UK Independence leader Nigel Farage wants immigrants  barred from getting benefits for five years. Photograph: PA

A majority of those in Britain with no educational qualifications have said in a recent survey of social attitudes that immigration should be cut back(...)

Eurosceptic multimillionaire Paul Sykes, a former Conservative Party backer, who is promising to bankroll Ukip’s European Parliament election campaign. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA

Paul Sykes is the quintessential Yorkshireman, blunt in speech, strong on opinions. Indeed, there are times when he can appear as a caricature.An occa(...)

The phone, internet and email records of UK citizens not suspected of any wrongdoing have been analysed and stored by America’s National Security Agency (NSA)

The phone, internet and email records of UK citizens not suspected of any wrongdoing have been analysed and stored by America’s National Security Agen(...)

Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague making a statement to the House of Commons. He  denied claims that British security agencies had been circumventing UK law by using information gathered on British citizens by PRISM, a secret US eavesdropping programme. Photograph:  Reuters/UK Parliament

Hundreds of requests by British intelligence agencies to monitor people’s email and web traffic are made every year, but each is judged by a strict le(...)

Far-right English Defence League  demonstrators protesting  in Whitehall after British soldier Lee Rigby was killed in Woolwich, London, last week. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Extremist Islamic preachers could be barred from speaking in universities in Britain, while mosques could be made legally responsible for the views ex(...)