Nigel Farage has suggested a former Ukip candidate used the terms "chinky" and "poofters" because of his "council estate background".Read the full story ›
Nigel Farage has hit back at Russell Brand, saying the comedian and activist was "lighter weight than expected" and has a "personal make-up artist to straighten his chest hair".
Everyone fancied that Mr Brand and I might butt heads, but actually, as we entered the studio, and his personal make-up artist straightened his chest hair for him, I kid you not, I realised that perhaps he might be a bit lighter weight than expected.
For all Mr Brand’s posturing, he was really quite limp. Maybe it was the chapstick that his make-up artist applied to his lips at the last moment, but he didn’t seem to utter a word of sense.
The Ukip leader made the comments in a column for the Independent after the two appeared on BBC Question time last night.
Brand said 'we have to watch him' as he compared Farage to the Conservative politician best known for his 1968 "rivers of blood" speech.Read the full story ›
Leaders Live: Labour leader Ed Miliband has pledged to lower the voting age to 16 if he is PM after next year's General Election.Read the full story ›
Nigel Farage has told ITV Wales his comments on breastfeeding mothers were "wildly misrepresented".
The Ukip leader stressed that he was not against breastfeeding, but that he respects the rights of private businesses towards their customers.
Farage's suggestion that breastfeeding mothers should "perhaps sit in the corner" was met with widespread criticism yesterday.
Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has hit out at Nigel Farage after the Ukip leader said breastfeeding mothers should "perhaps sit in the corner" to avoid disturbing people around them.
Ms Cooper tweeted:
After *that* interview Nigel Farage should sit in a corner!
Ukip has insisted Nigel Farage "misspoke" after he appeared to disown the party's policy of banning sex education in primary schools.Read the full story ›
Ukip leader Nigel Farage was the second political leader to take questions from young voters as part of Bite the Ballot's Leaders Live season.
During the live Q&A, Mr Farage answered questions on the EU, immigration, democracy and education in an exchange with the studio audience that was heated at times.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage has said his Leaders Live event on Tuesday 2nd December is an opportunity to deliver his party's message to a "new generation of voters".
I am very much looking forward to the launch of Leaders Live. Taking part in Leaders Live is a fantastic opportunity to deliver Ukip's message straight to the new generation of voters, and perhaps more importantly hear their concerns and take their questions directly.
Ed Miliband has directly challenged the Ukip leader Nigel Farage as he tried to relaunch the Labour party.
Mr Miliband vowed that his party would talk more about immigration but told Labour supporters that they could "take this lot apart."
EdM: we will be talking more about immigration as a party
EdM: Mr Farage, you may want to live in [an unequal] world. But come the general election, I don't believe the people of Britain will follow
Loudest cheer for: Friends, I say we can take this lot apart and it's time we did.