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Someone Asked UKIP If Their Face-Covering Ban Includes Beekeepers

When UKIP declared that "face-coverings" would be banned in public in Britain under their rule, they probably weren't thinking about beekeepers. But a heroic heckler at a UKIP election event at the Marriott County Hall in Lambeth insisted the party consider the full ramifications on their snap declaration, and its potential impact on people who keep bees. Read More >>

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Ukip Targets Women’s Vote With Promise to End “Tampon Tax”

Ukip's had an idea about how to ditch some of its blokey image and get one or two women on its side -- promising to end the tax of women's sanitary things should it ever wangle its way into a position of power. Read More >>

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Maybe You’ll Give a Shit About Politics if it’s Done in Lego?

The suits at Bloomberg Business have let what remains of their hair down and had a bit of fun on work time, creating a Lego simulation of the complex current world of UK politics -- and forecasting how the political landscape may look after May's general election. Read More >>

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Nigel Farage Elected to Power in Fortuitously Fake Judge Dredd Universe

Common pint-holding man of the (small minority of) people Nigel Farage is set to be made a mockery of in comic form, thanks to the makers of the Judge Dredd comic 2000AD creating a character designed to look and sound like the wannabe political powerbroker. Read More >>

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Woman Abused by Ukip Haters in Mobile Phone Advert Mix-up

An "unfortunate printing error" has been blamed for sticking an innocent lady's mobile phone number on a Ukip poster, leading to her receiving "disgusting and abusive calls" from those who dislike the booming political party. Read More >>

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How an Indie Record Label Nearly Nabbed the Ukip Website

An independent record label claims it was the first in line to buy the seemingly expired Ukip site domain yesterday, shortly after the internet was set a-laughing by the political party's apparent failure to renew its hosting. Read More >>

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Failing Internet Skills Turned Voters to Ukip, Says Labour MP

Labour's shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna claims that disconnected communities where some don't have the skills to "join in" online are leading the surge to Ukip, as people without basic digital skills feel left out of the new global game and turn on the establishment as a sort of revenge move. Read More >>

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Ukip’s Freepost Comedy Postal Loophole Closed

Twitter's been alight with humorous tales of the ways in which people have been abusing the Ukip freepost address, using the political party's free postal account to post it bricks, weights and, er, human waste and blood at its own expense. Read More >>

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Former Ukip Spokesman is Convicted “Kidnapping Gang Boss”

This week's Ukip membership scandal involves the case of Mujeeb ur Rehman Bhutto, who was, until recently, the Ukip Commonwealth spokesman. Bhutto has a grim past, though, being handed a seven-year jail term in 2005 for running a kidnapping gang in Karachi and collecting a £56k ransom. That's a bit too much madness even for Ukip, so he's out. [BBC] Read More >>

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Ukip Councillor Suspended After Suggesting Gay Marriage Caused the UK’s Floods

The latest bizarre rant by a Ukip councillor has earned him a suspension, after David Silvester wrote an incredibly weird letter to a local newspaper in which he blamed the UK's recent spate of floods on the government's decision to allow same-sex marriages. Read More >>

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UKIP Candidate Photoshopped Himself Into a Hitler Photo

In a move akin to violently stabbing his political career in the heart and lungs, a UKIP candidate has responded to accusations of being a Nazi....by photoshopping himself into a group shot with Hitler, several times over. But it's fine, because it's a joke. Honest, 'guv. Read More >>