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  • 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...
  • UKIP (UK "TEA PARTY") POISED FOR POSSIBLE FIRST PLACE FINISH IN EU PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS

    05/24/2014 5:26:18 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 32 replies
    5/24/2014 | Self
    The pundits of England, like the BBC's Nick Robinson for example, have acknowledged an "earthquake" in the election results for local councils showing a big surge for the United Kingdom Independence Party. But then they move on to say that UKIP is not going to control any of the councils, only got 17 percent of the popular vote while the Conservatives and Labour got more. It reminds me of what a Democrat might have said in Texas in the mid-1960's. "The Republicans might have elected John Tower to the Senate, but we still control the Governor's office, the Lieutenant Governor's...
  • 'The Ukip fox is in the Westminster hen house' :Jubilant Farage taunts Cameron

    05/23/2014 7:26:59 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 44 replies
    Nigel Farage today declared that Ukip is ‘re-writing political history’ after making in-roads into Labour, Tory and Lib Dem heartlands. With half of local election results declared, Ukip has won more than 100 seats, costing all the main parties overall control of town halls across the country. David Cameron rejected calls from Tory MPs to strike an electoral pact with Ukip, as Nick Clegg refused to resign after seeing the Lib Dems ousted from flagship councils. But Ed Miliband came under the greatest pressure, with Labour MPs lining up to warn his ‘unprofessional’ and ‘weird’ campaign had failed to connect...
  • Early Local Election Results Show UKIP Gains

    05/22/2014 9:02:35 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 41 replies
    sky.com ^ | 23 May 2014 | SKY NEWS
    UKIP has gained council seats from all the main parties, the latest local election results show. UKIP's performance held Labour back from making the gains many expected, and weakened the party's grip on its traditional northern heartlands. The Conservatives have also lost seats to the anti-EU party and the Liberal Democrats continue to be punished by voters. According to the latest Sky News projection, the results so far would give a hung parliament at the 2015 General Election.
  • Ukip’s Farage on course for poll breakthrough

    05/22/2014 7:58:23 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 13 replies
    Financial Times (UK) ^ | : May 23, 2014 2:19 am (GMT) | By George Parker and Kiran Stacey
    Nigel Farage was heading for a breakthrough in local and European elections on Thursday, as early results suggested that the UK Independence party leader’s prediction of a political “earthquake” might be borne out. Mr Farage was hopeful that Ukip would win the European elections, the party’s first victory in a nationwide poll, leaving big questions for the leaders of each of the three traditional parties over how they deal with the populist insurgency. Ukip delivers blow to Labour in the north Angry voters turn to anti-politics of Ukip Mainstream braced for Farage In depth European elections 2014 Cameron to mount...
  • Despite flak, polls show UKIP on track to top Europe vote

    05/22/2014 1:59:39 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 24 replies
    (Reuters) - The UKIP party will likely top European elections on Thursday or come a close second, according to opinion polls that suggest a barrage of criticism accusing it of racial slurs and bigotry has failed to put off voters. All three of Britain's three main political parties have strongly criticised the UK Independence Party (UKIP), which wants Britain to leave the European Union and to impose much tougher immigration controls, prompting the party to take out an advert in a national newspaper to assert that it is not racist.
  • Marine Le Pen on Muslims and Nigel Farage

    05/14/2014 8:59:58 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 19. apr. 2014 | BBC
    Marine Le Pen puts Laura Kuenssberg from BBC Newsnight in her box. The typically agenda riven bias was well in evidence here when Kuenssberg tried to get Le Pen to say that UKIP and the FN were fellow travellers. I found Ms Le Pen very adept at keeping control of the interview in not allowing herself to be pigeon holed by this BBC lackey. I admired the way that she admonished Kuenssberg for being more interested in her own questions rather than Ms Le Pens answers, a typical BBC Journalist problem unless they are interviewing someone from the left, the...
  • What the Tea Party can learn from UKIP

    05/14/2014 3:21:23 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    lauraingraham.com ^ | Laura Ingraham
    Look out, European Elites: the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) led by Nigel Farage, whose main focus is to force Britain out of the European Union, is riding high ahead of the May 22 EU Parliamentary vote. Watch one of the most powerful political videos I have seen in ages, which was launched last month by UKIP. The UKIP has been rallying support on many of the same issues that Tea Party and other traditional Reagan conservatives are concerned about in the U.S.—a declining middle class, stagnating wages, unrestricted immigration, an expanding dependency class, and affronts to national sovereignty.
  • UKIP Set For Comfortable Win In Euro Elections

