If it helps, Mike Read says it was unintentional.
“I’m sure there’s a method to their madness,” Basildon’s Kerry Smith told BuzzFeed News after being deselected by UKIP leadership. “We’ve seen with Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless, they’ve got something planned.”
Labour won the Thurrock council by-election with a majority of less than 300 votes – even though they sent a shadow minister to help the campaign effort.
BuzzFeed News caught up the MP, whose defection from the Tories sparked the Rochester by-election, in a former centre of Wiccan worship.
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The lyrics are filled with references to the party’s aspirations and target seats. Oh, and it’s sung in a fake Jamaican accent.
The UKIP leader’s comments, coming on the day the party gained its first elected MP, unsurprisingly provoked a backlash.
UKIP increased their majority from 2.6% in the 2010 general election to 38.6% on Thursday’s by-election.
Even Labour MP Simon Danczuk’s brother-in-law has made the switch to UKIP.
It’s the quiz they’ve all been waiting for. Nigel Farage, let us know your result.
UKIP’s conference in Doncaster was their largest ever by attendance. BuzzFeed News spoke to some of those who turned up.
“I don’t know what came over me,” he said. “It was a long day and I’d had a very early breakfast meeting.”
Mark Reckless announced he was leaving the Conservatives in Doncaster at UKIP’s largest ever political party conference.
At the UKIP conference, Nigel Farage and others repeatedly raised the fear of sexual abuse by ethnic minority men in the belief it can help the party defeat Labour.
We went to UKIP’s Doncaster conference and you’ll never believe what happened next. Involves a small toy closet.
Louise Bours chose the anniversary of the UK’s last execution to argue for a change in the law.
Nigel Farage’s party could overtake the Tories in membership income next year. UPDATE: This piece has been corrected.
UKIP supporters at the Newark by-election explain why they back the upstart party, in their own words. Libertarianism, free education, anti-immigration, quite a lot of things.
Nothing gets conservative-leaning newspapers angry like immigration – and UKIP’s support in the local and European elections shows that many people agree.
The UKIP leader led his party to victory in the recent European Parliament elections. But how much do you know about Nigel Farage?
“At least Nick Griffin lost his seat” – pretty much everyone.
It seems some people do accept imitations.
Listen to the party’s community spokesperson speak about UKIP’s difficulties in capital.
Early results show that Nigel Farage’s party is doing very well.
“When you play the elections, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.”
BBC News channel boss Jasmine Lawrence urged people not to vote UKIP on Twitter yesterday, in breach of the BBC’s impartiality rules.
“I heard rumours about Nigel Farage, I heard he sleeps underneath cars when he’s drunk”.
It would appear the motivations given for #WhyImVotingUkip have become slightly less serious over time.