Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage is UKIP Leader and MEP for the South East of England

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'This has become, I'm afraid, just another managerialist, post-war administration' says Douglas Carswell

With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward

Those who predicted we would lose momentum heading into the 2015 election are going to have to think again

People could be forced to pay inheritance tax before they actually die, according to proposals being considered by the Government

The definition of a ‘high-earner’ has changed, and tax must change with it

Those on the minimum wage shouldn't pay anything back to the state

It has been 50 years since anyone was hanged in the UK

I’m against the death penalty, but I think we should be free to debate it

I believe in letting the people decide — after all, we live in a democracy don't we?

A beam of blue light shoots upwards into the sky in central London as part of an installation commemorating the WW1 centenary

My fascination with the First World War used to be seen as geeky. Not any more ...

I am delighted that I am joined by glamorous young Royals

Boris Johnson in London following his confirmation that 'in all probability' he will seek to stand at the general election

Boris is too scared to take on Ukip

There’s no way he will choose to stand in a seat where we are strong

David Cameron (pictured) can't steal back my party's vote that easily, says Nigel Farage

Cameron’s benefits pledge is designed to lure back Ukip voters. He’ll have to try harder

Despite grand speeches, he has no plans to protect the interests of British workers

Ben Stokes of England (L) looks on dejected after a missed chance during day two of the 1st Investec Test between England and India at Trent Bridge

Too many test matches are turning the England cricket team stale

We need to cut the number of matches if we want our players to be at their best

I might not be popular in rural communities, but I’ve got their best interests at heart

Owen Paterson, Liz Truss … the rapid turnover of Environment Secretaries isn’t helping

Forty per cent of global trades in euros are cleared through London

The success enjoyed by the City of London owes nothing to the EU

The attitude to financial markets among MEPs is one of distrust bordering on hatred

Here’s why I turned my back on the nonsense that was the opening of the European Parliament

I’m not prepared to support rampant EU nationalism, and Beethoven wouldn’t have either

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