    05/12/2014 2:34:28 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 37 replies
    UKIP is on course for a massive political upset with victory in the European elections in its sights, according to an exclusive Sky News/YouGov poll. The poll confirms that in recent weeks Nigel Farage's party has leaped ahead of Labour, with the Conservatives in third place and the Liberal Democrats lagging well behind. The poll, which was carried out last week, shows UKIP on 31%, while Labour has slipped back to its lowest YouGov showing in weeks on 25%. With both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats reasonably steady in the polls (the Sky News result shows Tories on 23%, Lib...
  • Bureaucratic supremacy, the U.S. and the European Union

    05/12/2014 7:55:44 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 12, 2014 | Dan Miller
    The United States have a bloated, unelected bureaucracy answerable only to unelected political appointees to whom they must "suck up" should they desire promotion and more power. It creates more laws (Federal regulations) than the Congress and then interprets them to its advantage.The Federal bureaucracy has grown more vigorously than Topsy. The notion probably had its American origins with Theodore Roosevelt's idea that a bureaucracy of experts could guide the legislative branch and those who administer our laws along proper paths. Not necessarily a bad idea but we now have -- instead of a bureaucracy of experts -- one intent upon "implementing" Federal legislation along lines helpful...
  • Nigel Farage: UKIP is not a racist party

    05/08/2014 4:03:25 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 15 replies
    The UK Independence Party "is not racist", leader Nigel Farage has told activists in central London. Mr Farage said a "handful" of its thousands of candidates had said "stupid or offensive" things, but "they never have, and they never will", represent the views of the party. He was speaking at an event designed to highlight UKIP's female, black and ethnic-minority candidates. The rally was disrupted several times by protesters accusing UKIP of racism. One UKIP candidate was suspended from the party on Saturday after describing Islam as "evil", and another resigned last week after after tweeting that comedian Lenny Henry...
  • MICKEY KAUS: AMERICA CAN HAVE ITS OWN UKIP

    05/06/2014 6:01:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 6,2014 | Mathew Boyle
    Columnist Mickey Kaus argued Monday that the United States of America can have its own populist right organization like the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) that has swept politics across the pond in London.
  • Farage: Get Ready to Take Down the Political Establishment

    05/03/2014 4:43:04 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 25 replies
    ST IVES, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UK –– An over-capacity crowd of around 650 people met UKIP leader Nigel Farage for the final town hall-style meeting of his pre-European Election tour of the United Kingdom. With UKIP swag plastered all over the Burgess Hall venue, Farage entered to rapturous applause, flanked by increased security following the assault on him earlier this week. Farage was speaking to the throngs of disaffected Brits, who have witnessed their livelihoods sacrificed for multiculturalism, big state-driven debt, and the transfer of sovereignty over their own lives from their local towns and villages to centralised governments in London and...
  • Farage: People Who Call UKIP Racist are 'Cretinous

    05/02/2014 4:52:24 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 6 replies
    Briethbart ^ | May 02 2014 | Nick Hallett
    UKIP leader Nigel Farage told a public meeting last night that people who describe his party as racist are "cretinous". Speaking to an audience of about 900 in Derby, he also accused the European Union of wanting to "homogenise" Europe, and hit back at critics of his party. The Derby Telegraph reports that Farage was greeted by about 50 far-left protesters outside the Riverside Centre in Derby. They chanted "Racist Nigel", but police reported no trouble as the UKIP leader entered the conference centre. Mr Farage made his visit hours after he was hit by an egg thrown by a...
  • Poll: UKIP Establishes 11 POINT Lead Over Labour in Latest EU Election Survey

    05/01/2014 7:57:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/30/14 | Raheem Kassam
    A new survey by the 80-year-old polling firm TNS-BRMB has given Nigel Farage's UK Independence Party a whopping nine point lead over the Labour Party, whereas ComRes data from today gives the party an 11 point lead, putting it in a firm first place for the European elections on May 22nd. The voting intentions of TNS-BRMB's latest poll shows Labour on 27 percent (-3), UKIP on 36 percent (+7), Conservatives on 18 percent (-3) and Liberal Democrats on 10 percent (+1). A voting preference of 'Other' command nine percent of the vote (-2). The ComRes poll shows that UKIP has...
  • Sarah Palin, Boris Johnson And How To Get Elected By Telling Good Jokes In The Internet Age

