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Le Pen meets Ukip man

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Thursday evening (5 June) met outgoing independent MEP Godfrey Bloom, who still retains Ukip membership in Britain.

Officially, Ukip is not interested in an alliance with Le Pen, but Bloom is a long-time supporter of the French politician and has ignored Ukip leader Nigel Farage’s request not to contact her. 334 more words


Police begin inquiry into Ukip finances

Police are investigating claims of “financial irregularities” at Ukip, The Times can reveal.

The Metropolitan Police said they were looking into a series of allegations made against Nigel Farage’s party by Jasna Badzak, a former Ukip press officer and parliamentary candidate. 289 more words


UKIP defends use of EU funding as 'entirely legitimate'

The UK Independence Party said its use of European Union taxpayers’ money was “entirely legitimate and within the rules” as a Liberal Democrat said he would seek an official investigation into claims it may have breached Brussels regulations. 319 more words