just Ukip that’s changing Cameron’s mind about immigration

25 October 2014 9:00 am

It is easy to mock David Cameron on immigration. Under pressure from the public and from Ukip, he’s having to…

How Cameron could make the EU a winning issue (and why he won’t)

25 October 2014 9:00 am

I don’t think the PM will really campaign for an EU exit. But he still has the best chance of getting one

Russell Brand and Nigel Farage remind me of myself five years ago

25 October 2014 9:00 am

I’m often asked by other free school proposers what lessons I’ve learnt over the past five years. Any pearls of…

Portrait of the week

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Home Checks began at British airports for passengers who might have come from west Africa with Ebola fever (even though…

Ukip is here to stay – especially if Labour wins

18 October 2014 9:00 am

British politics is rather like one of those playground games of football where one match is being played lengthways and…

Reading the comments on my Ukip columns, I finally understand the Nazis

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Like many, I’ve always been a bit baffled by the story of the rise of Nazism. The Germans I’ve met…

Ukip is in the middle of the most cynical political repositioning ever

18 October 2014 9:00 am

I think I’ve cracked it. If you want to springboard your minor political party into the mainstream and take British…

Why it won’t be Ukip’s fault if Cameron loses

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Ukip tried to play fair with Cameron. But he wouldn’t even talk to us

Who are Ukip’s new voters? The kind of people who decide elections

11 October 2014 9:00 am

An opinion poll to be published next week will reveal that Labour leader Ed Miliband is slightly less popular with…

Ukip's logo is quite successful – in communicating a spirit of gung-ho crapness

11 October 2014 9:00 am

Now that the conference season is over, we can compare not just the party policies, but their logos too. Last…

Why the real winner from George Osborne’s ‘Google tax’ could be Nigel Farage

4 October 2014 9:00 am

George Osborne’s promise to crack down on multinational companies’ avoidance of UK taxes by the use of impenetrable devices such…

Nigel Farage’s class war

4 October 2014 9:00 am

I initially thought Nigel Farage had made a mistake in unveiling Mark Reckless on the final day of his party…

Cameron must reunite the Tories or lose the next election

27 September 2014 9:00 am

No one goes to Birmingham to revive a marriage. But that is what David Cameron and the Conservative party must…

The Spectator's Notes: this is the worst reshuffle since 1989

19 July 2014 9:00 am

This must be the worst reshuffle since Mrs Thatcher demoted Geoffrey Howe in 1989. Unlike that one, its errors are…

Once Scotland votes, it's England's turn for a constitutional crisis

14 June 2014 8:00 am

Before David Cameron heads off for his summer holiday, he’ll be presented with a first draft of the Tory manifesto…

What Julius Caesar would have done about Nigel Farage

7 June 2014 9:00 am

Our politicians are desperately keen to turn the toast of the people, Nigel Farage, into toast himself. But is that…

Nigel Farage is becoming a moderniser

7 June 2014 9:00 am

There are many words that you might associate with Nigel Farage, but moderniser probably isn’t one. Yet the Ukip leader…

Does Ukip believe in anything any more?

7 June 2014 9:00 am

I’m worried about Ukip. It’s possible that my concerns are entirely misplaced but let me give you some examples of…