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....If it were not so serious, the course of the Brexit debate could reasonably qualify as the stuff of high farce. The British media seem obsessed by the travails of the Ukip leadership; but who cares about Ukip? They have served their dubious historical purpose, and, to all intents and purposes, what was once the Conservative and Unionist party might just as well be renamed the Conservative and Ukip party. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Brexit is a Whitehall farce that threatens the heart of Europe image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 07:00:23 AM
....If it were not so serious, the course of the Brexit debate could reasonably qualify as the stuff of high farce. The British media seem obsessed by the travails of the Ukip leadership; but who cares about Ukip? They have served their dubious historical purpose, and, to all intents and purposes, what was once the Conservative and Unionist party might just as well be renamed the Conservative and Ukip party. ...
Brexit weekly briefing: article 50 moves closer but EU dashes divorce deal hopes image
.... “I will not frustrate the will of the people, I will do nothing to slow it down, but it is incumbent upon me to get the best deal that works for the Potteries,” he said. Ukip’s message is somewhat simpler. ...
Utopian thinking: the eclipse of neoliberalism heralds a new dawn of sharing | Minna Salami image
.... It should come as no surprise that, in despair, increasing numbers turn to alternative ideologies such as populism, identity politics and fundamentalism rather than the state for a sense of security. But the Brexit vote, the rise of Ukip, the NHS crisis, the election of Donald Trump and the advance of the far right are not the opposite of neoliberalism, they are the ideology’s culmination. ...
UK offshore wind 'will lower energy bills' more than nuclear image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 01:30:13 PM
....McNeal, a career civil servant who joined RenewableUK from the now abolished Department of Energy and Climate Change last year, was upbeat about the future of offshore wind. “I don’t think there’s any doubt about the political commitment of any party, apart from perhaps Ukip, to offshore wind. ...
What use is sovereignty when MPs deny their conscience over Brexit? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 06:59:00 AM
....The philosopher AC Grayling has pointed out in the New European that there was an “artificially restricted franchise “on 23 June for what was, in any case, supposed to be an “advisory” referendum: unlike the case with the Scottish referendum, “we know that 16-17-year-olds were denied a vote, that a large class of expatriates was denied a vote, and that EU citizens living, working and paying their taxes in the UK were denied a vote”. Theresa May has made a Faustian pact with the devil of Ukip, under which she is evidently prepared to aggravate the already serious problems of our economy – low productivity, austerity, and pressures on the NHS, to name but three – by leaving the customs union and the single market in order to pay lip service to control of immigration. ...
Housing association agrees to buy back homes on 'substandard' development image
....Clarion Housing is at the heart of the Orchard Village controversy, along with the building giant Willmott Dixon, the Greater London authority and Havering council, and the official housing regulator, the Homes and Communities Agency, which is accused by local residents and politicians of major failures. In January, Phil Martin, a local Ukip councillor, told a meeting of Havering council that the lives of Orchard Village’s residents “have been blighted by the substandard building work that has taken place” and that “the only solution is its demolition and complete reconstruction”. ...
This belated Tory conversion to industrial strategy is tragic image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 06:59:17 AM
.... And my old friend Ken Clarke constitutes an even tinier minority, being reportedly the only Tory intending to vote against article 50, although a lot more of his fellow Tories are said to agree with him privately. As for the Labour party, it is running scared of Ukip, especially in the north, but at least more than one Labour MP is prepared to stand up and be counted, in the belief that the national interest should be put above prejudice against immigrants in determining the country’s future. ...
Britain has grown rich by chasing the cash. Now it has lost the scent | Will Hutton image
.... But none of that now matters. Britain is to compromise its nuclear safety standards, lose the world-leading research facilities in Culham and imperil an industry in which it is comparatively strong – for what? Nothing, except to appease the rightwing press, Ukip and Tory Eurosceptics. ...
