UKIP - A very British insurgency?

The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) insurgency is likely to continue at next year’s European elections, where their anti-EU and anti-immigration stances have a good chance of resonating during the election campaign.

UKIP's leader Nigel Farage has a flamboyant turn of phrase and a deliberately down to earth image, John Todd writes (Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Euro Realist Newsletter)

In this article, John Todd, MA student at ARENA, takes a closer look the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), a 'party described by David Cameron as "fruitcakes, loonies
and closet racists”'.

'Led by the colourful Nigel Farage, the party has increased dramatically in profile and polling strength in recent years, with Professor John Curtice asserting that UKIP present the ”most serious fourth party incursion” into English politics since the Second World War.'

British Politics Review (pdf), No. 3, 2013, pp. 8-9

Published Dec. 16, 2013 12:07 PM - Last modified Aug. 19, 2020 11:00 AM