A self-image as maverick crusaders for the cause of “political incorrectness” is both intrinsic to Ukip identity - and a constant liability.
Maybe Ukip are a one-man band and a one-trick pony, but Nigel Farage is a reckless man with a very dangerous trick.
Vicky Pryce on UKIP's respectable friends and Prisonomics.
Andy Coulson's warning that the UKIP leader has a "bit of a point" when he demands to be included highlights Cameron's dilemma.
The party opposes intervention in Syria and elsewhere but still wants to increase the defence budget by £17.4bn to £50bn.
Britain’s immigration debate would look very different if ministers overcame their fear of the fringe and trusted voters with a more honest account of the country we have.
Speaking to the BBC’s Today programme, the MEP said that he thinks “most people probably agree” with him.
The party's membership has risen by a remarkable 8,500 since March.
Stuart Wheeler, who made his fortune in spread betting, is staking his chips on Ukip. Over dinner in west London, he tells Rafael Behr which Tory MPs he’d like to snatch from David Cameron’s grasp and why Nigel Farage should steer clear of the TV studios.