Alan Sked, Professor of International History, discusses founding Ukip and his battle with Nigel Farage.
Professor Sked formed the UK Independence Party in 1993 as a tolerant, liberal movement, backing Britain's withdrawal from the EU. He tried to eject right-winger Nigel Farage from the party but resigned the leadership shortly after the 1997 general election.
He is the fifth LSE academic to take part in the new weekly series of short, to-the-point video debates from LSE’s Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) on key issues affecting the world today. Conor Gearty, director of the IPA and professor of human rights law, subjects academics to a five-minute grilling to showcase the School's world class research and faculty.
To view the rest of the series:Gearty Grillings