The promenade wall in Aberystwyth,  Wales, takes a battering from waves driven by storm-force winds earlier this month. Photograph: Dimitris Legakis/EPA

A UK Independence Party (Ukip) councillor has blamed recent storms and floods on the British government’s decision to legalise gay marriage.David Silv(...)

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(...)

British prime minister David Cameron  during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, London, on Wednesday. Photograph: PA

Another week, another chapter in Britain’s immigration debate. Eight years ago Nigel Farage of the UK Independence Party (Ukip) ran for election to th(...)

British prime minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party risks seeing its vote split at European elections next year and at a national election in 2015 by the UK Independence Party (UKIP), which opposes “open-door immigration”. Photograph: PA Wire

British prime minister David Cameron said today he would make it harder for migrants from the EU to access Britain’s welfare system and try to renego(...)

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(...)

Geert Wilders, leader of the Netherlands’s Party for Freedom, and far-right leader Marine Le Pen of France, address a news conference in The Hague today. Photograph: Toussaint Kluiters/Reuters

Two of Europe’s most high-profile right-wing leaders, Marine le Pen and Geert Wilders, finally went public today and announced the birth of a “histori(...)

British prime minister David Cameron: targeting equal pay and women’s rights at work. Photograph: PA

‘The sharp increase in sovereign debt since 2009 has not been caused by excessive social spending, but by the additional borrowing needed to fund bank(...)

Le Pen’s triumph
  • Europe
  • October 16, 2013, 01:00

Last Sunday’s resounding victory for Marine Le Pen’s National Front (FN) in a local election in the southern French commune of Brignoles has given the(...)

David Cameron: knows he must counter the perception of the Tories as the party of privilege.

This week in Manchester, a pollster laid out detailed figures for Conservative Party delegates gathered for their annual conference. If an election we(...)

Prime Minister David Cameron enjoying the keynote speech on the second day of the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, with Frances Osborne (right) the wife of chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The Conservatives will end annual treasury deficits and begin to reduce the United Kingdom’s £1.4 trillion debt pile within five years, chancellor of (...)

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