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  • PETER HITCHENS: The night a fleet of Tory snake-oil tankers sailed into Rochester...and sank

    11/24/2014 5:33:35 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 11/22/2014 | Peter Hitchens
    I wondered how our neutered, bootlicking, pro-Government media would manage to turn David Cameron's devastating personal and political defeat in Rochester into a disaster for Red Ed. Piles of money, tankers laden with snake-oil, five visits by the Prime Minister himself, even a frantic plea for Guardian readers' votes could not save the Tories from what I reckon was the worst defeat in their entire history, losing a seat to a party that really believes in what the Tories pretend to believe in..... Here's the supposedly big story: Emily Thornberry MP posted a tweet in which she wrote the words...
  • UKIP Picks Up Second Seat Following Tory Defection, Two More Coming Up?

    11/23/2014 2:32:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    The first one or two people doing something can hardly be called a trend. Yet, all trends start with a movement of One. UKIP gained a second seat in British parliament as a result of a special election following a Tory defection to UKIP. The first UKIP seat also came from a special election following a Tory defection. Two other Tories are allegedly considering switching parties to UKIP. Prime minister David Cameron's Tories are clearly under pressure.
  • UKIP Is Better but Is No Solution [Plus my comments on relevance to U.S. politics]

    11/23/2014 10:59:23 AM PST · by DanMiller · 12 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 23, 2014 | Dan Miller
    This article is republished with permission from Enza Ferreri's blog. But first, My introductionPlease consider the similarities and differences among the UK Independence Party (UKIP), the Republican Party and the "Tea Parties," with emphasis on the Republican and Tea Parties. Here are two videos which are well worth watching, comparing and contrasting before reading the article: First, a video by Bill Whittle on principles, speaking and behaving consistently with them. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCyYDI-RKps] Video linkNext, a UKIP video on its recent electoral success: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXIftnEO128] Video linkHere is Enzi Ferreri's article about UKIP. I have used bold face type to indicate what I consider the portions most pertinent to the comparisons I am asking readers to...
  • UKIP Is Better but Is No Solution

    11/21/2014 5:06:17 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 21 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Yesterday the UK Independence Party (UKIP) has gained its second seat in Britain's House of Commons, the lower House of Parliament, with Mark Reckless elected in the Rochester and Strood constituency, in Kent. The victory was obtained through a comfortable, though not dramatic, majority of 2,930 votes over the Conservative runner-up Kelly Tolhurst, a majority which many say may easily be lost again at the May 2015 general election for the UK Parliament. This, and especially UKIP's first Member of Parliament, Douglas Carswell, elected on 9 October 2014 in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, with a landslide of 60% of the vote,...
  • Why We Should ALL Be Celebrating Today's UKIP Triumph in Rochester and Strood

    11/21/2014 8:14:15 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/21/2014 | James Delingpole
    It doesn't matter what you think of Mark Reckless. It doesn't even matter what you think of UKIP. Whether you love them or hate them their victory last night in the Rochester and Strood by-election was a victory for (almost) all of us. Let me explain why by way of reference to two characters who embody almost everything wrong with our current political class.
  • Ukip's Mark Reckless wins Rochester and Strood by-election

    11/21/2014 4:03:23 AM PST · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 7:39AM GMT 21 Nov 2014
    UK Independence Party candidate Mark Reckless, who defected from the Tories, has beaten his former party to win the Rochester and Strood by-election by a majority of 2,920.
  • Rochester: Farage looks to more UKIP gains after success

    11/21/2014 5:31:44 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/21/2014 | BBC
    UKIP's Mark Reckless says the Conservatives have been a "cosy cartel for too long" Nigel Farage has said UKIP can become a major force in Parliament at next year's election after its victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election...... Mr. Reckless took 16,867 votes, 2,920 more than Conservative Kelly Tolhurst's 13,947, with Labour's Naushabah Khan on 6,713-ahead of the Green Party.... In his acceptance speech on Friday morning, Mr. Reckless said Rochester and Strood had been UKIP's 271st most winnable seat and "if UKIP can win here, we can win across the country."...... UKIP leader Nigel Farage denied the result...
  • Rochester and Strood by-election results: live

