With Nigel Farage launching the party’s election immigration platform earlier today, former Conservative party MEP Roger Helmer claimed it was “the best political press event I’ve ever seen”: Our UKIP immigration policy launch today in London was quite possibly the best political press event I've ever seen. — Roger Helmer (@RogerHelmerMEP) March 4, 2015 But it didn’t take long for […]

With UKIP’s immigration policy launched at an event in the last hour, something tells Scrapbook that the configuration of candidates and activists surrounding Nigel “It’s okay to call someone a Chinky” Farage was somewhat less than random. It’s a ruse they’ve used before. Here’s Pakistani heritage then UKIP candidate Amjad Bashir in October 2013: Fifteen months later, however, […]

Releasing a graphic referencing the (false) claims that Ed Miliband colluded to avoid inheritance tax on his father’s estate, the Kippers have decided to claim they have a “zero tolerance” stance on tax avoidance: “UKIP has a zero tolerance approach to tax avoidance, no matter how important you think you are. Perhaps someone should let their party […]

Ahead of his speech today in Castle Point, Essex, Nigel Farage praised the UKIP candidate in the seat, Jamie Huntman, as a “straight-talking guy” who works as a “timber merchant”. Mr Huntman styles himself as simply a local businessman and has slammed politicians who have previously worked in politics saying they “do not actually live […]

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 […]