Bravado only partially masks contradictions in Theresa May's speech image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 02:45:56 PM
.... The strong focus on a rosy future for Britain outside the EU was particularly well received by those who once worried her heart was still not really in Brexit. The former Ukip leader Nigel Farage said he could “hardly believe that the PM is now using the phrases and words that I’ve been mocked for using for years. ...
Politicians have ignored the working class for too long | Phil McDuff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 10:00:20 AM
.... Parachuted into a previously safe seat, a route to frontbench government starts to look difficult so he’s decided that it’s all just too much like hard work to do right by his constituents. The shambolic Ukip isn’t offering any real solutions, but the party is picking up votes because people don’t trust Labour or the Tories after years of disappointment. ...
We’ll get a Brexit that suits Europe, not one that suits us image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 07:00:20 AM
.... In keeping with the farcical undertones of the way Brexit has divided the nation, both the government and the Labour party claimed victory over the vote. Labour, deeply concerned about the threat from Ukip in the north, may be playing a long game. ...
Ed Miliband joins call for soft Brexit as conflict in Labour grows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of December 2016 08:47:34 PM
.... Ministers have yet to make clear how they intend to achieve their stated aim of gaining maximum access to the single market, while at the same time wanting to restore full control of borders and break free of the European Court of Justice, which makes rulings on disputes and upholds single-market law. Labour’s nuanced approach to Brexit – and divisions within the party over how tough it should be on immigration – was blamed by many for its disastrous result in last week’s Sleaford and North Hykeham byelection, when it dropped from second place to fourth behind both Ukip and the Lib Dems. ...
Human rights abusers who buy London homes could have assets seized image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of December 2016 10:45:24 PM
....“It will sow panic in the ranks of Putin apparatchiks who want to own flats and hide money in London, and send children to private schools in the UK,” he said. Supporters of the proposal include the Green party co-leader Caroline Lucas, the SNP and the Ukip MP Douglas Carswell. ...
Potential clash image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 01:10:13 AM
.... . He also allegedly asked Ukip's Nigel Farage, to oppose building wind farms near his golf course in Scotland, because Mr Trump believes it will lower the course's prestige. ...
CBI to make plea to Theresa May for a ‘smooth Brexit’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of November 2016 12:05:22 AM
....”. However, Professor Tim Congdon, a former Treasury adviser and Ukip candidate, said MPs were right to push for leaving the single market to grab the opportunity of trading more freely with the rest of the world. ...
Neoliberalism: the deep story that lies beneath Donald Trump’s triumph | George Monbiot image
.... The key task now is to tell a new story of what it is to be a human in the 21st century. It must be as appealing to some who have voted for Trump and Ukip as it is to the supporters of Clinton, Bernie Sanders or Jeremy Corbyn. ...
Trump’s election reinforces the need for Britain to turn against Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 07:00:12 AM
....The very idea that “the British people have spoken”, and that therefore the vote is irrevocable, does not quite stand the test of history. The British people spoke in 1975, but the likes of Nigel Farage did not like what they said, so in due course we saw the rise of Ukip and the emergence of Farage, conveniently financed personally by a salary from the European parliament – a salary which, I understand, he continues to draw. ...
Will the article 50 ruling stop Brexit? | The panel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of November 2016 12:36:26 PM
.... They have decided that the Brexiteers should have to comply with their own logic – and bow to parliament. Does that mean, as Nigel Farage has said he fears, that a “betrayal” is imminent – that parliament might opt for a “half Brexit”, as the former Ukip leader put it, or even that it might halt Brexit altogether? You can see why that’s a possibility: the remain camp still has a majority in the Commons, when you add up not just Labour, the SNP and the Liberal Democrats but also the estimated 185 Tory MPs who wanted to stay in the EU. ...

