SMITH’S SOAPBOX: Ta very much, Tony – you changed British politics for the worse Plus: The week in LOLitics and extension of congratulations to Nigel Farage

May 1st, 1997. I actually remember it well. Sat on the sofa, watching a jug-eared, failed guitarist called Tony Blair walk into Downing Street after a huge landslide victory which saw his New Labour vision come to fruition. I was only four-years-old at the time and my only interests were the Spice Girls and Action […]

Nuttall loses Stoke-On-Trent Central by-election UKIP leader fails in bid to become party's second MP in Westminster

The Labour Party has held-on to the Stoke-On-Trent Central seat, with candidate Gareth Snell defeating UK Independence Party leader Paul Nuttall. Nuttall was hoping to become UKIP’s second Member of Parliament, but ultimately fell short by 2,620 votes, with the voting figures seemingly concluding that the party were also unable to appeal to Conservative Party […]

Who will now pick up the pieces for UKIP?

As reported in my first article for NMC Europe, many of the rank and file UK Independence Party politicians spoke of their excitement at the prospect of Diane James’s leadership at its autumn conference in Bournemouth. 18 days have passed, and she has resigned, citing “personal and professional reasons”. It is yet another episode in […]