Ukip’s Kerry Smith, who resigned as a prospective parliamentary candidate after recordings of him making homophobic and racist remarks were leaked, may have been forced to quit despite the party initially standing by him, Ukip’s deputy chair has suggested.
Employers who exploit immigrants by offering them lower wages and worse conditions than British residents could be jailed under a Labour government, Ed Miliband will say on Monday.
The independence referendum took place almost three months ago, but the SNP have continued to do well. This is not a blip.
Ukip is backing one of its parliamentary candidates who described gay people as “fucking disgusting old poofters” and referred to a woman with a Chinese name as a “chinky”, saying he was on sedatives for pain relief at the time.
Shinzo Abe won his snap election on Sunday and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and coalition partner maintained a supermajority, according to media exit polls, giving the Japanese prime minister a fresh mandate for his struggling strategy to revive the economy.
David Cameron has been accused of an unjustifiable bid to “buy the general election” as it emerged that ministers have quietly slipped through an unprecedented hike in the amount that parties can spend during the campaign.
This Saturday Jim Murphy was voted in as Scottish Labour leader. But could he eventually become First Minister?
Whatever your views on the UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, or comedian turned political-activist, Russell Brand, both have added a new energy to politics.
David Miliband has hinted at a return to British politics, saying he does not intend to spend the rest of his life in the US.
The Conservatives will next week float the idea of banning Scottish MPs from voting on legislation that only affects English voters in a new policy paper.