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UKIP leader Nigel Farage has announced that his European Parliament group is “back”, after signing up an MEP from Poland’s Congress of the New Right – whose leader is against votes for women and claims Hitler didn’t know about the Holocaust.

20 October 2014 | Notes

It’s good to see UKIP’s Euro-group break up. But as the far right realigns, there could be bad news if the alliance between Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders gains. Or will orphaned MEPs join Britain’s Tories?

16 October 2014 | Notes

It’s the breakthrough antiracists have been dreading: the racist populist party UKIP has gained its first elected MP, with Douglas Carswell taking the seaside seat of Clacton, Essex.

10 October 2014 | In depth

The powerhouse of that mighty Liverpool team was John Barnes, one of Britain’s greatest football players. But that day at West Ham, many supporters did not treat John Barnes with admiration or even grudging respect…

24 September 2014 | Notes

A number of newspapers have all run stories over the last week stating that we are seeing a rise in anti-Semitic incidents in Britain as a result of Israel’s bombardment of Gaza.

2 August 2014 | Notes

One of the most profound statements on music I’ve ever heard or read was made by the saxophone player Charlie Parker, he said:

3 July 2014 | In depthTracks of the month