UKIP have spent not inconsiderable political capital attempting to row back from their own policy of Americanising the British health system with the introduction of insurance. Nigel Farage in 2012: “I think we are going to have to move to an insurance-based system of healthcare. Frankly, I would feel more comfortable that my money would return value if I […]

A UKIP councillor has tried to blame immigrants … because he is behind on his own council tax. Portsmouth’s Paul Godier was banned from voting on proposals for £13.1m worth of cuts at Portsmouth City Council because he is behind on payments to the authority. It has not been revealed how much he owes. And […]

Accused of “pointing at immigrants and the disabled and holding his nose” on Question Time last night, Farage retorted that he “never has” criticised people with disabilities. Yeah, Nige. Apart from in that manifesto policy document which was mysteriously deleted from the UKIP website last year. The party claimed that 75% of incapacity benefit claimants “are fit and […]

The Question Time set piece of Russell Brand vs Nigel Farage (VIDEO) was in danger of being upstaged at one point during tonight’s show — when the audience started fighting with each other over whether the UKIP leader was “a racist scumbag”: “I live in South Thanet and I’m coming for you, Nigel Farage, don’t […]

UKIP leader Nigel Farage didn’t even bother turning up for his own European Parliament motion today — an attempt to censure European Commission president over his links to tax avoidance. Jean-Claude Juncker is accused of presiding over industrial-scale avoidance by multinational companies during his tenure as president of Luxembourg. But even with support from the, errr, […]

With his European Parliament group collapsing last week after it failed to retain MEPs from requisite seven different members states, can you guess who has come to Nigel Farage’s rescue? Spokesman for @EFDgroup @hermannkelly confirms that Polish MEP Robert Iwaszkiewicz will join the EP's eurosceptic faction. #EFDD — James Franey (@jamesfraney) October 20, 2014 Farage isn’t keen on […]