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  • Britain is ‘lighting a fire’ under the European Union, says Philip Hammond

    10/17/2014 9:33:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:00PM BST 17 Oct 2014 | Matthew Holehouse
    Britain is “lighting a fire under the European Union” by holding an in-out referendum on membership, Philip Hammond said today, as the Bill to give the public a vote cleared its first crucial hurdle in the House of Commons. The Foreign Secretary said setting in law a referendum on EU membership would force Brussels to grant Britain “meaty and substantial” reforms. The Private Members Bill, sponsored by Bob Neill, a former minister and vice-chairman of the Conservative Party, yesterday sailed through its second reading of the Commons by 293 to 0, and will now face further scrutiny. […] David Cameron...
  • EU parliament’s euro-skeptic bloc collapses

    10/16/2014 7:29:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 16.10.2014 | ipj/es (AFP, Reuters, dpa)
    A Euro-skeptic bloc within the European Parliament has collapsed. A Latvian member has pulled out of the group, breaching an EU rule that at least seven countries must be represented in a parliamentary faction. […] The exit also prompted European Parliament President Martin Schulz to postpone the assembly’s decision over this year’s Sacharov human rights prize until Tuesday next week. Nominees include Ukraine’s pro-EU Maidan protesters. […] There was a celebratory response from the main center-right European People’s Party (EPP) faction in the parliament, which alternates its sittings between Brussels and Strasbourg. “First defeat for euro-skeptics!” the EPP responded in...
  • Anti-EU UKIP demands early ‘Brexit’ vote as poll shows support surging

    10/13/2014 10:33:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:43pm BST | Andrew Osborn
    Britain’s anti-EU UK Independence Party said on Sunday it would use its growing success to try to secure an early referendum on leaving the European Union, after its support hit a record high of 25 percent in an opinion poll. The poll, published days after UKIP won its first elected seat in Britain’s parliament at the expense of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party, suggested it could pick up more seats than previously thought in a national election in May. UKIP favors a British exit from the European Union, known as a “Brexit”, and tighter immigration controls. It has shaken...
  • UKIP's Nigel Farage invited on leaders' TV debate

    10/13/2014 2:21:03 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 7 replies
    UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has been invited to take part in a TV debate with David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg ahead of next year's general election. The BBC, ITV, Sky and Channel 4 have announced plans to hold three debates. One would involve a head-to-head debate between just the Conservative and Labour leaders, and another would include the Liberal Democrat leader. The other debate would involve all three leaders plus Mr Farage.
  • Nigel Farage: Ban migrants with HIV from entering Britain

    10/12/2014 5:42:05 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 17 replies
    Migrants with HIV should be barred from entering Britain, Ukip leader Nigel Farage has said. Mr Farage said he wanted to control the ‘quality’ of immigration into Britain and said this should include the health of immigrants. Mr Farage told Newsweek Europe it was wrong that the ‘chances of admission’ of highly qualified engineers from India were limited. “Ukip want to control the quantity and quality of people who come,” Mr Farage said. He referred to the case of convicted killer Arnis Zalkalns, suspected of murdering schoolgirl Alice Gross. “It’s simple. That Latvian convicted murdered shouldn’t have been allowed here.”
  • UKIP Could Win Over 100 Seats Say Experts

    10/11/2014 7:17:46 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 49 replies
    Sky News (UK) ^ | 10/11/2014 | Sky News Staff
    Support for UKIP has surged to 25% in the polls and the party could win a remarkable 128 MPs in a general election, experts have claimed. A Survation poll for the Mail on Sunday found a repeat of the Clacton by-election result next May would see the Conservatives lose 100 seats and Ed Miliband at No 10. Labour and the Tories are both on 31% while the Liberal Democrats are on 8%, according to the research for the newspaper. Experts suggest that the ratings would give Labour 253 MPs, Conservatives 187, UKIP 128, Lib Dems 11, and other parties, such...
  • UKIP: From ‘clowns’ to contenders

