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 […]

Carswell Quits UKIP Breaking News

Douglas Carswell has left the UK Independence Party and is to become an Independent MP for the Clacton constituency. In a post on his blog, Mr Carswell said that he is leaving the party: “…amicably, cheerfully and in the knowledge that we won.” He added that he will not be calling a by-election. Carswell joined UKIP in […]

Farage visits Ecuadorian embassy Did former UKIP leader meet Assange for radio interview?

Former UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has today visited the Ecuadorian embassy in Knightsbridge, London. Mr Farage was seen leaving the building with Christian Mitchell, a producer from LBC, the radio station Mr Farage presents a four-nights-a-week call-in programme for, but refused to confirm to journalists upon his exit whether he was there to […]

Smith’s Soapbox: Will UKIP turn to a bail-out from Banks? And has Douglas Carswell gone one Tweet too far?

The moment Paul Nuttall’s defeat in last week’s Stoke-On-Trent Central by-election was confirmed, many saw it as the death knell for the UK Independence Party. Obituaries were written by people on both ends of the political spectrum, and questions were asked of Nuttall’s leadership. It felt like UKIP was the last dodo, wandering the wilderness […]

Nuttall to contest Stoke Central – reports

UK Independence Party leader Paul Nuttall is expected to be announced as the party’s candidate for the Stoke Central by-election. ITV News have reported that they believe Nuttall, who was elected leader in November, was selected and an official announcement is expected to be made soon. UKIP need to overturn a 5,000 majority held by […]