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Pro-Brexit MEP Nigel Farage quits as UKIP leader

Jul 04, 2016 - 6:13 PM

Farage: The victory for the Leave side in the referendum means that my political ambition has been achieved

OUT (AGAIN). Leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), Nigel Farage, delivers a speech in London on July 4, 2016, announcing that he was stepping down as leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP). Ben Stanstall/AFP

Cameron faces UKIP as 'Brexit' campaigning begins

Feb 21, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Prime Minister David Cameron begins the daunting challenge of persuading his country to stay in the European Union

British Prime Minister, David Cameron speaks to the press outside number 10 Downing Street in central London England, 19 September 2014. Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Uncertainty the only certainty a month before UK election

Apr 06, 2015 - 2:59 PM

In one month Britain votes in a general election likely to put the nail in the coffin of two party politics and herald an uncertain future of coalitions alliances and horse trading

UP FOR GRABS. Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, 26 January 2015. Andy Rain/EPA

Campaign kicks off for tight British election

Mar 31, 2015 - 10:48 AM

Opinion polls suggest that neither the center right Conservatives nor center left Labour will win an outright majority in the 650 seat House of Commons

UP FOR GRABS. Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, 26 January 2015. Andy Rain/EPA

Anti-EU party set to win first British parliament seat

Oct 10, 2014 - 7:15 AM

Lawmaker Douglas Carswell defected from Prime Minister David Cameron s Conservative party to UKIP in August and looks set to comfortably retain his seat on the southeast English coast

Prospective UK Independence Party (UKIP) Parliamentary candidate for Clacton, Douglas Carswell speaks at their Party conference in Doncaster, northern England on September 26, 2014. Nigel Roddis/AFP

Seaside resort set to make waves in British by-election

Oct 05, 2014 - 1:21 PM

The coastal resort of Clacton could trigger a sea change in British politics on Thursday October 9 by voting the anti EU UK Independence Party into parliament for the first time

Prospective UK Independence Party (UKIP) Parliamentary candidate for Clacton, Douglas Carswell speaks at their Party conference in Doncaster, northern England on September 26, 2014. Nigel Roddis/AFP

Britain's bruised Conservatives rally for re-election

Sep 29, 2014 - 9:02 AM

Britain s ruling Conservative party is rallying for re election in 2015 at its ongoing party conference overshadowed by defections to the eurosceptic UKIP and a ministerial resignation over a sex scandal

Grant Shapps, chairman of Britain's Conservative Party, makes the opening speech on day one of the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham in central England on September 28, 2014. Carl Court/AFP

British Conservative lawmakers may push for EU exit – report

Sep 01, 2014 - 9:21 AM

The report underlines the growing pressure facing Prime Minister David Cameron as he contends with the rise of the eurosceptic UK Independence Party ahead of a May 2015 general election

A European flag and the Union Jack hang in front of the Justus Lipsius, the European Union's headquarters building in Brussels, 15 June 2005. Gerard Cerles/AFP

Cameron vows to 'put British first' in battle for vote

Jul 29, 2014 - 9:54 AM

We are making changes to put the British people first David Cameron writes in an editorial in The Telegraph newspaper

A still from a video grab of British Prime Minister David Cameron as he addresses members of parliament in the House of Commons, London 21 July 2014. EPA/PA

UK cabinet reshuffle as EU vote looms

Jul 16, 2014 - 10:53 AM

The reshuffle is the biggest since Cameron s Conservative led coalition government took office in 2010 and marks a bid to broaden his party s appeal at the election in May 2015

WADDLING ALONG. A duck and ducklings waddle past 10 Downing Street, in Whitehall central London 14 July 2014, on the even of the anticipated cabinet reshuffle planned by British Prime Ministr David Cameron. Will Oliver/EPA

Hague quits as British foreign secretary in deep reshuffle

Jul 15, 2014 - 7:57 AM

Tonight I am standing down as Foreign Secretary after four years to serve as Leader of the House of Commons

STEPPING DOWN. British Foreign Secretary William Hague during a press conference at the Foreign Office in London, Britain, 15 May 2014. Andy Rain/EPA

Europe suffers eurosceptic hangover after EU vote

May 26, 2014 - 8:28 PM

Analysts say it was clear that voters supported anti euro and anti immigration parties who had tapped into growing voter frustration over unemployment

British, Dutch voters kick off fraught European election

May 22, 2014 - 2:26 PM

The elections are expected to see major gains for parties bent on dismantling the European Union from the inside

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UK should divert foreign aid to flood victims, anti-EU leader says

Feb 10, 2014 - 7:58 AM

Meanwhile the minister leading the response to the floods admitted the government had made a mistake in its handling of the crisis

AFTERMATH. A farm hand inspects cattle in the flooded yard at Goodings Farm at Fordgate in Somerset, southwest England, on February 6, 2014. Photo by Chris Ison/AFP

Foster children taken away from 'racist' UK couple

Nov 24, 2012 - 6:40 PM

A British local authority has removed three non white children from their foster parents because the couple are members of the anti immigration UK Independence Party it was reported Saturday November 24