Tag Archive for UKIP

The Politics of UKIP

Lord Hylton

A long-standing friend of mine is standing for UKIP in a Yorkshire constituency at the coming general election.  He views current politics in 18th century terms as the country versus the court parties, with UKIP in the country role. It seems to me that he and his fellow candidates will attract not only nationalist and populist…

Time to turn out

Lord McConnell

Today in Tokyo I will deliver a speech to the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan. Business leaders here have questions about the future of the UK. And this matters. UK exports to Japan are just under £10 billion; Japanese investment in the UK is the highest in the EU; and 1300 Japanese firms employ…

Party strength

Lord Norton

The recent death of Conservative peer Lord Cuckney has meant that the Conservative strength in the House of Lords has now dipped below 200, leaving it with seven less seats than the cross-benchers.  According to the latest issue of The House Magazine, the composition of the House is now: Labour 214 Cross-benchers 206 Conservatives 199…