Only around three per cent of Party members in 2019 had history with UKIP, Tim Bale reports.
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.
The former ‘People’s Army’ is struggling to survive, and even what’s left of its poll support could be an overstatement.
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.
Corbyn doesn’t care about it, and May’s credibility is weakened by the failure to fulfil the tens of thousands pledge.
The latest embarrassment from UKIP’s Hartlepool campaign comes after Paul Nuttall pivoted his party to focus on Islam.
Phillip Broughton is standing for the Party in Hartlepool, historically one of their electoral strongholds.
Meanwhile, UKIP’s anti-Muslim programme is so transparent a piece of Vice Signalling as to scarcely be worth further comment.
If this odd couple succeed, the millionaire gets to claim he made Brexit happen and the paper gets to imply that Brexit is illegitimate.
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.
The multi-millionaire has been suspended from the party after criticising Nuttall’s leadership.
Daggers are drawn yet again, as Arron Banks seeks to take the party over after the Stoke result undermined its leader.
He took a big gamble to get the People’s Army back on the front foot, and lost.
He and his Party are used to weathering negative coverage – even when it’s true.