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Nigel Farage accuses Alex Salmond of inciting riots

The Telegraph by Holly Watt | Thursday, 18 September 2014

Alex Salmond's vitrolic campaigning around the Scottish independence referendum could lead to rioting on polling day, Nigel Farage has warned. The leader of Ukip said that Mr Salmond’s behaviour was provoking aggression, with the pro-independence campaigners resorting to “abhorrent behaviour”. Mr Farage demanded that Mr Salmond publicly insist on a free and more...

Date of trial set for Thurrock UKIP councillor accused of drink-driving

Your Thurrock by . | Thursday, 11 September 2014

THURROCK UKIP councillor Robert Ray will stand trial in February charged with drink driving at Orsett Hall this summer. The 65-year-old politician appeared at Basildon Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday, 11 September) for a plea and case management hearing after previously pleading not guilty to drink driving on 22 July. It is alleged more...

Former Ukip Scotland chief ‘appalled’ by party MEP’s Salmond attack

The Courier by . | Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Ukip’s reputation in Scotland has been shattered by an MEP branding Alex Salmond “racist”, according to its former chairman north of the border. In a letter to The Courier, Mike Scott Hayward hit out at comments made by David Coburn during a debate at The Lansdowne Club in London. Mr Coburn, who more...

Ukip red-faced over stamp blunder

Sunday Post by Press Association | Wednesday, 10 September 2014

A bid by Ukip to try to woo opposition councillors backfired - after the party failed to pay enough postage on letters aimed at swelling its ranks. Some members of Canterbury City Council in Kent received cards via the Royal Mail saying letters with not enough stamps on them were being more...

Former Conservative county council leader gives up UKIP parliamentary candidacy

Leicester Mercury by David W Owen | Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Former Tory county council leader David Parsons has stood down as UKIP’s candidate for the North West Leicestershire seat in next year’s General Election. Mr Parsons, who joined the party in January, was only selected as its parliamentary candidate in April. But just four months, the party has announced he will not more...

Nigel Farage deselected me after years of friendship – who could trust him now?

The Guardian by Roger Lord | Thursday, 4 September 2014

I was the candidate for Ukip in Clacton until Douglas Carswell came calling. Farage has replaced democracy with a casting couch A man should keep his word. This simple phrase can be found in various formulations everywhere from the Bible to Alfred the Great’s first laws. It is the basis of more...

Nazir Afzal: ‘There is no religious basis for the abuse in Rotherham

The Guardian by Amelia Gentleman | Thursday, 4 September 2014

In the highly charged fallout from the Rotherham report, Nazir Afzal, the Crown Prosecution Service’s lead on child sexual abuse and violence against women and girls, tries to offer a calm perspective. Unruffled by mounting media hysteria over the ethnicity of abusers in Rotherham, he suggests stepping back and taking more...