Accounts reveal Ukip ended last year £850,000 in deficit
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of August 2016 06:00:00 PM
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Nigel Farage’s aide arrested as FBI probe links to money laundering and ‘drug traffickers’
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....Fiona Cottrell declined to comment when contacted by the Daily Mail. A Ukip spokesman said: ‘George was an unpaid and enthusiastic volunteer for the party over the period of the referendum. ...

Ukip's conspiracy theorists must stop dividing the party 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 08:00:00 AM
. In the past there has been good reason for many in Ukip to feel there has been plotting and scheming within the party, to topple the leader or prominent members. ...

Ukip leadership candidate calls for ban on Muslim veil in public places 
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. A ban on the Muslim veil in public buildings, shopping centres and on buses and trains has been called for by Lisa Duffy, the Ukip leadership hopeful. ...

Theresa Villiers calls for Australian points-based immigration system in first interview since cabinet sacking
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.... . She backs implementing the Australian-style points system once championed by Ukip and taken up by leading Eurosceptic Tories during the campaign. ...

MPs reveal their summer books: Jeremy Corbyn reads study of Chernobyl, while Brexit minister picks The Beano
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....Nicky Morgan, the former education secretary sacked in last month’s reshuffle, will be reading the second volume of former Telegraph editor Charles Moore’s biography of Margaret Thatcher as she ponders her options. Douglas Carswell , Ukip’s only MP, is reading Sweet Caress by Williams Boyd and The Fabric of Reality by  David Deutsch, while Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has chosen A Wilderness of Mirrors by Mark Meynell. ...

Steven Woolfe being investigated for electoral fraud over drink drive conviction
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. Ukip's Steven Woolfe is being investigated for electoral fraud just days after he was expelled from the party's leadership race. ...

Ukip needs Bill Etheridge to stay true to its values and not pander to the Left
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.... Political leaders find it difficult to think beyond the Sunday papers if they bother to think at all; they must be televisual and turn a blind eye to economic reality. Ukip are no better or worse than the other parties but being new boys on the block they need to be better. ...

Jeremy Corbyn's 10 pledges may just guarantee Labour's destruction
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 5th of August 2016 10:47:38 AM
.... Too many promises and it will be hard to achieve all of them, too few and you become redundant when your job is done. Why else would Nigel Farage cite the EU referendum in his reasons for leaving Ukip? That was the party's only platform and now its message is confused. ...

Labour will stay trapped in its Europhile bubble until it accepts Left-wingers wanted Brexit too
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.... Many middle-class (59 per cent) voters feel Britain needs to reduce the rate of immigration too. Immigration is of a slightly greater concern to working-class voters (64 per cent), which shows how Labour's conceitedness was a gift to Leave campaigners and Ukip. ...

Jeremy Corbyn goes head to head with rival Owen Smith at Labour hustings
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 4th of August 2016 05:41:17 PM
....Mr Smith retaliated by accusing Mr Corbyn of presiding over an increasingly divided Labour Party that looks more like a protest movement than a Government in waiting. Mr Smith pointed out that Mr Coprbyn is lagging behind Theresa May in the popularity stakes and that Ukip are making inroads in many Labour heartlands. ...

Where does Ukip go next?
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 4th of August 2016 05:34:54 PM
. What is going on with Ukip? Brexit was supposed to be the celebratory chapter in the history of the party. ...

Meet Diane James, the Ukipper Nigel Farage hopes will take back his party
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 4th of August 2016 09:56:13 AM
. Nigel Farage insists he is staying out of the contest to decide his successor as Ukip leader. ...

Steven Woolfe has proved Ukip can't cope without Nigel Farage
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 10:51:00 AM
. Nigel Farage had his enemies, but even they wouldn't deny he gave Ukip a sense of direction. ...

Ukip leadership hopeful Lisa Duffy wants 'total ban' on Muslim schools
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 07:14:58 AM
. A "total ban" on Muslim state schools has been called for by Lisa Duffy, the Ukip leadership hopeful. ...
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Steven Woolfe expelled from Ukip leadership race
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 06:57:34 AM
. Three members of Ukip's ruling body have quit in protest after Steven Woolfe was expelled from the party's leadership race. ...

Steven Woolfe insists he will be on Ukip leadership ballot despite missing deadline
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. Ukip leadership hopeful Steven Woolfe has left the door open for a legal challenge if party officials block him from the contest after technical blundering meant he missed the nominations deadline. ...

Like the Spanish Armada, Labour must realise it, too, has been defeated
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.... Without addressing their concerns, it no longer speaks to core voters and it certainly can’t reach those who voted for New Labour. If an election were held tomorrow, Ukip would sweep Labour’s working class seats while the Conservatives mop up the middle. ...

Ukip's establishment have the man they want to succeed Nigel Farage, but are members ready to crown him?
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. Ukip may have come to prominence railing against "the Establishment", but the party has been on the scene long enough to have its own elite emerge. ...

Nigel Farage's allies panic as leadership frontrunner fights to stay in the race
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....". Nominations for the Ukip leadership end on Sunday so Mr Jewell could enter a late-stage bid. ...