    11/20/2014 8:40:23 PM PST · by gasport · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 14/11/21 | Ben Riley-Smith
    Latest 04.21 Reckless won by 2,920 votes in the end - a lead of around 8 percentage points The breakdown of votes... Ukip 16,867 Con 13,947 Lab 6,713 Green 1,692 Lib Dem 349 And the breakdown by share of votes... Ukip 42.05 per cent Con 34.77 per cent Lab 16.74 per cent Lib Dem 0.85 per cent 04.20 MARK RECKLESS WINS ROCHESTER AND STROOD BY-ELECTION 04.00 Farage hints another Tory MP is ready to jump
  • Legalise handguns and repatriate migrants: Ukip's 7 most controversial policies

    11/19/2014 3:55:30 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 44 replies
    On the eve of the Rochester by-election we take you through the Ukip policies and positions which have caught the imagination of voters. Deport migrants Mark Reckless, the Ukip candidate in the Rochester and Strood by-election, has raised the prospect of European migrants being forced to leave Britain if Ukip wins power. Mr Reckless said workers from the continent would only be allowed to stay in Britain for a fixed “transitional period” under Ukip plans to end unrestricted migration from the rest of Europe. He said the party would be willing to “look sympathetically” at people who have “integrated”. The...
  • John Major attacks Ukip and calls for Britain to remain in EU

    11/17/2014 2:35:47 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 16 November 2014 | Rowena Mason
    Sir John Major has attacked the UK Independence party (Ukip) for spreading profoundly un-British politics of “negativity and sheer nastiness”, as he warned the UK would be a less relevant nation if it left the European Union.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Six Tory MPs to defect to Ukip if it wins Rochester and Strood by-election

    11/17/2014 2:56:19 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 29 replies
    UP to half a dozen Tory MPs are ­planning to defect to Ukip if their party loses Thursday’s by-election. Insiders claim Basildon and Billericay MP John Baron is the most likely to cross the floor. Five others could also make the switch in the coming weeks, according to sources. Last night Mr Baron refused to rule out joining Ukip and would refer only to earlier comments he made on BBC’s Newsnight last month. When he was asked on the programme whether he would defect, he replied: “You should never say never in politics.” However, he added: “My very strong preference...
  • The Future of Australian Conservatism (Australia's equivalent to Sen. Ted Cruz).

    11/16/2014 8:26:41 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 2 replies
    Quadrant Online ^ | October 14th, 2014 | Edwin Dyga
    Late last year, Senator Cory Bernardi published his first major work on political theory, illustrating his vision for a responsible, confident society and the governing principles that will be needed to foster it. The Conservative Revolution (Connor Court) was not intended to be a manifesto but has nevertheless been described as such since it was released for sale to the public. Perhaps the greatest interest to students of politics and to the media was less the content of the volume as the visceral neck-twitching reaction to its public release. There is something to be said for the confidence of Bernardi’s...
  • UKIP on course to crush Conservatives in Rochester

    10/31/2014 8:32:51 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 20:42 GMT, 31 October 2014 | By Jason Groves, Deputy Political Editor, Daily Mail Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art
    UKIP is on course to crush the Conservatives in the Rochester and Strood by-election, according to a new poll last night. The Survation poll for the Unite trade union gave Ukip candidate Mark Reckless a 15-point lead over his former party. The lead has widened by six points since an identical poll last month, and suggests that a huge Tory effort to hold the seat is failing to gain traction. The poll puts support for Ukip on 48 per cent, with the Conservatives on 33, Labour, who came second in 2010, on 16 per cent, the Greens on two percent...
  • UKIP sets sights on winning a HUNDRED seats as a third of voters say they could back Farage…

    10/27/2014 7:36:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    dailymail (UK) ^ | 09:48 EST, 26 October 2014 | Matt Chorley
    UKIP is planning to fight for 100 seats at the next election, with a third of voters saying they are prepared to back Nigel Farage. Paul Sykes, the party’s biggest donor, revealed he is ready to write a check for £1.5 million to bankroll the ambitious push. As Tory divisions deepen over how to respond to the Euroskeptic threat, a new poll put UKIP on 18 percent, with one in three people willing to back the party if they thought they could win in their local area. […] Defense Secretary Michael Fallon today pleaded with even voters who want to...
  • Farage thanks Barroso for exposing Cameron's deception

    10/22/2014 3:55:29 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 7 replies
    Today Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP and co-president of the European of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group (EFDD) in the European Parliament, was back in his front row seat at the parliament after his eurosceptic EFDD group defeated attempts by the eurofanatic leadership of the parliament to disband them and take away their speaking rights. The victory of the group meant that the German Socialist President of the Parliament, Martin Schulz, who last week was accused by Nigel Farage of “manipulative backroom politics of the worst kind,” was forced to introduce “EFDD Mr Farage” to address the parliament. Farage rose...
  • The Last European Commission to Govern Britain - Nigel Farage

    10/22/2014 3:50:37 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 9 replies
    Transcript: Mr Juncker, as you present this morning your new Commission, you tell us that they're all in the Last-Chance Saloon. Well, I'll tell you what, I'll come and see you there. But you're going to have to introduce me to them, because this is pretty much a bunch of non-entities, unknown. I spoke to MEPs this morning who will be voting later, and most of them couldn't even name half of them. And the one from Britian is so obscure, his name, Lord Hill should be Lord Who, because the British public couldn't pick the bloke out of a...
  • Britain is ‘lighting a fire’ under the European Union, says Philip Hammond

    10/17/2014 9:33:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:00PM BST 17 Oct 2014 | Matthew Holehouse
    Britain is “lighting a fire under the European Union” by holding an in-out referendum on membership, Philip Hammond said today, as the Bill to give the public a vote cleared its first crucial hurdle in the House of Commons. The Foreign Secretary said setting in law a referendum on EU membership would force Brussels to grant Britain “meaty and substantial” reforms. The Private Members Bill, sponsored by Bob Neill, a former minister and vice-chairman of the Conservative Party, yesterday sailed through its second reading of the Commons by 293 to 0, and will now face further scrutiny. […] David Cameron...
  • EU parliament’s euro-skeptic bloc collapses

    10/16/2014 7:29:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 16.10.2014 | ipj/es (AFP, Reuters, dpa)
    A Euro-skeptic bloc within the European Parliament has collapsed. A Latvian member has pulled out of the group, breaching an EU rule that at least seven countries must be represented in a parliamentary faction. […] The exit also prompted European Parliament President Martin Schulz to postpone the assembly’s decision over this year’s Sacharov human rights prize until Tuesday next week. Nominees include Ukraine’s pro-EU Maidan protesters. […] There was a celebratory response from the main center-right European People’s Party (EPP) faction in the parliament, which alternates its sittings between Brussels and Strasbourg. “First defeat for euro-skeptics!” the EPP responded in...
  • Anti-EU UKIP demands early ‘Brexit’ vote as poll shows support surging

    10/13/2014 10:33:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:43pm BST | Andrew Osborn
    Britain’s anti-EU UK Independence Party said on Sunday it would use its growing success to try to secure an early referendum on leaving the European Union, after its support hit a record high of 25 percent in an opinion poll. The poll, published days after UKIP won its first elected seat in Britain’s parliament at the expense of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party, suggested it could pick up more seats than previously thought in a national election in May. UKIP favors a British exit from the European Union, known as a “Brexit”, and tighter immigration controls. It has shaken...
  • UKIP's Nigel Farage invited on leaders' TV debate

    10/13/2014 2:21:03 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 8 replies
    UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has been invited to take part in a TV debate with David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg ahead of next year's general election. The BBC, ITV, Sky and Channel 4 have announced plans to hold three debates. One would involve a head-to-head debate between just the Conservative and Labour leaders, and another would include the Liberal Democrat leader. The other debate would involve all three leaders plus Mr Farage.
  • Nigel Farage: Ban migrants with HIV from entering Britain

    10/12/2014 5:42:05 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 17 replies
    Migrants with HIV should be barred from entering Britain, Ukip leader Nigel Farage has said. Mr Farage said he wanted to control the ‘quality’ of immigration into Britain and said this should include the health of immigrants. Mr Farage told Newsweek Europe it was wrong that the ‘chances of admission’ of highly qualified engineers from India were limited. “Ukip want to control the quantity and quality of people who come,” Mr Farage said. He referred to the case of convicted killer Arnis Zalkalns, suspected of murdering schoolgirl Alice Gross. “It’s simple. That Latvian convicted murdered shouldn’t have been allowed here.”
  • UKIP Could Win Over 100 Seats Say Experts

    10/11/2014 7:17:46 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 49 replies
    Sky News (UK) ^ | 10/11/2014 | Sky News Staff
    Support for UKIP has surged to 25% in the polls and the party could win a remarkable 128 MPs in a general election, experts have claimed. A Survation poll for the Mail on Sunday found a repeat of the Clacton by-election result next May would see the Conservatives lose 100 seats and Ed Miliband at No 10. Labour and the Tories are both on 31% while the Liberal Democrats are on 8%, according to the research for the newspaper. Experts suggest that the ratings would give Labour 253 MPs, Conservatives 187, UKIP 128, Lib Dems 11, and other parties, such...
  • UKIP: From ‘clowns’ to contenders

    10/10/2014 3:27:50 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09 October 2014 | Catherine Boyle
    Just last year, Conservative Party grandee Kenneth Clarke described them as a "collection of clowns" – yet now they represent the greatest electoral challenge to the three main U.K. political parties for decades. The U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) - the closest the U.K. has to the U.S. tea party - has emerged from the fringes to the limelight, winning its first seat in the U.K. parliament in a by-election on Thursday. Referendum on EU membership UKIP member of European Parliament (MEP) Patrick O'Flynn wrote that if UKIP's candidate comes "a good second" in Heywood and Middleton, "my party will have...
  • Clacton and Heywood & Middleton by-election results live

    10/10/2014 5:13:51 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    BBCNews ^ | 10/10/14 | BBC
    .....11:55 Brian Stimpson, who has lived in Clacton since 1948 tells the BBC: "The result is fantastic. I was at the town hall last night till 4am. I was always a Tory voter but I'm not any more. This country needs a change. We are in a mess. We've got to get out of the EU. The future doesn't look too bright unless there is a dramatic change-and UKIP offers that."... 11:49 Mr. Straw acknowledges the last Labour government made a "mistake" when it failed in 2003 and 2004 to put in place transitional controls for immigrants from countries that...
  • Earthquake 4.0: UKIP Wins First Westminster Seat with Landslide Carswell Victory

    10/09/2014 8:33:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | October 9, 2014 | Raheem Kassam
    CLACTON-UPON-SEA, United Kingdom -- The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) tonight took its first elected seat in the House of Commons following Douglas Carswell's stunning defection and by-election in the Essex seat of Clacton-Upon-Sea. Shortly after the Heywood and Middleton by election result - a vote hosted on the same day in the north of England - UKIP cruised to victory with a total of 60 percent against the Conservative Party's 25 percent. For Prime Minister David Cameron and his party the result is a hammer blow, though not an unexpected one. On today, the PM's birthday, the Tories got...
  • UKIP gains first elected MP with Clacton win

    10/09/2014 8:00:49 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/09/2014 | BBC News
    n his acceptance speech Mr Carswell, who gained 21,113 votes (59.75%) on a 44% swing from the Conservatives, said: "I resigned from parliament to face this election because I answer first, foremost and last to you. You are my boss. I will not let you down. "To my new party I offer these thoughts: humility when we win, modesty when we are proved right. If we speak with passion, let it always be tempered by compassion. "We must be a party for all Britain and all Britons: first and second generation as much as every other. Our strength must lie...
  • elections that make a differnce today in england

    10/09/2014 5:14:24 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    10/9/14 | Self
    The three established political parties of the United Kingdom announced their support for tax cuts at their recent conferences. But it was the United Kingdom Independence Party and its leader Nigel Farage who announced support for tax cuts before the big three parties. This turn of events showed just how scared the established parties are, willing to say anything to stop the party that beat all of them in the European Parliament elections earlier this year with 27 percent of the popular vote. Today there are by-elections for two seats in the House of Commons. One of the seats is...
  • Hard Left Tries to Assault Farage

    09/30/2014 12:12:35 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 9 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 30 September 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    They don't assault - unless prevented by the police - only the English Defence League (EDL) now. The extreme Leftists have been attacking even the moderate UKIP, showing that nothing short of Leninism satisfies them. Two days ago, UKIP leader Nigel Farage was in Rochester, Kent, with the new candidate for UKIP in the upcoming by-election in the constituency of Rochester and Strood, Mark Reckless - who defected from the Conservatives to Farage's party on the last day of UKIP's conference - for a day of campaigning in the constituency. Reckless will resign his Rochester seat as a Tory...
  • [Nigel] Farage speaks at UKIP national conference

    09/28/2014 7:52:33 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 26 September 2014
    Video 54:34
  • Mark Reckless defects to UKIP from Tories

    09/27/2014 8:24:35 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 33 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/27/2014 | BBC
    Tory MP Mark Reckless has said he is leaving his his party to join UKIP, announcing his decision on the eve of the Conservatives' conference. The Rochester and Strood MP told the UKIP conference he had resigned as an MP, triggering a by-election..... He is the second Tory MP to defect to UKIP after Clacton MP Douglas Carswell did the same in August. Mr. Reckless will seek re-election in his constituency for UKIP...... Mr. Reckless said the Conservative leadership was "part of the problem that is holding our country back." Criticising the three main parties, he said: "People feel ignored,...
  • British Labour Party Bias is Appalling

    09/24/2014 7:51:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/24/14 | Barry Shaw
    If Miliband wants peace let him task his Labour Friends of Palestine to produce a reformed, pragmatic Hamas. Persuade Fatah-led Palestinian Authority to recognize the right of the Jewish people to live in peace in the Land of Israel Statements made by Ed Miliband and his Shadow Foreign Minister, Douglas Alexander at the Labour Party Conference on Monday, September 22, were appalling for their one-sided bias against Israel. Although they paid lip service to a condemnation of “Hamas rockets and the terrorization of civilian populations” the only use of the word “illegal” was in reference to Israeli building, and the...
  • Juncker rejects UK push for independent scrutiny of EU laws

    09/27/2014 7:41:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 09/26/2014 11:39 | James Crisp
    The new European Commission has rejected the UK Government’s call to set up an independent body to scrutinize EU regulation and impact assessments before and after legislative proposals are adopted by the executive. Jean-Claude Juncker’s spokeswoman, Natasha Bertaud, told EurActiv that impact assessments would remain an internal matter before proposals were adopted. Frans Timmermans, Juncker’s choice for the new post of vice president in charge of better regulation, would ensure their quality, she said, after pointing to EU treaties governing Commission procedures. Currently, research on the impact of regulation is looked over by an internal Commission department. It is then...
  • Tory MP Mark Reckless joins UKIP

    09/27/2014 7:26:59 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 32 replies
    Conservative MP Mark Reckless has announced that he is joining UKIP. The Rochester and Strood MP told the UKIP conference, in Doncaster, that he has resigned as an MP, triggering a by-election in the constituency. Delegates started to spontaneously chant "UKIP, UKIP" when Mr Reckless announced his decision to defect, which he said was not easy. The move comes just weeks after Clacton MP Douglas Carswell defected from the Conservatives to join UKIP.
  • Tory MP Mark Reckless defects to Ukip

    09/27/2014 6:54:13 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    ITV ^ | One Minute Ago
    Conservative MP for Rochester and Strood Mark Reckless is joining Ukip. Developing
  • Parliament recalled over air strikes on Islamic State in Iraq

