Nigel Farage


The Brief: Oettinger the ostrich

I spotted Günther Oettinger outside the European Commission this morning. He was alone and about to get into his car.


The Brief: Commission must break abortion silence

Thousands of women went on strike this week in protest against new laws to ban abortion, which is still illegal in Malta. In Ireland, campaigners are calling for the repeal of laws that criminalise it and encourage dangerous backstreet abortions.


The Brief: Interrail giveaway smacks of desperation

The ancient Romans used bread and circuses to stop their citizens rising in revolt. The European Union uses cheap phone bills and free holidays.

Elections 29-02-2016

Farage to back ‘no’ vote in Dutch referendum on Ukraine’s EU association

Leading British eurosceptic Nigel Farage will visit the Netherlands in April to help whip up support for a key Dutch referendum aimed at opposing an EU cooperation deal with Ukraine.

EU Elections 2014 30-05-2014

UKIP and 5-Star leaders discuss alliance

Nigel Farage, UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader, met with Beppe Grillo, who heads Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, on Wednesday (28 May) in Brussels to discuss a potential alliance between Eurosceptic parties in the European Parliament.

Nick Clegg (left) and Nigel Farage [Liberal Democrats; European Parliament / Flickr]
UK & Europe 14-04-2014

UKIP hits new high in poll ahead of Europe vote

Voter support for Britain's anti-European Union UK Independence Party (UKIP) is at a record high according to one opinion poll on Sunday (13 , reflecting growing approval of the party ahead of European elections next month.

UKIP’s call to ban migrants is not just unrealistic, it is counter-productive

Nigel Farage’s statements calling for a ban on migrants coming to the UK is a setback for the debate on immigration - an issue that deserves thorough consideration, linking it to economic growth as well as social impact, says Sajjad Karim.

UK & Europe 24-04-2013

Farage’s UKIP claims Thatcher’s inheritance

The leader of Britain's anti-European Union UK Independence Party (UKIP) said yesterday (23 April) his movement was carrying the torch for the late Margaret Thatcher's views on Europe, saying he planned to cause a "political earthquake".

UK & Europe 01-03-2013

Anti-EU party beats Cameron’s Tories in UK by-election

British Prime Minister David Cameron's ruling Conservative party was humiliated in an election in England early today after it was defeated by a scandal-ridden coalition partner and pushed into third place by MEP Nigel Farage's anti-EU party, according to results announced early today (1 March).