    05/01/2014 12:14:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 30, 2014 | David Nicholson
    Sarah Palin’s latest contribution to global political debate, saying of Islamic prisoners: “If I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptise terrorists”, left many of her allies astonished. Even by her own standards of shooting from the hip and a willingness to offend, this was new territory. She managed at once to outrage her Christian support base, liberals who abhor the use of torture and minorities throughout the land. Nevertheless, her comments were of a piece with her own clueless approach to international relations, claiming to see Russia from her home in Alaska, being unable...
  • Video of Paul Weston's Churchill Speech, Arrest, Interview

    04/30/2014 2:15:46 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 7 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 30 April 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    You can see the video by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above. Previous articles on the topicWinchester: Churchill Quotation Gets Liberty GB Leader Paul Weston ArrestedLiberty GB’s Paul Weston, Arrested in Winchester for Quoting Churchill, Could Face 2 Years in JailTranscript of the videoQ: Where exactly were you speaking, please? A: Winchester, which is in the county of Hampshire, and Hampshire is part of the South-East constituency for the European Union elections which I’m standing in. So I thought: “As it’s part of my constituency, I will go down and try and explain to these people, who do...
  • David Cameron threatens to resign without 2017 EU vote

    04/29/2014 11:48:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:40PM BST 28 Apr 2014 | Matthew Holehouse
    David Cameron has promised to quit as Prime Minister if he is unable to deliver an in-out referendum on the European Union by 2017. He promised he would not “barter away” the referendum in new coalition negotiations, as an angry Conservative activist told him the public do not believe he will deliver on his promise to give the British people a say on EU membership. There are fears the pledge could be blocked by the Liberal Democrats during coalition talks if the 2015 election produces another hung parliament. Nigel Farage, the UKIP leader, claims Mr. Cameron has no intention of...
  • Nigel Farage could become MP within weeks after Mercer quits

    04/29/2014 2:13:45 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 16 replies
    Nigel Farage could win a seat at Westminster within weeks after a disgraced Conservative backbencher quit the Commons and forced an unexpected by-election. In a significant blow to the Tories, Patrick Mercer stepped down as MP for Newark on Tuesday night, only days before he was due to be suspended from Parliament for six months. His decision comes after a joint investigation by The Telegraph and the BBC’s Panorama programme disclosed that Mr Mercer had tabled a series of parliamentary questions and put down a motion after accepting £4,000 from undercover reporters. David Cameron now faces the prospect of Mr...
  • “British Tea Party” UKIP could beat out the Conservatives, Labour, and the Lib Dems in EU elections

    04/28/2014 7:32:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    Though there are important differences in the the flavors of UKIP and the Tea Party in the US, both groups represent a pro market, pro entrepreneur, deeply middle class, anti centralized government, and anti-establishment perspective. Both represent a reemergence of classical liberalism (with exceptions on both sides) on a large scale.
  • Ukip surges into lead in European election contest: Poll gives Nigel Farage's party 31% support

    04/27/2014 10:08:03 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 39 replies
    Ukip has surged into the lead in the European election contest despite a bruising week of controversies, a poll revealed today. Nigel Farage's party recorded 31 per cent support in YouGov research for a Sunday newspaper, three points ahead of Labour, with the Tories languishing in third on 19 per cent. It is the first time the company has given Ukip an outright advantage in the race, with ballots due to be cast in less than a month.
  • I'm no UKIP supporter but Farage is a breath of fresh air

    04/26/2014 6:57:50 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies
    Whenever Tony Benn was asked a question you knew he was going to answer it. The same goes for Boris or Nigel. You might not agree with what they say, but at least they speak in English and not in some awful double-speak where you cannot begin to fathom what point they are trying to get across. I know it should be the principles and not the personalities that stand out but it is a lot easier to understand and to evaluate policies if they are advocated by someone who genuinely believes what they are saying and is able to...
  • ‘If Britain goes, Europe is lost’ (Alternative für Deutschland leader)

