Posts Tagged “ukip”

Lib Dems as ‘The Party of IN’ – Clegg’s pro-European strategy starts to pay off

by Stephen Tall on March 5, 2014

Kudos to Nick Clegg and his team, including his director of strategy Ryan Coetzee. The gambit of issuing a personal challenge to Nigel Farage to debate Nick on Europe has been accepted not only by the Ukip leader, but also now by the media. As Caron Lindsay reported here this morning – #NickvNigel – We […]

Farage says Britain’s becoming “unrecognisable”. But the British public says our sense of belonging is increasing.

by Stephen Tall on March 2, 2014

Ukip leader Nigel Farage was dog-whistling for all he was worth at his party’s spring conference this week: “In scores of our cities and market towns, this country, in a short space of time, has, frankly, become unrecognisable. Whether it is the impact on local schools and hospitals, whether it is the fact that in […]

Farage says Britain’s becoming “unrecognisable”. But the British public says our sense of belonging is increasing.

by Stephen Tall on March 2, 2014

Ukip leader Nigel Farage was dog-whistling for all he was worth at his party’s spring conference this week: “In scores of our cities and market towns, this country, in a short space of time, has, frankly, become unrecognisable. Whether it is the impact on local schools and hospitals, whether it is the fact that in […]

As football’s January transfer window closes why not play ‘Ukip Manager’?

by Stephen Tall on January 31, 2014

Here’s a snippet from Ukip’s 2010 general election manifesto: “Ukip would place a maximum of three foreign players in the starting line-up, as this would free up places for British players in the youth academies of these teams and spur the future development of home teams.” As Paul Haydon points out here, That would force […]

Liberal Hero-turned-Villain of the Week #56: Nigel Farage

by Stephen Tall on January 4, 2014

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Nigel Farage MEP Leader of the UK Independence Party Reason: for calling on the UK to admit refugees from Syria – before U-turning and saying this applied only to Christian refugees Truth […]

Ukip’s Godfrey Bloom brands Michael Crick a racist and hits him with party’s ‘no black faces’ conference brochure

by Stephen Tall on September 20, 2013

This tweet from Mark Wallace was picked up Channel 4′s political editor Michael Crick… “UKIP: Changing the face of politics”…to make it entirely white, apparently #UKIPConf pic.twitter.com/fNT5bjgX58 — Mark Wallace (@wallaceme) September 20, 2013 … who decided to quiz shy and retiring Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom about the absence of black faces from his party’s […]

Opinion polls yadda yadda. OR “Does Nate Silver mean nothing to you? Did he write in vain?”

by Stephen Tall on May 21, 2013

Two new polls last night: the daily YouGov tracker and the first post-local elections poll from Survation. The spread is interesting: Labour: 35% (Survation 39% (YouGov) Conservatives: 24% (S), 31% (YG) Lib Dems: 11% (S), 10% (YG) Ukip: 22% (S), 14% (YG) As Anthony Wells points out, Survation asks whether people will vote Ukip (most [...]

Where Ukip won (or almost won) on 2nd May 2013

by Stephen Tall on May 14, 2013

Wondering where Ukip won (or almost won – see below) in the local elections on Thursday, 2nd May? Then here’s a handy graphic and breakdown by constituency… My thanks to Lib Dem Ben Mathis (@binny_uk) for crunching the Ukip numbers, as below. We’ll update the list with any more found… LINCOLNSHIRE Boston & Skegness Con [...]

Ukip surge to 18% in latest ICM poll: Lib Dems at 11%

by Stephen Tall on May 13, 2013

ICM: the pollster Lib Dems love and rely on the most. Maybe not tonight, though. Here’s The Guardian’s graph and report: Ukip’s 18% is the best it has achieved with any pollster in any of the surveys logged at UK Polling Report. It is all the more remarkable for ICM, whose careful adjustments for voters [...]

A Tory-Ukip pact? Up to you, guys. But you do know there’s an easier way, right?

by Stephen Tall on May 6, 2013

Ukip’s spectacular showing at last week’s local elections has got the Tories spooked. The full realisation is sinking in that this may not be a one-off eruption of popular protest. Nigel Farage’s band of modern-life-is-rubbish disciples will likely top next year’s Euro polls. Such momentum may propel them towards a double-digit general election performance in [...]



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