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by Owen Bennett (Biteback, £12.99)bib2

One of my first assignments for Prospect took me to Portsmouth Guildhall for a rally led by a roaring Nigel Farage. I had no idea what was going on, beyond one overriding impression: what I was witnessing was definitely “news.”

Owen Bennett’s book, in which the former Daily Express reporter details two years spent alternately hounding and fraternising with the UK Independence Party and its leader, explains how I got that impression.

If you ever wondered why Farage’s “people’s army” get the column inches they do, this book will tell you. “Farage…

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