iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Nigel Farage

Listen now 13 mins

Listen in pop-out player

Nigel Farage

Duration:
13 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 01 December 2012

The UK Independence Party has been in the news a lot lately: two of its supporters in Rotherham had their foster children taken away from them because of their UKIP affiliation; Conservative Party deputy chairman Michael Fabricant suggested the Tories might be wise to enter into a pact with UKIP at the 2015 general election; and rumours surfaced of a possible defection of several Conservative MPs to the anti-EU party. And then, of course, there were three Westminster by-elections in which UKIP rattled the main parties. This week, Rosie Goldsmith profiles UKIP's leader Nigel Farage.

  • Grant Shapps

    Which punk rock legend is the Tory party co-chairman related to?

  • Umberto Bossi

    Profile takes a look at the firebrand of Italian politics, Umberto Bossi.

  • Marine le Pen

    The right-wing politician and leader of France's third biggest party, the Front National.

  • Mark Serwotka

    General Secretary of the PCS and, say critics, member of the left-wing awkward squad.

Broadcasts

The Best of Profile

Profile

Find out more about the people making the news headlines

Podcast

  1. Image for Profile

    Profile

    Series of profiles of people who are currently making headlines. Broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss