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I Am Going to Show What Ukip Can Achieve

(251) Comments | Posted May 1, 2013 | 6:55 AM

Weeks of living on the road touring the country ahead of local elections are now nearing a close.

The days seem blurred. I've only just found out that we are now in the month of May!

I had a great night last night in South Shields where...

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Eastleigh By-Election: A Truly Historic Day for British Politics

(81) Comments | Posted March 1, 2013 | 8:26 AM

The dust has finally settled after a manic 12 hours. The Ukip surge over such a short period of time has been phenomenal - from 3% last year to 27.8% of the vote share over just a three week campaign.

A truly spectacular result that has seen Ukip dominate the...

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Eastleigh By-Election: Time to End the Closed Shop

(40) Comments | Posted February 27, 2013 | 8:50 AM

I got up in the middle of the night to come to Eastleigh on the first flight, before heading down the M3 in a Ukip liveried London taxi and it really got me thinking.

There's been a lot of rubbish written since the weekend, especially by Boris Johnson and other...

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Eastleigh By-Election: It's Time the Gag Was Lifted on Straight Talking

(161) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 6:00 PM

Sadly I have not been in Eastleigh today. Other commitments mean that after a storming weekend with the campaign team I won't be back in Eastleigh until Wednesday. I say sadly, because it's fantastic to be pounding the tarmac and meeting with potential voters - speaking to people face to...

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Ukip Coming Up on the Rails in Eastleigh 'Two Horse Race'

(186) Comments | Posted February 22, 2013 | 4:44 AM

At 8am this morning, and what a cold bitter morning it was, I bumped into a gentleman who told me he had not voted for 30 years. It was hardly the shocking news that blew out the morning haze like the perishing wind was feigning to do. Yet then he...

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The Prime Minister's Speech Has Made Today a Victory for Ukip

(124) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 4:58 AM

The very fact that we are talking about the possibility of Britain leaving the European Union is Ukip's biggest victory to date.

Even five years ago the thought of this issue being even discussed was an anathema and it is a great triumph for the tens of...

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You Can Smell the Fear in Barroso's Nostrils

(93) Comments | Posted July 12, 2012 | 8:14 AM

Jose Manuel Barroso, the President of the European Commission's interview in today's New Statesman is a master class in delusional vapouring. He is terrified by the markets, which today have dealt another under the plimsoll line blow to Spain, he is horrified by the future, and worse, he is mortified...

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The Stony Standoff: Liberty in a Small Town

(4) Comments | Posted July 18, 2011 | 5:41 AM

Tonight a very significant debate will take place in a small Buckinghamshire market town that could have serious consequences for all of us who believe in simple freedoms and choice.

Defending of basic liberties does take you to some strange places. Not that Stony Stratford is in anyway...

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The Government is Scared of the Rise in Euroscepticism

(19) Comments | Posted July 15, 2011 | 7:00 AM

If we peer above the parapets of the whole phone hacking saga we see other, far more significant developments, with worldwide implications. The press has moved on, now that the rioters have gone back to their tavernas in Athens, but the markets are still rumbling.

It is...

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Real Politicians Love Cricket

(8) Comments | Posted July 9, 2011 | 7:30 AM

I always knew that there was something odd about Ed Miliband - it wasn't his voice, his clothes, or even his opinions. It was something indefinable. And now I know what it is, he turned down an invitation to appear on Test Match Special. It is the pinnacle of any...

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