    09/24/2014 12:57:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 24, 2014
    Parliament is to be recalled on Friday to discuss the UK's possible involvement in air strikes against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq. Prime Minister David Cameron said MPs should respond to the Iraqi government's request for help. He added that the UK "should not turn away from what needs to be done". The Liberal Democrats are backing air strikes in Iraq and Labour leader Ed Miliband has confirmed his support, saying the UK cannot "opt out". Meanwhile, the Foreign Office has said it is "aware" of reports that a British national has died in Syria, but it has "no further...
  • Nigel Farage Speaks at Garden Event

    09/14/2014 7:34:58 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 09 September 2014
    Nigel Farage speech 19:28
  • EU Dismantles Its Climate Commission Amid Economic Struggles

    09/13/2014 8:30:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/12/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    European Union leaders announced they will be consolidating energy and environmental goals under a new commissioner, effectively axing the intergovernmental groups’ climate arm as green policies are making it harder for citizens to pay their power bills. Former Spanish agriculture and environment minister Miguel Arias Canete was tapped by the EU Commission to take over a consolidated energy and climate office. Canete will be replacing Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard and Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger in what is seen as a huge blow to Europe’s global warming efforts.
  • [UKIP's Farage:] Scots won’t get independence from a Yes vote

    09/13/2014 11:05:05 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | September 11, 2014 | Nigel Farage
    In a week's time, Scotland will not hold a referendum... The year, carefully chosen by Mr Salmond, celebrates the one unequivocal Scottish victory in the long antagonism between the two nations, at Bannockburn in 1314... The Scots have no way of keeping a UK link while extending the powers of the Scottish Parliament... The hoodlums who sought to break up my meetings and confined me to a pub told me to go back to England... Their position is merely the extreme end of Mr Salmond's. ...if they vote "yes" next week, they will not get independence. Rather, they are voting...
  • UKIP Leader Nigel Farage Slams EU, Piers Morgan, and Admits 'I'm Flawed'

    09/07/2014 12:10:20 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 15 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C., United States – UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage was in studio with radio show host Laura Ingraham this week to discuss the rise of UKIP, America's political establishment, Vladimir Putin, and even Piers Morgan. On the possibility of Jeb Bush running in the 2016 presidential election race, Mr Farage said: "He represents the Establishment. He represents more of the same. He represents the kind of Republican following of Romney... Democrats have an advantage here with the changing population, so for the Republicans to win they need someone who is actually going to inspire people, and I’m not...
  • If Dave and his pals are our 'clever elite' why does Nigel make them look so stupid (GOP MUST READ)

    09/07/2014 5:02:44 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 25 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 8/30/2014 | Peter Hitchens
    The only interesting things about Douglas Carswell's swtich from the Tory Party to Ukip are that it took him so long and that he has acted alone. Any thinking person has been able to see for years that the Tory Party hates conservatives. It is a roadblock, not a road, championing the elite against the people. It is kept in being only by the BBC and various dodgy billionaires, who provide it with airtime and money out of all proportion to its real support. It has no actual aims except office at all costs. It was no actual policies either,...
  • Nigel Farage on Fox News' Hannity Show

    09/03/2014 3:02:17 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 18 replies
    NEW YORK CITY, New York, United States – UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage appeared on the popular Hannity programme on Fox News tonight, discussing UK sovereignty, ISIS, David Cameron, and Islamist radicalisation. Farage, who was stopped and praised numerous times in the street whilst walking to the Fox News studio in Manhattan, said that prisons and schools were hotbeds of radicalisation in the UK, and reflected on how Britain has been "too weak" on Islamism in recent years.
  • Did anyone listen to Prime Minster Cameron's Speech to the UK House of Commons?

