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Tis the Season for a Jolly

On Wednesday, the Evening Standard revealed the menu of the Christmas lunch being laid on for MEPs in the European Parliament’s restaurant in Brussels. They also printed an outraged reaction from UKIP’s deputy leader, MEP Paul Nuttall, who commented: “It sounds … Continue reading

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The Incomprehensible Rise of the Far(age) Right

Nigel Farage revealed his hand somewhat on the night of the Rochester and Strood by-election. This was on the same day that George Osborne had suffered defeat at the European Court of Justice when his legal challenge to new curbs … Continue reading

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UKIP and Lessons of Remembrance

As our major political parties fall over themselves trying to win back voters from UKIP – because, presumably, racists and bigots are now seen as being the key demographic needed to secure the balance of power at the next election … Continue reading

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The Politics of Fear

In 2010, when he felt that his electoral chances were being threatened by a party of protest, David Cameron claimed that a vote for Nick Clegg and the LibDems would let Labour in. We ended up with a Conservative/LibDem coalition … Continue reading

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