SMITH’S SOAPBOX: Leader-less leader debate became a Remoaning orgy A murky panto with Nuttall the villain

Thursday’s leader’s debate encompassed everything I currently detest about modern Britain – liberal elitists virtue signalling with little substance, and mocking the opinions of others. With the Prime Minister and Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn refusing to take part, the stage was left to UKIP’s Paul Nuttall, Liberal Democrats’ Tim Farron, the Green Party’s Caroline Lucas, Plaid […]

A personal note to Sam Gould

Sam Gould is the Chairman of UKIP’s Caerphilly branch and was the area’s candidate at the 2015 General Election. He also works for the party’s MEP Nathan Gill and is known to many in the party for his loyalty and hard work. I have never met Sam but have spoken to him regarding stories related […]

SMITH’S SOAPBOX: Has the Trump Train chugged onto the wrong tracks? ALSO: The media silence on Sweden and why hasn't Douglas Carswell written back to me?

“I’m gonna bomb the shit out of them!” proclaimed President Trump of ISIS. Well, he’s made a start. And this bombing is at least in keeping with a promise he made in his campaign. Last week’s bombing of Syria against President Assad’s alleged chemical attack on his own people has seriously created division between his […]

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 […]

Nuttall pens open letter to ‘suspended’ Banks "The Party Chairmanship is not on offer"

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has written an open letter to party donor Arron Banks just hours after Banks Tweeted that he had been suspended by the party. The Leave.EU co-founder claimed that his suspension was due to his criticism of the party, specifically his comments that the “current leadership couldn’t knock the skin off rice pudding”, […]

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 […]