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Despite Nigel Farage's prediction that the UK Independence party will cause an “earthquake” in British politics at the European Parliament elections, Britons give Ukip as much chance of winning as finding life on Mars.
Hague confirms a limited number of people will be allowed to settle here
I would like to see this project follow the French example, but go much further with it
After three years of almost unbroken success, the National Front leader Marine Le Pen has begun to stumble in her drive to steam-clean and re-brand the French far right.
The poll showed that Labour could gain seats in May's EU elections
Lib Dems say PM deliberately suppressed a plan which could see development in a Conservative heartland
The House of Lords has been warned that it would be “ignoring” the wishes of ordinary people if it blocks a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU.
But Ukip leader Nigel Farage says the suggestion of an alliance was a non-starter
Checked behind your sofa recently? Don’t - there will probably be a Romanian hiding there.
Did Christmas presents take precedent over world events during the festive period? Here is a quick round up of the top news stories from the past week
Former Shadow Health Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, says an obsession with targets and spending was 'killing patients'
The Independent's founders were determined that we should be of no party or faction
Anti-sleaze watchdog that commissioned research believes findings pose worrying questions about future of democracy in Britain
The move by Geert Wilders of the Dutch Freedom Party and Marine Le Pen of France’s National Front, came ahead of next year's elections which EU officials fear will bring a surge in support for nationalist and xenophobic parties
Question raised of whether it is “propaganda” to have party logos on wreaths
Lee takes on Ed Miliband, UKIP and immigration in trademark style