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File image of former Ukip leader Nigel Farage at a debate on the progress of the Brexit talks, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg,  France. File photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

Nigel Farage, the former leader of Ukip, has bemoaned being “53, separated and skint” in an interview, saying “there’s no money in politics”. In a ne(...)

Anne Marie Waters: has described Islam as “evil”. Photograph: Ole Jensen/Corbis via Getty Images

The United Kingdom Independence Party will announce its new leader on Friday after a bitter contest that threatens to tear the party apart. Former lea(...)

Former Ukip leader Diane James has quit the party, her office has announced. File photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Former Ukip leader Diane James has announced she is quitting the party. Ms James was elected successor to Nigel Farage in September, but she remained(...)

Ukip  donor Arron Banks said Nigel Farage’s departure had “caused the pressure cooker to explode”. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Ukip’s biggest donor has warned that the party could be about to die, adding that he is unable to support any of the candidates to succeed Nigel Fara(...)

Ukip party chairman Paul Oakden: dismissed North-West England MEP Steven Woolfe’s resignation as a side issue. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Ukip’s chairman has insisted the party remains viable following the departure of Steven Woolfe, the frontrunner to succeed Nigel Farage as leader. Mr (...)

 Ukip MEP Steven Woolfe claimed the party was “ungovernable” without Nigel Farage leading it, and the European Union referendum cause to unite behind. File photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Former Ukip leadership contender Steven Woolfe has announced he has quit the party and had made a police complaint over the altercation with a fellow (...)

UK Independence Party MEP Steven Woolfe lying on a walk-way inside the European Parliament building in Strasbourg on Thursday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A European Parliament inquiry is to take place into an altercation between two Ukip MEPs in Strasbourg on Thursday which left one of them, Steven Wool(...)

Nigel Farage: the fisticuffs at the European Parliament capped a chaotic week that saw him return to the helm following the resignation of Diane James after just 18 days as leader. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

The news that Steven Woolfe’s injuries are less serious than at first feared has allowed Ukip, after teetering on the brink of tragedy, to lapse back (...)

Steven Woolfe lies face-down on a walkway inside the European Parliament building in Strasbourg: he remained in hospital on Thursday night. Photograph: ITV news/AFP/Getty Images

Ukip MEP Steven Woolfe remained in hospital on Thursday night in Strasbourg after sustaining serious injuries during an altercation at a party meetin(...)

     Nigel Farage with newly elected Ukip leader Diane James on September 16th. The MEP has resigned after 18 days in the job. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Nigel Farage was back in charge of the UK Independence Party yesterday after the party’s newest leader, Diane James, resigned after just 18 days in o(...)

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