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Local elections: Miliband attacked by Labour MP for letting Farage off hook

Ed Miliband ran a "tremendously ill-judged campaign" in which he failed to attack Nigel Farage on the mistaken grounds that Ukip would only damage the Conservative party, the Labour backbencher John Mann has said.<p>In a sign of rumblings in the Labour party over its mixed performance in the local …

Local Elections: Insiders Warn Ed Miliband The 'Scale Of The Nightmare For Labour Is Extraordinary'

Labour insiders have warned Ed Miliband that the "scale of the nightmare for Labour is extraordinary", in the wake of Thursday's local and European …

Local elections 2014: Nigel Farage faithful in rapture at a visit from their messiah

Following the local election trail of the Ukip leader and 'honorary Essex man’ down to the pub<p>A run-down but sunny shopping precinct in South Ockenden, Essex. Nigel Farage was late for his own photo opportunity, so in the meantime reporters interviewed shoppers instead. A 21-year-old woman was …

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Local Elections A Warning For Labour That The White Working Class Is 'Pissed Off' And Voting Ukip

Labour needs to understand that its traditional white working class base is "pissed off and angry" and that is why it is being tempted by Ukip, one …

More than half of Ukip voters were disenchanted Tories, Ashcroft poll finds

More than half of Ukip's support in the European elections came from disenchanted Conservative voters, a poll commissioned by Lord Ashcroft has found.<p>In a survey of over 4,000 people, just over half of Ukip voters said they had chosen the Conservatives in the 2010 general election. Nearly 20% had …

Local election results 2014: Nigel Farage hails Ukip's 'political earthquake' and vows more to come

Britain’s three main political parties are assessing the damage from local elections in which they were all hit by the “political earthquake” that …

Ryan Jones: Bristol forward praised on Championship debut

<b>Wales international Ryan Jones proved his leadership credentials on his Bristol debut, says coach Sean Holley.</b><p>With Bristol losing 11-3 at half-time in the Championship semi-final play-off against Rotherham, ex-Ospreys forward Jones replaced Ruki Tipuna as captain.<p>And the 75-cap Welshman inspired …

Mike Brown's hamstring injury adds to England's squad worries

A stirring weekend of Premiership semi-final rugby has left England's head coach, Stuart Lancaster, feeling almost as battered and bruised as the combatants. A heavy-duty final between Saracens and Northampton at Twickenham on 31 May will rob him of a third of his probable squad for his side's …