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Alan Sked: Farage a “dim, racist, alcoholic”

In the first of our interviews probing Nigel Farage and UKIP, the party’s founder Prof Alan Sked tells Paul Nizinskyj about their first meeting, Farage’s poor grammar and why he isn’t surprised Putin’s his pin up. “Putin is clearly a nasty piece of work and Nigel probably identifies with that,” says Prof Alan Sked, London School of Economics professor and, many moons ago, founder of the UK Independence Party. Caring for his mother in the Scottish Highlands, he didn’t see Nick and Nige’s debates but says he wasn’t at all surprised Farage held up Russian President Vladimir Putin as a…

Nigel Adams: King Coal isn’t dead

Selby & Ainsty MP Nigel Adams talks to Paul Nizinskyj about falling unemployment, Nigel Farage’s real motives and why coal should make a comeback. There are an abundance of myths about Britain’s coal industry, most of which have about as much credibility as the Iroquois myth that North America grew out of the back of…

John Redwood: There is only grey

Ahead of our panel event on public service reform on Tuesday, Paul Nizinskyj speaks to John Redwood MP about the tangled web of public and private delivery in the UK, why fuel bills are high and that EU referendum. You never get a straight answer with John Redwood. It isn’t because he’s evasive or pushing…

Viscount Ridley: I’m not enough of a party animal for the Commons

Hereditary peer, classical liberal and climate realist, Paul Nizinskyj speaks to Matt Ridley, 5th Viscount Ridley, about Tony Benn, eurocrats and the future of the House of Lords. I should probably declare an interest here. As well as being a member of Parliament Street I also wear hats for Conservatives for Liberty and the Friends…

Dan Hannan: Britain is as European as Australia is Asian

Fresh from his speech at CPAC ’14 in Washington DC, Daniel Hannan speaks from the Capitol to Paul Nizinskyj about the culmination of his Anglosphere tour. It’s hard to think of a serving British politician who commands as much respect in the United States as Dan Hannan – at least among conservatives. From his ‘devalued prime…

Peter Hitchens: When will they ever learn?

With the crisis in Ukraine escalating ever more towards a renewed Cold War – perhaps even a hot one – between Russia and the United States, Peter Hitchens is getting very depressed. Paul Nizinskyj spoke to him to find out why. “It’s worse than I feared, seeing what’s going on in the Crimea,” Peter sighs. “I…