    10/10/2014 3:27:50 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09 October 2014 | Catherine Boyle
    Just last year, Conservative Party grandee Kenneth Clarke described them as a "collection of clowns" – yet now they represent the greatest electoral challenge to the three main U.K. political parties for decades. The U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) - the closest the U.K. has to the U.S. tea party - has emerged from the fringes to the limelight, winning its first seat in the U.K. parliament in a by-election on Thursday. Referendum on EU membership UKIP member of European Parliament (MEP) Patrick O'Flynn wrote that if UKIP's candidate comes "a good second" in Heywood and Middleton, "my party will have...
  • Clacton and Heywood & Middleton by-election results live

    10/10/2014 5:13:51 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    BBCNews ^ | 10/10/14 | BBC
    .....11:55 Brian Stimpson, who has lived in Clacton since 1948 tells the BBC: "The result is fantastic. I was at the town hall last night till 4am. I was always a Tory voter but I'm not any more. This country needs a change. We are in a mess. We've got to get out of the EU. The future doesn't look too bright unless there is a dramatic change-and UKIP offers that."... 11:49 Mr. Straw acknowledges the last Labour government made a "mistake" when it failed in 2003 and 2004 to put in place transitional controls for immigrants from countries that...
  • Earthquake 4.0: UKIP Wins First Westminster Seat with Landslide Carswell Victory

    10/09/2014 8:33:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | October 9, 2014 | Raheem Kassam
    CLACTON-UPON-SEA, United Kingdom -- The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) tonight took its first elected seat in the House of Commons following Douglas Carswell's stunning defection and by-election in the Essex seat of Clacton-Upon-Sea. Shortly after the Heywood and Middleton by election result - a vote hosted on the same day in the north of England - UKIP cruised to victory with a total of 60 percent against the Conservative Party's 25 percent. For Prime Minister David Cameron and his party the result is a hammer blow, though not an unexpected one. On today, the PM's birthday, the Tories got...
  • UKIP gains first elected MP with Clacton win

    10/09/2014 8:00:49 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/09/2014 | BBC News
    n his acceptance speech Mr Carswell, who gained 21,113 votes (59.75%) on a 44% swing from the Conservatives, said: "I resigned from parliament to face this election because I answer first, foremost and last to you. You are my boss. I will not let you down. "To my new party I offer these thoughts: humility when we win, modesty when we are proved right. If we speak with passion, let it always be tempered by compassion. "We must be a party for all Britain and all Britons: first and second generation as much as every other. Our strength must lie...
  • elections that make a differnce today in england

    10/09/2014 5:14:24 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    10/9/14 | Self
    The three established political parties of the United Kingdom announced their support for tax cuts at their recent conferences. But it was the United Kingdom Independence Party and its leader Nigel Farage who announced support for tax cuts before the big three parties. This turn of events showed just how scared the established parties are, willing to say anything to stop the party that beat all of them in the European Parliament elections earlier this year with 27 percent of the popular vote. Today there are by-elections for two seats in the House of Commons. One of the seats is...
  • Hard Left Tries to Assault Farage

    09/30/2014 12:12:35 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 9 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 30 September 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    They don't assault - unless prevented by the police - only the English Defence League (EDL) now. The extreme Leftists have been attacking even the moderate UKIP, showing that nothing short of Leninism satisfies them. Two days ago, UKIP leader Nigel Farage was in Rochester, Kent, with the new candidate for UKIP in the upcoming by-election in the constituency of Rochester and Strood, Mark Reckless - who defected from the Conservatives to Farage's party on the last day of UKIP's conference - for a day of campaigning in the constituency. Reckless will resign his Rochester seat as a Tory...
  • [Nigel] Farage speaks at UKIP national conference

    09/28/2014 7:52:33 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 26 September 2014
    Video 54:34
  • Mark Reckless defects to UKIP from Tories

    09/27/2014 8:24:35 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 33 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/27/2014 | BBC
    Tory MP Mark Reckless has said he is leaving his his party to join UKIP, announcing his decision on the eve of the Conservatives' conference. The Rochester and Strood MP told the UKIP conference he had resigned as an MP, triggering a by-election..... He is the second Tory MP to defect to UKIP after Clacton MP Douglas Carswell did the same in August. Mr. Reckless will seek re-election in his constituency for UKIP...... Mr. Reckless said the Conservative leadership was "part of the problem that is holding our country back." Criticising the three main parties, he said: "People feel ignored,...
  • British Labour Party Bias is Appalling

    09/24/2014 7:51:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/24/14 | Barry Shaw
    If Miliband wants peace let him task his Labour Friends of Palestine to produce a reformed, pragmatic Hamas. Persuade Fatah-led Palestinian Authority to recognize the right of the Jewish people to live in peace in the Land of Israel Statements made by Ed Miliband and his Shadow Foreign Minister, Douglas Alexander at the Labour Party Conference on Monday, September 22, were appalling for their one-sided bias against Israel. Although they paid lip service to a condemnation of “Hamas rockets and the terrorization of civilian populations” the only use of the word “illegal” was in reference to Israeli building, and the...
  • Juncker rejects UK push for independent scrutiny of EU laws

    09/27/2014 7:41:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 09/26/2014 11:39 | James Crisp
    The new European Commission has rejected the UK Government’s call to set up an independent body to scrutinize EU regulation and impact assessments before and after legislative proposals are adopted by the executive. Jean-Claude Juncker’s spokeswoman, Natasha Bertaud, told EurActiv that impact assessments would remain an internal matter before proposals were adopted. Frans Timmermans, Juncker’s choice for the new post of vice president in charge of better regulation, would ensure their quality, she said, after pointing to EU treaties governing Commission procedures. Currently, research on the impact of regulation is looked over by an internal Commission department. It is then...
  • Tory MP Mark Reckless joins UKIP

    09/27/2014 7:26:59 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 32 replies
    Conservative MP Mark Reckless has announced that he is joining UKIP. The Rochester and Strood MP told the UKIP conference, in Doncaster, that he has resigned as an MP, triggering a by-election in the constituency. Delegates started to spontaneously chant "UKIP, UKIP" when Mr Reckless announced his decision to defect, which he said was not easy. The move comes just weeks after Clacton MP Douglas Carswell defected from the Conservatives to join UKIP.
  • Tory MP Mark Reckless defects to Ukip

    09/27/2014 6:54:13 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    ITV ^ | One Minute Ago
    Conservative MP for Rochester and Strood Mark Reckless is joining Ukip. Developing
  • Parliament recalled over air strikes on Islamic State in Iraq

    09/24/2014 12:57:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 24, 2014
    Parliament is to be recalled on Friday to discuss the UK's possible involvement in air strikes against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq. Prime Minister David Cameron said MPs should respond to the Iraqi government's request for help. He added that the UK "should not turn away from what needs to be done". The Liberal Democrats are backing air strikes in Iraq and Labour leader Ed Miliband has confirmed his support, saying the UK cannot "opt out". Meanwhile, the Foreign Office has said it is "aware" of reports that a British national has died in Syria, but it has "no further...
  • Nigel Farage Speaks at Garden Event

    09/14/2014 7:34:58 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 09 September 2014
    Nigel Farage speech 19:28
  • EU Dismantles Its Climate Commission Amid Economic Struggles

    09/13/2014 8:30:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/12/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    European Union leaders announced they will be consolidating energy and environmental goals under a new commissioner, effectively axing the intergovernmental groups’ climate arm as green policies are making it harder for citizens to pay their power bills. Former Spanish agriculture and environment minister Miguel Arias Canete was tapped by the EU Commission to take over a consolidated energy and climate office. Canete will be replacing Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard and Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger in what is seen as a huge blow to Europe’s global warming efforts.
  • [UKIP's Farage:] Scots won’t get independence from a Yes vote

    09/13/2014 11:05:05 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | September 11, 2014 | Nigel Farage
    In a week's time, Scotland will not hold a referendum... The year, carefully chosen by Mr Salmond, celebrates the one unequivocal Scottish victory in the long antagonism between the two nations, at Bannockburn in 1314... The Scots have no way of keeping a UK link while extending the powers of the Scottish Parliament... The hoodlums who sought to break up my meetings and confined me to a pub told me to go back to England... Their position is merely the extreme end of Mr Salmond's. ...if they vote "yes" next week, they will not get independence. Rather, they are voting...
  • UKIP Leader Nigel Farage Slams EU, Piers Morgan, and Admits 'I'm Flawed'

    09/07/2014 12:10:20 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 15 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C., United States – UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage was in studio with radio show host Laura Ingraham this week to discuss the rise of UKIP, America's political establishment, Vladimir Putin, and even Piers Morgan. On the possibility of Jeb Bush running in the 2016 presidential election race, Mr Farage said: "He represents the Establishment. He represents more of the same. He represents the kind of Republican following of Romney... Democrats have an advantage here with the changing population, so for the Republicans to win they need someone who is actually going to inspire people, and I’m not...
  • If Dave and his pals are our 'clever elite' why does Nigel make them look so stupid (GOP MUST READ)

    09/07/2014 5:02:44 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 25 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 8/30/2014 | Peter Hitchens
    The only interesting things about Douglas Carswell's swtich from the Tory Party to Ukip are that it took him so long and that he has acted alone. Any thinking person has been able to see for years that the Tory Party hates conservatives. It is a roadblock, not a road, championing the elite against the people. It is kept in being only by the BBC and various dodgy billionaires, who provide it with airtime and money out of all proportion to its real support. It has no actual aims except office at all costs. It was no actual policies either,...
  • Nigel Farage on Fox News' Hannity Show

    09/03/2014 3:02:17 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 18 replies
    NEW YORK CITY, New York, United States – UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage appeared on the popular Hannity programme on Fox News tonight, discussing UK sovereignty, ISIS, David Cameron, and Islamist radicalisation. Farage, who was stopped and praised numerous times in the street whilst walking to the Fox News studio in Manhattan, said that prisons and schools were hotbeds of radicalisation in the UK, and reflected on how Britain has been "too weak" on Islamism in recent years.
  • Did anyone listen to Prime Minster Cameron's Speech to the UK House of Commons?

    09/01/2014 7:58:00 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 55 replies
    01 Sept 2014 | US Navy Vet
    If you did what did you think?
  • Labour group leader ousted by UKIP in Solihull

    05/23/2014 3:46:23 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    With seven results in at Solihull, Ukip has taken the Kingshurst & Fordbridge ward from Labour, unseating the party's group leader, David Jamieson - a former MP who once served as parliamentary under-secretary for transport in Tony Blair's government.
  • Tories face Ukip thrashing in Clacton by-election

    08/31/2014 10:19:37 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Politics.co.UK ^ | Sunday, 31 August 2014 8:23 AM | Alex Stevenson 
    David Cameron faces his biggest by-election defeat yet at the hands of Ukip defector Douglas Carswell in Clacton. The first poll of the constituency, which handed ex-Tory MP Carswell 53% of the vote in 2010, predicted he would be returned as Ukip's first elected candidate in Westminster with eye-watering support of 64%. The Conservatives are trailing an enormous 44% behind on 20%, with Labour on 13%. Survation's poll for the Mail on Sunday newspaper is a disaster for the Tories, who had made clear they planned to fight the seat vigorously following Carswell's shock defection on Thursday.
  • David Cameron may be about to call time on the coalition’s civil libertarian stance

    08/30/2014 2:31:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Spectator UK ^ | August 29, 2014 | Isabel Hardman
    It was not so much the announcements that David Cameron made in his press conference about the terror threat to the UK that were significant, but what he looks like he’s going to have to announce on Monday. The Prime Minister confirmed that the threat level to the UK has been raised from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe’. But he also said that on Monday he will be unveiling new measures to address ‘gaps’ in the UK’s ‘armoury’: [SNIP] Those gaps won’t just cover passports, though. Labour is calling on the government to look again at its decision to scrap control orders....
  • Cameron faces Ukip by-election bloodbath!