Ukip leadership frontrunner Steven Woolfe's bid could be derailed by membership issues
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....  . Those hoping to succeed Mr Farage, who resigned earlier this month, need to have been Ukip members for the last two years in order to be eligible to stand in the contest. ...

In the summer of hate, France is a nation under attack
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of July 2016 01:55:27 PM
....In Britain we have grown used to talking throughout the Brexit campaign about a disconnect between politicans and the public. “They just don’t get it,” said the ranks of the disaffected, as they deserted Labour for Ukip and voted Leave. ...

Labour as far behind Tories under Jeremy Corbyn as when Michael Foot handed Thatcher landslide in 1983
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....Gerald Kaufman, the Labour MP, called the manifesto “the longest suicide note in history” while the election defeat saw the party remain out of power for another 14 years. The poll of around 2,000 people put Ukip on 13 per cent, the Liberal Democrats on 8 per cent and the Green Party on 4 per cent. ...

Ukip needs Lisa Duffy to take it forward after Nigel Farage
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of July 2016 10:35:16 AM
. Until recently, I was the bookies’ favourite to become the next leader of Ukip, and the first choice for many Ukip members. ...

Ukip former chairman Suzanne Evans ends leadership hopes and backs little-known councillor
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. Suzanne Evans has dropped out of the race to become the next Ukip leader and endorsed a little-known female councillor as she said the party must ends its “rugby club” image. ...

Live Q&A: Will Jeremy Corbyn split the Labour Party in two?
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 25th of July 2016 01:35:56 PM
.... You cannot win an election with the "Thatcherite C1s and C2s" and "Corbyn is not interested in those people", instead he opts for "upper middle class people who have patronising views of those people". Asa Bennett says that Ukip's next leader will inevitably be someone from the North West and will be able to speaking to working class people, unlike someone from Islington, like Mr Corbyn. ...

Nigel Farage says 'no way' to £250,000 offer to join I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
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.... Get Me Out Of Here! line-up. Mr Farage, who announced his resignation as Ukip leader after the EU referendum, had reportedly been offered £250,000 to take part in the reality TV show which sees celebrities face a series of testing challenges in the Australian jungle. ...

Labour MPs can't deny the truth: no-one will save them from Jeremy Corbyn
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.... May's Tories. Ukip might re-invent itself as a centrist, anti establishment and anti Westminster party and pick up not just unhappy Tory voters, but quite substantial Labour supporters too. ...

The Reformation offers a good lesson for Brexit 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 24th of July 2016 09:53:40 PM
.... The emergence of English as an evangelical language spawned the most wonderful literature: The Book of Common Prayer, Paradise Lost, The Pilgrim’s Progress and the visionary poetry of William Blake. This is not to say that Brexit is going to spark an English renaissance: the hymns of Charles Wesley can hardly be compared to Mike Read’s Ukip Calypso. ...

Steven Woolfe: I am proof the British Dream is real –and that's why I should lead Ukip
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Theresa May will drive Tory members into the arms of Ukip
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of July 2016 06:00:00 AM
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Nigel Farage is Ukip – whether he leads the party or not is irrelevant
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For heaven's sake man, go! Ten ways to resign when it's time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of July 2016 09:55:42 AM
. With Nigel Farage standing down as leader of Ukip and Chris Evans quitting Top Gear on the very same day prompting speculation they might be doing a job swap, we have reached peak resignation. ...