    09/01/2014 7:58:00 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 55 replies
    01 Sept 2014 | US Navy Vet
    If you did what did you think?
  • Labour group leader ousted by UKIP in Solihull

    05/23/2014 3:46:23 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    With seven results in at Solihull, Ukip has taken the Kingshurst & Fordbridge ward from Labour, unseating the party's group leader, David Jamieson - a former MP who once served as parliamentary under-secretary for transport in Tony Blair's government.
  • Tories face Ukip thrashing in Clacton by-election

    08/31/2014 10:19:37 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Politics.co.UK ^ | Sunday, 31 August 2014 8:23 AM | Alex Stevenson 
    David Cameron faces his biggest by-election defeat yet at the hands of Ukip defector Douglas Carswell in Clacton. The first poll of the constituency, which handed ex-Tory MP Carswell 53% of the vote in 2010, predicted he would be returned as Ukip's first elected candidate in Westminster with eye-watering support of 64%. The Conservatives are trailing an enormous 44% behind on 20%, with Labour on 13%. Survation's poll for the Mail on Sunday newspaper is a disaster for the Tories, who had made clear they planned to fight the seat vigorously following Carswell's shock defection on Thursday.
  • David Cameron may be about to call time on the coalition’s civil libertarian stance

    08/30/2014 2:31:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Spectator UK ^ | August 29, 2014 | Isabel Hardman
    It was not so much the announcements that David Cameron made in his press conference about the terror threat to the UK that were significant, but what he looks like he’s going to have to announce on Monday. The Prime Minister confirmed that the threat level to the UK has been raised from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe’. But he also said that on Monday he will be unveiling new measures to address ‘gaps’ in the UK’s ‘armoury’: [SNIP] Those gaps won’t just cover passports, though. Labour is calling on the government to look again at its decision to scrap control orders....
  • Cameron faces Ukip by-election bloodbath!

    08/30/2014 6:07:15 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 86 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 8/30/2014 | Simon Walters
    Ukip are set to win their first Commons seat with a landslide 64 per cent of the vote following the biggest swing in modern political history. Turncoat MP Douglas Carswell is set to humiliate David Cameron at the Clacton by-election sparked by his defection, a Survation poll for The Mail on Sunday has revealed. The figures – the first test of public opinion since the politician rocked Westminster by defecting to Nigel Farage’s party – predict a record 48 point swing towards Ukip.
  • Tory MP Carswell switches to UKIP

    08/28/2014 3:15:41 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 7 replies
    Tory MP Douglas Carswell has defected to the UK Independence Party saying he wants to "shake-up" the cosy Westminster "clique". The maverick Eurosceptic backbencher unveiled his surprise announcement at a press conference in central London. More to follow.
  • Why the Tories have picked the wrong man to take on Farage

    08/16/2014 8:40:35 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    New Statesman ^ | August 15, 2014 | George Eaton
    Rather than choosing a former Ukip leader as their candidate in South Thanet, the party should have selected a liberal figure capable of winning tactical votes. With a whimper, rather than a bang, Nigel Farage has confirmed that he is standing for selection as Ukip's candidate in South Thanet. Farage finished fourth when he stood in the Tory-held seat in 2005, and only managed third place when he ran in John Bercow's Buckingham constituency in 2010, but he is right to believe he can improve on both of these performances. A recent Lord Ashcroft poll put Ukip in first place...
  • Benefits Britain Star With Hitler and Ku Klux Klan Tattoos Insists: 'I'm Not Racist'

    07/12/2014 1:58:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Mirror ^ | Jul 11, 2014 | Richard Hartley-Parkinson
    Gordon Higinbotham, who appeared on Channel 5's Benefits Britain: Life on the Dole, says he is afraid to leave his houseIt can be hard to have sympathy for someone with 15 neo-Nazi tattoos on their body. So consider Gordon Higinbotham's plight after he appeared on Benefits Britain: Life on the Dole on Channel 5. He says he is now afraid to leave his house because of death threats and has issued a public apology to the people of Hull. Higinbotham takes exception at people calling him racist because of his Hitler and Ku Klux Klan tattoos, which he was inspired...
  • What’s Next for Britain?

    06/17/2014 1:31:00 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 1 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 June 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    First published on FrontPage Magazine. By Enza Ferreri After an earthquake, we gather the pieces hurled and scattered all over the place by the magnitude of the event, we put them together and reconstruct. The big question in British politics is who is going to win the 2015 General Elections for the British Parliament, which will produce the majority to form the new government. The local and European elections have been much anticipated before and analysed at length afterwards because they are supposed to give an idea of the next occupant of 10 Downing Street, the British Prime Minister’s...