    08/30/2014 6:07:15 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 86 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 8/30/2014 | Simon Walters
    Ukip are set to win their first Commons seat with a landslide 64 per cent of the vote following the biggest swing in modern political history. Turncoat MP Douglas Carswell is set to humiliate David Cameron at the Clacton by-election sparked by his defection, a Survation poll for The Mail on Sunday has revealed. The figures – the first test of public opinion since the politician rocked Westminster by defecting to Nigel Farage’s party – predict a record 48 point swing towards Ukip.
  • Tory MP Carswell switches to UKIP

    08/28/2014 3:15:41 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 7 replies
    Tory MP Douglas Carswell has defected to the UK Independence Party saying he wants to "shake-up" the cosy Westminster "clique". The maverick Eurosceptic backbencher unveiled his surprise announcement at a press conference in central London. More to follow.
  • Why the Tories have picked the wrong man to take on Farage

    08/16/2014 8:40:35 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    New Statesman ^ | August 15, 2014 | George Eaton
    Rather than choosing a former Ukip leader as their candidate in South Thanet, the party should have selected a liberal figure capable of winning tactical votes. With a whimper, rather than a bang, Nigel Farage has confirmed that he is standing for selection as Ukip's candidate in South Thanet. Farage finished fourth when he stood in the Tory-held seat in 2005, and only managed third place when he ran in John Bercow's Buckingham constituency in 2010, but he is right to believe he can improve on both of these performances. A recent Lord Ashcroft poll put Ukip in first place...
  • Benefits Britain Star With Hitler and Ku Klux Klan Tattoos Insists: 'I'm Not Racist'

    07/12/2014 1:58:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Mirror ^ | Jul 11, 2014 | Richard Hartley-Parkinson
    Gordon Higinbotham, who appeared on Channel 5's Benefits Britain: Life on the Dole, says he is afraid to leave his houseIt can be hard to have sympathy for someone with 15 neo-Nazi tattoos on their body. So consider Gordon Higinbotham's plight after he appeared on Benefits Britain: Life on the Dole on Channel 5. He says he is now afraid to leave his house because of death threats and has issued a public apology to the people of Hull. Higinbotham takes exception at people calling him racist because of his Hitler and Ku Klux Klan tattoos, which he was inspired...
  • What’s Next for Britain?

    06/17/2014 1:31:00 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 1 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 June 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    First published on FrontPage Magazine. By Enza Ferreri After an earthquake, we gather the pieces hurled and scattered all over the place by the magnitude of the event, we put them together and reconstruct. The big question in British politics is who is going to win the 2015 General Elections for the British Parliament, which will produce the majority to form the new government. The local and European elections have been much anticipated before and analysed at length afterwards because they are supposed to give an idea of the next occupant of 10 Downing Street, the British Prime Minister’s...
  • "Earthquake" in the UK

    06/16/2014 11:26:58 AM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 6 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 16 June 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    First published on FrontPage Magazine. By Enza Ferreri "An earthquake" is how the United Kingdom Indepence Party (UKIP) called what happened Thursday 22 May, when all Britain voted to elect its share of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and various parts of the country voted to elect local councils. While the results of the Euro Elections were not announced until Sunday to wait for the results of the whole European Union, where some countries voted later, the local elections results were known immediately, and were pretty much as Nigel Farage, the UKIP leader, described them: an earthquake. In...
  • 5 Star Movement members overwhelmingly vote to join UKIP in EFD Group

    06/12/2014 7:51:46 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 7 replies
    UKIP.Org ^ | 6/12/2014 | Ukip staff writer
    Responding to overwhelming vote from 5 Star Movement members to join UKIP in the Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group in the European Parliament, UKIP leader Nigel Farage said: “I am extremely pleased with this result. I look forward to working with 5 Star Movement very much to provide a genuine voice of opposition in the European Parliament. This gives a great confidence boost to those other delegation members who are coming to sign up to our common Group next week. This feeds into a process of solidifying what should be a big group. We will be the peoples’ voice....
  • While we turn a blind eye to Islamists, our children suffer (England finally waking up?)

