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Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has requested that UKIP Calypso, a song he recorded and also performed at the UKIP party conference, be withdrawn from sale following complaints that it was racist.
The Tories have defined themselves as the party dedicated to cutting the deficit, and the words “the long-term economic plan is working” have practically become a mantra for David Cameron and George Osborne.
Just when you thought UKIP couldn’t get any weirder, this happens.
It’s certainly not what Tim Berners-Lee had in mind when he devised the technology that brought on the dawn of the internet age.
Nigel Farage found his party’s funding slashed by £1m a year this week after a shake-up in Brussels.
We all know the UK population is growing rapidly, and the strain that it is putting on our national resources, especially jobs, housing, NHS and welfare.
The Conservatives are mulling over the idea of an “emergency brake” on immigration from EU member states, following UKIP’s rapid gains.
Housing justice protestors have surrounded Olympia to campaign against MIPIM, the world’s biggest property conference.
A terror suspect may have been targeting former Prime Minister Tony Blair, in a Mumbai-style terror attack, an Old Bailey jury heard today.
UKIP is planning to win 25 seats at the general election next year, and could even take over from the Lib Dems as the UK’s third party.
George Osborne is announcing today that the government plans to sell its 40% stake in Eurostar.
Last night Douglas Carswell became UKIP’s first MP. The former Conservative member has held the seat since 2005, but defected to UKIP in August.
Douglas Carswell defected from the Conservative Party in August. Now he’s become UKIP’s first MP following a by-election in Clacton, Essex.
Lego will not renew a long-standing contract with Shell, after a creative intervention by Greenpeace drew attention to Shell’s plans for Arctic oil exploration.
The MD of Gekko shares his take on the party conferences as a business owner
The Ebola outbreak, which has killed more than 3,400 people since it began in December 2013, can be expected to spread to developed countries, a World Health Organisation official has said.
Private healthcare companies with links to Conservative MPs have won £1.5bn worth of contracts in the past two years.
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has promised to increase taxes for the rich if his party are in government next year.
Oh dear! Cameron has had another foot-in-mouth moment. (Read: Purr-gate: Blunder-struck Cameron’s top gaffes)
There were the tax cuts - then there all of these pledges on corporation tax, human rights and the NHS
I am so proud to stand here today as Prime Minister of four nations in one United Kingdom. I was always clear about why we called that referendum. Duck the fight – and our union could have been taken apart bit by bit. Take it on – and we had the chance to settle the question. This Party has always confronted the big issues for the sake of our country. And now…England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland…we are one people in one union and everyone here can be proud of that. And we can ...
Oops. Bet William Hague wished he hadn’t called Arron Banks a nobody now.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been tweeting praise about Tory MPs who have defected to UKIP.
And this is how Twitter reacted to his speech
A millionaire Tory donor who has given quarter of a million pounds to the Conservative party since 2010, this morning announced he is defecting to UKIP.
A speech in the Tory party conference made the PM cry yesterday – an unusual display of emotion from our usually indifferent-looking leader.
Justin Urquhart Stewart: Conference season is throwing up dodgy tax ideas - so here's what would actually work
The Seven Investment Management founder shares his views
If you’re a Tory planning to join UKIP then you “must be utterly nuts”. No, we’re not saying that, London Mayor Boris Johnson is.
Among the sexting scandals and defections to UKIP, the Tory party struggled to get its voice heard this weekend.