The X-Men

By Mike Small Last week UKIP’s David Coburn, who was elected as a Euro MP last year, referred to “Humza Yousaf, or as I call him Abu Hamza” in an interview with the Sunday Mail. The comment marked Coburn and… Read More ›

UKIP vs the Establishment

By Haniya Khalid Nigel Farage, it seems, has tapped into an incredibly lucrative mass market: electorate disillusionment with the establishment and mainstream politics in general. Couple that with the swift capitalization of crimes and social faux pas perpetrated by who… Read More ›

A Tale of Two Defections

By Anarchistteacher A Tory MP decided that his party no longer reflected his political beliefs; left said party to join UKIP (that voice of reasoned and measured political engagement in 21st century Britain). At the by-election triggered by his defection, UKIP… Read More ›

From Clacton with Hate

Mike Small asks Who are the narrow nationalists now? Remind us who the Death-Eaters are? Where is the denouncement of bigotry and prejudice? The noise from Scotland’s ‘silent majority’ is deafening. A few more doors knocked and UKIP might have taken Heywood… Read More ›


Amongst all the doom and gloom about the far-right, there are some inspiring examples from around Europe, like Sweden’s new feminist party F!

Euro Trash

By Mike Small Listening to David Coburn, Scotland’s new representative from the proto-fascist UKIP  spluttering and flayling about under the most gentle of questioning on Good Morning Scotland this morning gave some hope. When these people – rather than their… Read More ›

UKIP’s Racist Friends

On the eve of the Euro elections, and in the aftermath of the botched Tesco Shettleston press conference (see Every Little Helps: UKIP Scotland blunder on as they’re evicted from Shettleston Tesco), this is a must-see interview from LBC. Please… Read More ›


By Jamie Maxwell There is a theory going around that, despite a few superficial differences, the SNP and UKIP actually have a lot in common; that Scottish nationalists and English eurosceptics share the same small-minded, separatist view of the world…. Read More ›

One Nationism Unleashed

By Mike Small Our Kingdom recently published an article by David Rickard on English politics and identity. It’s an extraordinary piece (‘We can’t resist privatisation until we restore the national’) We are the nation referenced in the very name of… Read More ›

The 2% Gang

UKIP and George Galloway are the 2% gang – statistical anomalies in Scottish politics. Here Alan Smart reports on their collective nonsense. “I’ll tell you what would happen when an independent Scotland proved to be a chimera. Scots would turn… Read More ›

Riddle Me This…

By Mike Small Michael Forsyth’s impact on the constitutional settlement – whatever that ends up being from the Stone of Destiny to the Euro Referendum – will be for historians to decide, but whisper it he’s doing a great job… Read More ›

Independence from UKIP?

By Jonathon Shafi Scottish viewers of Question Time, This Week and the local election results in England as they come in could be forgiven for thinking that they have walked into a strange parallel universe. From Starkey to Farage to… Read More ›

EU 2 Brutus?

So Cameron may walk into and flounce out of more EU meetings, he may renegotiate to his heart’s content, he may grandstand and bluster, he may shout loudly and wave a small stick, but all he can get out of it is what the other 27 states agree to…