    06/07/2014 2:01:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | June 6, 2014 | Charles Moore, authorised biographer of Margaret Thatcher
    Politicians are so busy squabbling over extremism that they are failing to tackle it. Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, the Home Office website published a letter from the Home Secretary, Theresa May, to the Education Secretary, Michael Gove. In it, Mrs May asked some rude questions about why his department had not acted earlier to investigate accusations of Islamist infiltration of schools in Birmingham. This was heat-of-the-night stuff. One government department is not supposed to publish its attacks on another. The error was tacitly acknowledged: on Thursday afternoon, the letter was taken down from the website. As has been reported,...
  • The relief of Newark (Ukip falls flat in UK election)

    06/06/2014 12:34:24 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 21 replies
    The Economist ^ | 6/6/14 | Bagehot
    IN THE end, there was no big upset. Despite a surge of support for their nemesis, the UK Independence Party (UKIP), the Conservatives won the Newark by-election on June 5th with ease. This was in a sense historic—the prosperous south Nottinghamshire constituency has now given the Tories their first by-election victory while in office since 1989. But it will have done little, for all that, to quell Tory nerves set jangling by UKIP’s rise. The Tory candidate in Newark, Robert Jenrick, won with a robust majority of 7,000 votes, despite the hostile circumstances in which the election was held. It...
  • Conservatives win Newark by-election amid UKIP challenge

    06/06/2014 12:26:50 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/6/2014 | BBC
    The Conservatives have won the Newark by-election, retaining the seat with a majority of more than 7,000. Candidate Robert Jenrick polled 17,431 votes, beating UKIP's Roger Helmer, who finished second with 10,028 votes. Labour's Michael Payne came in third with 6,842 votes but it was a disastrous result for the Lib Dems, who were beaten into sixth place. Candidate David Watts finished sixth behind an Independent and the Green Party, losing his deposit in the process. The Lib Dems 1,004 votes represents their worst performance in a post-war English by-election. Opinion polls had suggested the Tories would hold on to...
  • UKIP IN THE RACE FOR VICTORY IN SPECIAL ELECTION TODAY

    06/05/2014 1:46:56 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    6/5/2014 | Self
    There's a "by-election" today in England for one of the 650 seats in the House of Commons. The election comes just two weeks after the earthquake vote that gave the United Kingdom Independence Party a first place finish for seats in the European Parliament. UKIP candidate Roger Helmer is seen as a contender for victory for the Newark seat in the East Midlands (Nottinghamshire). UKIP picked up 34 percent of the popular vote for a first place finish in the East Midlands for the EU elections. Its been a frantic two weeks in British politics with a row over the...
  • The Democratic Deficit: Europeans Vote, Merkel Decides

    06/02/2014 12:55:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | June 02, 2014 – 05:44 PM | (Spiegel staff)
    Before the European Parliament election last month, voters were told the poll would also determine the next Commission president. In a silent putsch against the electorate, Angela Merkel is now impeding the process. She fears a loss of power and Britain’s EU exit. […] … Merkel had hardly begun her speech last Friday before she got right to the point. With her hands set on the podium in front of her in the Regensburg University auditorium, she said: “I am engaging in all discussions in the spirit that Jean-Claude Juncker should become president of the European Commission.” German news agency...
  • UKIP vote in European elections no flash in pan according to new poll

    05/31/2014 9:42:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:00PM BST 30 May 2014 | James Kirkup
    The vast majority of the four million people who voted for the UK Independence Party in the European elections will make the same choice at the general election, a new poll predicts today. The poll by ComRes suggests that 86 percent of people who voted for Nigel Farage’s party will do so again next year. More than 4.3  million people voted for UKIP in the European elections, giving the party its first national victory. The Conservatives came third, suggesting many of their previous supporters had defected to UKIP. Several Cabinet ministers have publicly said that many UKIP voters are merely...
  • Cameron's Conservatives Flirt With EU hard-right to Block UKIP's EU Funding

    05/30/2014 10:28:48 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 15 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 28 May 2014 | M.E. Synon
    Conservative Party Leader David Cameron is trying to sabotage UKIP’s influence at the European Parliament, just days after trying to appear sympathetic to euroscepticism by telling the British people that their message at the polls was “received and understood.” Instead of accepting UKIP's victory, Cameron has started a drive to cut off the legs of “the people’s army” in Brussels and Strasbourg. He has assigned Conservative Party fixers to do deals with hard-right and populist parties which, until now, the Conservatives claimed were “unacceptable.” The Tories are trying to stop Nigel Farage from forming a political group in the parliament...
  • Anti-EU Parties Soar in "Political Earthquake" Elections

