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Britain's UKIP turns to far-right in bid to stay relevant

Exeter - The UK Independence Party, which came first in the 2014 European elections in Britain, has taken a turn to the far-right as it struggles to recover from a long slump in popularity.

UKIP chief defends backing far-right leader

London - The head of Britain's eurosceptic UKIP party on Friday defended attempting to enlist a far-right leader with a growing international profile to boost its depressed membership numbers.

Surge in Tory members sparks fears of right-wing takeover

London - As internal divisions over Brexit plague Britain's ruling Conservative Party, a recent surge in membership has left some fearing the new recruits have ulterior motives.

UKIP leader refuses to quit despite mass resignations

London - Britain's anti-EU, anti-immigration UK Independence Party was in chaos Monday after its leader Henry Bolton refused to resign despite calls from a string of senior colleagues.

UKIP leader dumps lover over racist royal slur

London - The leader of the anti-immigration UK Independence Party announced Monday he had ended his relationship after his girlfriend reportedly made racist remarks about Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle.

UKIP leader under fire for lover's 'racist' royal slur

London - The leader of Britain's anti-EU, anti-immigration UK Independence Party (UKIP) faced calls to resign on Sunday after his girlfriend reportedly made racist remarks about Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle.

UKIP's Farage rallies Germany's right-wing AfD

Berlin - Britain's former UKIP party leader Nigel Farage on Friday said Germans should lead a revolt against Brussels as he joined a campaign rally of the anti-immigration and eurosceptic AfD party.

Britain's UKIP loses sole MP as he quits party

London - Britain's anti-immigration, anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) lost its only MP on Saturday when Douglas Carswell quit the party, just days before Prime Minister Theresa May is to launch the formal Brexit process.

UKIP rows deepen as Farage calls for only MP to leave

London - Bitter tensions in Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) turned into open war on Tuesday as founder Nigel Farage called for its only member of parliament to quit.

UKIP appoints Nuttall to replace Farage

London - The new leader of Britain's anti-EU UKIP pledged Monday to bring the party together, as he took over from Brexit firebrand Nigel Farage after a tumultuous few months.

UKIP MEP leaves hospital after European Parliament bust-up

London - British UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe was discharged from hospital on Sunday, a spokesman said, three days after collapsing in the European Parliament following an altercation.

UKIP 'at breaking point' after European Parliament bust-up

London - British UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe is being kept in hospital until Sunday after he collapsed following a bust-up in the European Parliament that threatens to bring down a key driving force behind Brexit.

UKIP frontrunner hospitalised after EU parliament 'altercation'

Strasbourg - The favourite to lead the anti-EU UK Independence Party, Steven Woolfe, was recovering in hospital Thursday after an "altercation" at a meeting with colleagues in the European Parliament.

Nigel Farage rules out returning to UKIP leadership

London - Nigel Farage on Wednesday ruled out returning to head up Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP), a day after its newly nominated leader Diane James resigned suddenly just over two weeks into her new job."Not at all.

Nigel Farage cedes power after realising dream

London - Having achieved his ambition of a Brexit vote, Nigel Farage will leave the UK Independence Party (UKIP) that he co-founded in 1993 in a precarious position when he hands over the reins Friday.

Britain's UKIP suspends candidate over shooting threat

London - Britain's anti-EU, anti-immigration UK Independence Party suspended a parliamentary candidate two days from a general election for apparently threatening to shoot a rival.

British newspaper baron gifts anti-EU UKIP £1 million

London - British media baron Richard Desmond gifted the anti-European Union UK Independence Party £1 million ($1.5 million, 1.4 million euros) weeks from one of the tightest elections in decades, his newspaper announced Friday.

Op-Ed: Debating science and medicine in run up to U.K. poll

London Colney - On May 7, the U.K. faces a general election. As the parties attempt to garner votes, wave hands and kiss babies, science and medical issues feature barely in policy manifestos. This is misguided and will damage the economy in the long-term.

'Are Ukip racist?' tops Google search questions on UK politics

Users of Google in March have been busy hunting for answers to their queries about the UK's prominent political parties ahead of the General Election in May. Yet it seems that many are somewhat preoccupied with whether Ukip are racist or not.

UK Election: UKIP candidate makes 'Kidnap Obama' outburst

Hendon - Just 24 hours after the UK general election officially started, UKIP — the UK Independence Party — again found itself the centre of media focus for all the wrong reasons as one of its candidates called on Israel to “kidnap” President Obama.

Faded seaside towns are fertile ground for UKIP

Kirkoswald - Deprived of tourists by the advent of cheap foreign holidays, many of Britain's faded seaside towns have become pockets of deprivation -- and fertile territory for the populist, anti-European UK Independence Party (UKIP).

Britain's UKIP still on the defensive over racism question

Doncaster - The anti-immigration United Kingdom Independence Party has continually rebuffed allegations of racism, following a series of gaffes, but still struggles to shake off a xenophobic tag.

Double blow for British PM on eve of party conference

Doncaster - British Prime Minister David Cameron suffered a double blow as a minister resigned in a sex scandal and a lawmaker defected to eurosceptic party UKIP on the eve of the Sunday opening of his Conservative party's conference.

Unite leader McCluskey issues fresh funding threat to Labour

In the wake of what has been a year of big changes in UK politics, Len McCluskey, leader of Unite, has informed Ed Miliband that Labour funding could be relinquished should they enter coalition with the Liberal Democrats.

EU elections see gains by both far right and left

Brussels - Across Europe parties who are either sceptical or even hostile to the European Union did remarkably well in the elections.The vote shows that many voters have no confidence in the EU political elite.

Politician suspended for saying floods caused by gay marriage

Henley On Thames - A Politician in the United Kingdom has been suspended for stating in an interview that the recent flooding in the country was 'divine retribution for legalisation of Gay Marriage.'

UKIP votes to proscribe extreme ‘Hope Not Hate’ organisation

The United Kingdom Independence Party is set to be the first political party to make the extremist ‘Hope Not Hate’ a proscribed organisation after an ongoing smear campaign was launched to target the moderate centre-right party.

Op-Ed: Britishophobic 'Hope Not Hate' targets UKIP with smear campaign

The far-left extremist anti-British hate group, which deceptively calls itself ‘Hope Not Hate,’ has turned its focus towards the moderate United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) after the party experienced a recent surge in popularity amongst voters.

French branded 'notoriously criminal' by Norwegian politician

Oslo - Per Sandberg, a Norwegian member of parliament has caused a stir in France by calling for his country’s borders to be closed to what he termed ‘organised groups’ of Roma, Bulgarians and French who, Sandberg considers, are ‘notoriously criminal’.

Voters turn to UKIP in huge numbers at County Council elections

The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) cements itself into the mainstream of politics after voters stick two fingers up to “clowns”, “loonies”, “fruitcakes” and “closet racists” smears.
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