UKIP is spreading right across the country

“If we can win here, we can win across the country.” – Mark Reckless, 21st November 2014. Whilst recent focus has been on UKIP’s high profile wins in the South East, an analysis of recent local elections across the UK shows that the party’s support has grown across the UK. Cicero Elections, a political analysis site, has …

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Non-traditional consumer power – multinational investment in renewable energy

As the corporate reputations of companies like Google and Ikea continue to suffer from tax-related criticisms, these same companies are quietly engendering themselves to the same lobby in a different way: renewable energy investment. Google and Ikea both announced last week plans to invest in large wind-farms in the Netherlands and Texas, respectively. These investments …

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UKIP win Rochester & Strood

UKIP has won the by-election for the Kent constituency of Rochester & Strood following the defection of former Conservative Mark Reckless to UKIP and his decision to stand again for election as a UKIP candidate.   The final result is: UKIP: 42.1 per cent Conservatives: 34.8 per cent Labour: 16.8 per cent Liberal Democrats: 0.9 …

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Six Challenges Facing the SNP in 2015

A novel way of solving the West Lothian Question would be for Scotland to send only SNP MPs – who do not vote on matters only affecting England and Wales anyway – to Westminster. If recent polling is to be believed, this isn’t as fantastical a notion as it first appears. Ipsos Mori’s latest Westminster …

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