    05/26/2014 7:01:03 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 78 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 May 2014 | Alex Newman
    In elections to the European "Parliament," political parties opposed to the ongoing EU takeover made massive gains. Anti-EU Parties Soar in "Political Earthquake" Elections The New American 26 May 2014 With European Union bosses working overtime to finish crushing what remains of national sovereignty and self-government in Europe, the public across much of the bloc appears to have had enough. In elections to the European “Parliament” — not a true legislative body in the traditionally understood sense of the word, but the only elected outfit in Brussels nonetheless — political parties opposed to the ongoing EU takeover made massive...
  • UKIP surge in early euro election results

    05/25/2014 2:39:53 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 37 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/25/2014 | BBC News
    UKIP appears to be on course to top the poll in the European elections, with the first results starting to come in.....
  • Farage hails UKIP triumph as Labour and the Tories are humiliated

    05/25/2014 5:11:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5/25/2014 | MATT CHORLEY, MAILONLINE POLITICAL EDITOR
    Nigel Farage tonight claimed victory in the European elections, becoming the first 'insurgent party' to top a national vote. With results still being declared, Mr Farage broke cover to predict he will humiliate the Westminster parties, pushing Labour and the Tories into second and third. Support for Ukip has surged by more than 12 per cent, outstripping a more modest boost in votes for Labour, while the Lib Dems faced near-wipeout, with some calling for Nick Clegg to resign. Mr Farage said: 'Ukip is going to win this election and yes that will be an earthquake because never before in...
  • European Elections: UKIP Top British Polls

    05/25/2014 5:36:41 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 58 replies
    Sky News ^ | 26 May 2014 | staff
    UKIP have topped the European polls in the UK, with the Labour Party vying with the Conservatives for second place. Sources from the other main parties have conceded Nigel Farage's party will win, with the leader hailing an "earthquake" in British politics. It will be the first time a party other than the Conservatives or Labour has topped a nationwide poll for the first time in 108 years.
  • Election Results: European Parliament Elections In Uk (Ukip In First Place?)

    05/25/2014 9:21:09 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 57 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/25/2014 | BBC
    The election results for the European Parliament will start coming in at 5pm Eastern Time (22:00 British Summer Time). Many voters all over Europe are making their choices today, in the UK the voting was on Thursday. Polling shows the United Kingdom Independence Party at about 30 percent popular support in spite of an intense campaign to discredit it by the major parties and the media. Everything from the race card to the employment of UKIP leader Nigel Farage's wife as his secretary has been thrown on the wall in hopes of something sticking. The immigration police just happened to...
  • 'We were WRONG, we are SORRY' Senior Labour MP pens open letter to Ukip voters

    05/25/2014 9:50:45 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | 5-25-2014 | Owen Bennett
    ONE of Labour's most senior figures has written an open letter to Ukip supporters today, apologising for the party's previous views on immigration concerns and urging them to "keep an open mind". Shadow Justice Minister Sadiq Khan concedes Labour has been "too quick to dismiss concerns about immigration, or even worse - accused people of prejudice" in the letter, which was sent exclusively to Express.co.uk. Mr Khan lists a range of policies designed to entice former Labour voters thinking of voting for Ukip back to his party. The letter comes just days after Ukip saw its number of councillors across...
  • British elections dismay establishment leftists: Voters turning conservative all over Europe

    05/24/2014 11:01:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/24/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    All over Europe, voters are turning in a conservative direction, and against the autocratic European Union and its big government enablers. New York Times reporters Steven Erlanger and Stephen Castle write a dripping-with-disdain account of local election results in the UK, which will be followed tomorrow by results for the European Parliament. To them, conservatgives are “right wingers” or “far-right” and those who object to EU takeover of sovereignty are “anti-Europe.” Voters in Britain sent a forceful message of discontent to established political parties on Friday, as returns from local elections showed an even stronger following than expected for the...