Tag : UKIP

About last night: where are we now?

1 year ago / 0 comments

Theresa May’s snap election didn’t go entirely to plan. Much has changed, but not in the way most forecasted, with the Tories only to be saved from a hung parliament by the support of Northern Ireland’s DUP. Labour took seats across England, Scotland and Wales, whilst the Tories were saved by … Read More

Leeds UKIP candidate supports NHS privatisation

1 year ago / 0 comments

Leeds Central UKIP candidate Bill Palfreman has expressed his support for privatising the NHS at a hustings organised by Open Rights Group, Amnesty International, and Global Justice Now. Speaking first to the public in relation to cyber security and attacks on the NHS, Palfreman said “I don’t know if anyone remembers … Read More

68% of Leeds University staff ‘likely to vote Labour’

3 years ago / 0 comments

An election survey by Times Higher Education (THE) has revealed that almost 3/4 of staff at the University will vote for the Labour party this Thursday. The survey, which was released online gained 1,019 responses from higher education staff across ten UK universities. The data showed that 46 per cent of … Read More

UKIP Secretary asks Leeds student: ‘What are LGBT people?’

3 years ago / 0 comments

A Leeds University student has been left shocked after receiving an email from UKIP’s Yorkshire regional secretary asking her to explain “what LGBT people are.” Charlie Smith, a third year Broadcast Journalism student, contacted Peter Morgan to ask him to speak on her radio show, The LGBT Show. After sending … Read More

New year, new you

4 years ago / 0 comments

It’s an exciting time, this. It’s a new year, a new term, a new start. This time of year is great for updating your outlook, and making some changes for the future. Alas, for me, the whole New Year’s Resolution thing is ruined by the fact that I’m already really … Read More

UPDATE: Leeds graduate dies in Thailand

4 years ago / 0 comments

The family of a Leeds University graduate who died in Thailand last week have paid tribute to their daughter who they claim died from natural causes. Posting on Christina Annesley’s Facebook page, her mother Margaret wrote, ‘We have lost our beautiful daughter Chrissie in Thailand of natural causes. We are … Read More

The Charlie Hebdo series: a fight for cultural acceptance, a fight for human rights

4 years ago / 0 comments

Amongst humanity’s many crimes, failure to ingrain tolerance at the foundations of society must sit the highest. The despicable acts of the men responsible for yesterday’s attack on the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris have provoked the worldwide fury, shock and grief that should accompany every loss of human life … Read More

UKIP victory is a false dawn for British democracy

4 years ago / 0 comments

It cannot be denied that UKIP have had a good month. Not only has Nigel Farage been invited to take part in the party leader’s TV debate in 2015, but Tory defector Douglas Carswell was recently elected as UKIP’s first MP in the Clacton by-election- a serious blow for the … Read More

The Digest – 17/10/14

4 years ago / 0 comments

Former Tory Becomes First UKIP MP Last Friday, UKIP candidate Douglas Carswell won the party’s first parliamentary seat. Carswell, who won the same Clacton seat as a Conservative candidate in 2010, eased to victory with 59.66% of the vote – 12,404 votes ahead of the second placed Conservatives. Friday’s second … Read More

Comment | Feckless Farage and his malignant politics

4 years ago / 0 comments

Are you not getting that promotion you want at work? I think it’s time you blamed the EU. Unable to shoot your noisy immigrant neighbours? Well, that’s down to some unacceptably semi-literate ruling passed by the European Court of Human Rights, which continues to shamelessly trample over the British judicial … Read More