Nigel Farage admits Ukip leadership came at a 'cost' to him and his family
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Nigel Farage and his awkward Ukip leadership gaffes - in 60 seconds
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 4th of July 2016 06:57:47 PM
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Who will replace Nigel Farage as Ukip leader?
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 4th of July 2016 02:33:06 PM
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When we founded Ukip, Brexit was a lost cause. Nigel Farage changed all that
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Who are the favourites to be the next Ukip leader?
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 4th of July 2016 12:44:40 PM
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After Nigel Farage resigns, Ukip's future is in the North 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 4th of July 2016 11:45:19 AM
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Nigel Farage resignation: Ukip leadership runners and riders
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 4th of July 2016 10:04:52 AM
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Nigel Farage resigns as Ukip leader
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 4th of July 2016 09:20:13 AM
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Ex-Ukip MEP 'claimed expenses for Solihull to Stoke drive when she was in Cyprus'
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First the Suez crisis, then the invasion of Iraq. And now this referendum image
.... I refer also to large parts of the rest of Europe, and indeed the entire world, who could not understand why this wretched referendum had been called at all. We know the shallow, indeed base, rationalisation: he was worried about the electoral threat from Ukip, and made the mistake of thinking that, by conceding a referendum, he could also silence, or at least calm down, the vociferous anti-Europeans within the Conservative party itself. ...
A rollercoaster ride for City traders on EU referendum night image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of June 2016 04:40:24 PM
....As Nigel Farage strode into the Millbank tower around midnight for a post-referendum gathering, it was looking as if it might turn out to be a wake. The Ukip leader’s City pals had told him remain had triumphed. ...
Why the markets' Brexit-induced bumpiness is good for remain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of June 2016 09:43:27 AM
.... This shows the extent of the nervousness, because it means investors are prepared to park their money with Angela Merkel’s government for the next decade at a loss. UK bond yields also fell, which the Ukip MP, Douglas Carswell, saw as a vote of confidence. ...
Nigel Farage savages Remain doom-mongers: 'So what if pound falls? Business will benefit' image
. The Ukip leader dismissed "ludicrous" economic warnings by in campaigners and highlighted how a fall in Britain's currency would actually help boost UK business and the economy. ...
Brexit voters don’t listen to elites. But they might listen to Labour image
....As for George Osborne’s warning that panic over Brexit might produce a collapse in house prices – well, this was intriguing: a fall in house prices is just what the younger generation wants, but not necessarily what the older, predominantly pro-Brexit, generation would be happy with. Now, it is apparent that both in this country with the onset of Ukip, in the US with the egregious Trump and continental Europe with the rise of the far right, the common factor might well be labelled “globalisation and its discontents”. ...
The Observer view on immigration and the EU referendum | Observer editorial image
.... But in the last 10 years – since the arrival of a wave of eastern Europeans into the UK – the European debate has become inseparable from our concern about immigration and control of borders. Public concern about immigration – and the levels of support Ukip was attracting as a result before the 2015 election – played an important role in David Cameron’s decision to call a referendum. ...
UK small businesses are evenly split on Brexit, poll says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of June 2016 05:00:01 AM
....TNS conducted an online survey of 502 companies with fewer than 250 employees in May. Pro-Brexit SMEs mentioned former mayor of London Boris Johnson and Ukip leader Nigel Farage when asked who would be the best campaign leaders for Vote Leave. ...
The Guardian view on the EU debate: it’s about much more than migration | Editorial image
.... Leave has managed to keep immigration at the top of the news agenda for most recent days, and may now have both the poll ratings and a higher proportion of supporters firmly intending to vote, to vindicate that choice. On Wednesday, with Michael Gove and Boris Johnson committing to the points-based immigration system favoured by Ukip, they tried to do it again. ...
Whatever happens in this referendum, England’s disquiet is set to get a whole lot worse | John Harris image
....The timing is surely traceable to the meltdown of the eurozone, the refugee crisis and the sense of a Europe defined by mounting troubles. But there is another factor, which takes us deep into some of the most overlooked tensions in British politics: the condition of England, the 4 million largely English people who last year put jump-leads on British Euroscepticism by voting for Ukip, and a set of deep anxieties and annoyances that panics the political class, while looking likely to get a whole lot worse, whatever the outcome. ...
Brexit to give jobs BOOST: 200,000 MORE people in work if Britain leaves EU, MEP claims image
. Hundreds of thousands of jobs would be created in financial services by 2020 if the UK frees itself from the shackles of Brussels, former Tory Cabinet minister John Redwood and Ukip MEP Steven Woolfe said today. ...
House prices could fall by 18% if Britain quits EU, says George Osborne image
....Moody’s, the credit rating agency, has highlighted the possible benefits of the UK leaving the EU for first-time buyers, as there would be “lower competition for housing, as house price and rental inflation would slow down if immigration is curbed”. Related: Third of Tories could defect to Ukip if UK stays in EU, says Farage. ...
Pro-Brexit bosses include retirees and tax avoidance experts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of May 2016 06:26:01 PM
. Business figures who signed an open letter supporting Brexit include tax avoidance specialists, dozens of retirees and the publisher of a book about Ukip introduced by Nigel Farage. ...

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