The SDP analogies are all wrung dry. But nobody has looked at what a more recent insurgency can teach the new outfit.
Posts Tagged: Sir Nigel Farage MEP
Hugo Lucas: We aren’t saying that young people matter more than older people, Chloe. We’re simply saying that they matter.
It is a glaring act of mental collectivisation to lump Our Future, Our Choice in with those who think that over 75s should not be allowed to vote.
Grayling, Patten, the Far Right, the IRA, Brexit, the Speaker – and the difference between a threat and a warning
If two men are in a car, and the passenger says to the driver: “Look out! You’re going to crash,” he is shouting out the second, not the first.
UKIP’s dominant figure tried and failed to keep his party free of Tommy Robinson’s poison. The worst possible people are taking over at the worst possible time.
We wanted to discover if a substantial underbelly of Tory member opinion believes that Russia isn’t a threat to our security. There isn’t one.
The former ‘People’s Army’ is struggling to survive, and even what’s left of its poll support could be an overstatement.
Plus: Johnson’s EU speech. Turnbull’s sex ban. Horror in America. Change in South Africa. And: order your popcorn for this weekend’s UKIP conference.
Daniel Hannan: Johnson – a Tigger among Eeyores – is right to restate the positive, uplifting vision of Brexit
Many voters – Leave and Remain – appreciate his spirit of boldness, and want to move on from past divisions, not reopen them. There are opportunities to be grasped.
The lights really are going out all over what’s left of the ‘People’s Army’ – the departure of their communications director leaves them without a single national press officer.
To be a tall poppy in UKIP was for many years a dangerous thing – unless your name was Nigel. He left them without a developing new generation.
Daniel Hannan: No matter how much Tusk might wish it, there will be no second referendum, and no cancellation of Brexit
A bit of romantic rhetoric from Brussels cannot change the fact that their only offers – before and after we voted Leave – have been provocatively unacceptable.
The man who rose to prominence through a ruthless pursuit of what worked has now descended into just saying whatever makes him feel important.
And here’s the thing: Banks knew it. Farage knew it. But they didn’t care. Their primary objective was to be seen to lead the campaign, not to win it.
It’s a day to think of the people who dreamed of it and the people who dreaded it alike. And to embrace the renewal of our democracy.
Contrast with the fate of the Lib Dems: on the right our party system has done its job, but on the left it’s struggling.