Tagged: Ukip

Politics is no longer Blairite but the centre is still the place to be. (Photo: PA)

You’re Right, So I Left

Even after Brexit, elections are still won in the centre-ground. The centre can and does hold – as it has since 1945. For a narcissist, Tony Blair had a remarkable knack for understanding the...

The fierce battle between "Blairites" and "Corbynites" is irrelevant to most of Labour's traditional supporters. (Photo: The Guardian)

Get These Parties Started

The United Kingdom needs an entirely new set of political parties to represent the real divisions in today’s society. To the surprise of no-one, Jeremy Corbyn fended off Owen Smith’s leadership challenge, cementing his...

Theresa May emerges from Downing Street (Photo: WSJ)

Conservative Paper Tiger

With Labour falling apart, the Liberal Democrats in the wilderness and Ukip searching for a new purpose, the way looks clear for continued Conservative dominance. But the party shouldn’t rest on its laurels just...

Ukip’s God, Nigel, has left the stage. So what next? (Photo: Breitbart)

Purple Reign?

With the departure of Nigel Farage and its raison d’être finally achieved, Ukip seems unsure of what to do next. As the party’s factions vie for power, the question remains: what will become of...

Norbert Hofer of Freedom Party of Austria could still become President. (Photo: The Daily Telegraph)

Europe: Populists Surge, Leaders Dither

Western politics is increasingly looking inwards. This is an alarming development. The continent’s populists are triumphant: Ukip has Brexit, Le Pen’s National Front wants “Frexit”, and Geert Wilder’s Dutch Freedom party are not far from “Nexit”. Meanwhile...

Forget Left & Right: Now is a Time for Change

The EU referendum highlighted the true fault lines in British society. Now it’s time for our two main political parties to reflect these. What happened on June 23 was a wholesale rejection of the...

Jeremy Corbyn is supposed to inspiring hope within the Labour party. (Photo: PA)

Standing By, Not Standing Up

Brexit has shown Jeremy Corbyn to be an elitist seller of magic beans. But for Corbynistas, the sand looks to be a welcoming place for one’s head. Britain is divided, the Prime Minister has...

This year’s Scottish parliamentary election was the fifth since Holyrood’s formation. (Photo: Getty)

Holyrood’s Rude Awakenings

As the dust settles from Thursday’s Scottish Parliament elections, Ryan Curran looks at how Scottish politics is no longer simply a matter of left vs right, but rather one of nationalism vs unionism. Last...

Tony Benn and Bob Crow: two prominent left-wing eurosceptics who are seldom mentioned. (Photo: The Mirror)

I support Brexit because I’m left-wing, not in spite of it

Eurosceptics are perceived as being right-wing Conservative or Ukip supporters. Sam Glover bucks the trend. I’m not supposed to be a eurosceptic. As a nineteen-year-old, Labour-supporting Londoner, I am the “In” campaign’s core demographic;...

Donald Trump has bested the “establishment” candidates in New Hampshire (Photo: Business Insider)

Rebels With a Cause

With the rise of anti-establishment candidates, Sam Glover looks at how radical rebels are becoming mainstream politicians. The radicals are rising. In the past few years, Ukip have won a national election, a backbencher...

Marine Le Pen, leader of the Front National. (Photo: The Telegraph)

Right Side Up

Radical right-wing parties are on the rise in Europe, but they’re not all as extreme as their opponents make them out to be. Marine Le Pen’s Front National topped the polls in the first...

Jim McMahon: Oldham’s Local Hero

Despite poor nationwide poll projections and an increasingly unpopular leader, Labour have won the Oldham by-election. The credit must go to Jim McMahon and his community politics, says Antony Tucker. For all the premonitions...

Nigel Farage (Left) with Suzanne Evans (Right) sharing a joke at the 2015 general election manifesto launch. (Photo: Daily Mail)

The Heir to the Ukip Throne

Who do Ukip supporters believe should be the next party leader after Nigel Farage? Aron Taylor conducted a poll to find out. We all thought we would be asking this question the day after...

A banner from a rally in Dresden, Germany. We must be willing to help refugees in their time of need. (Photo: The Independent)

Let Them Come

Ross Baxter makes an appeal for the UK to accept more refugees. “When one man dies, that’s a tragedy. When thousands die, that’s a statistic.” A quote often misattributed to Stalin, but one that...

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