    04/23/2014 1:05:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 22 Apr 2014 17:31 GMT+02:00 | J. Arthur White
    Hans-Olaf Henkel speaks about when, not if, he will take his place in the European Parliament this spring. […] The former head of IBM Europe and one-time president of the German Federation of Industries is now the number two candidate on the list for the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party. […] He pointed to the British Conservatives as the AfD’s “preferred partner” in the European Parliament following the elections and rejected any cooperation with Nigel Farage’s UKIP. […] While certainly skeptical of the euro, the party is not “Europe-skeptic.” “We are a party advocating a more democratic but leaner Brussels,”...
  • EU lawmakers smooth way for class actions against cartels

    04/19/2014 1:17:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:18pm BST | Foo Yun Chee
    European lawmakers on Thursday eased the way for cartel victims to claim compensation from companies under new rules that also shield price-fixing whistleblowers from being the main target of million-euro lawsuits. The green light from the European Parliament came nine years after the European Commission broached the idea, seeing it as an additional tool, on top of fines, to deter companies from breaking antitrust laws. According to the Commission, only one in four cartels and antitrust infringements faced damages claims in the last seven years. Its 2010 estimate put the cost of unrecovered damages of infringements at over €20 billion...
  • Britain's Labor Party hires ex-Obama aide Axelrod to help in election

    04/19/2014 1:00:21 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    latimes.com ^ | April 18, 2014 | Henry Chu
    LONDON – Setting up an intriguing election battle, Britain’s opposition Labor Party announced Friday that it had hired President Obama’s chief campaign advisor to help the party return to power next year over the ruling Conservatives. The decision to recruit David Axelrod means that the 2015 British election will pit two of Obama’s strategists against each other. Working for the Conservatives is Jim Messina, who, like Axelrod, toiled on both of Obama’s presidential campaigns and who served as his deputy White House chief of staff during his first term. “David is used to tough fights, and he is going to...
  • KEENE: Familiar refrains from Britain’s ‘Tea Party’

    04/18/2014 8:25:35 AM PDT · by Siegfried X · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 04/17/2014 | David Keene
    Americans have the Tea Party, which isn’t a party at all, but British establishmentarians are worried about a similar movement that is an actual party. The UK Independence Party or UKIP (pronounced “u-kip”) could have real impact on the European Union elections next month. UKIP is made up mostly, though not exclusively, of former Tory voters who regard Prime Minister David Cameron and his allies as weak-kneed leaders, who neither listen to their base nor fight for the conservative values they profess. UKIP began as a home for British voters skeptical of the value of membership in the European Union...
  • Britain's Labour Leader Conscripts Obama Architect David Axelrod for 2015 Election

    04/18/2014 3:34:17 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/18/2014 | RAHEEM KASSAM
    Britain's Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has conscripted the services of American campaigns professional David Axelrod, otherwise known as the architect behind President Barack Obama's U.S. election victory in 2008. The appointment of Axelrod to the Labour team is the latest in a long line of foreign consultants brought in to try and help Ed Miliband's team on the run up to the UK General Election in May 2015. Axelrod follows in the footsteps of 69-year-old U.S. community organiser Arnie Graf, who embarrassed Labour by claiming he was working for them, rather than consulting for them, without a UK work...
  • Six ways conservatives on both sides of the pond can learn from each other (Barf, guv'ner!)

    04/15/2014 6:35:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Conservative Home ^ | April 15, 2014 | Ted Yarbrough
    America and Great Britain share a special relationship. We speak the same language, have a similar system of laws, have similar (quasi-)capitalist economic system and even often share a system of weights and measurements. As America is a former colony of the United Kingdom, we owe much to Great Britain. Nevertheless, some things we don’t get about each other. Generally, Americans don’t understand Britons’ reverence for monarchy, and Britons don’t understand Americans’ fascination with guns. Politically, our countries do some things right, and some wrong. I follow both countries’ politics closely and I thought I would offer some constructive criticism...
  • Huge poll boost for UKIP as a fifth of voters say they will back anti-Europe party in wake of…

    04/14/2014 2:03:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:47 EST, 13 April 2014 | Chris Pleasance and Gerri Peev
    The Conservatives could be pushed into third place at the European elections after the party’s poll ratings plunged in the wake of the Maria Miller expenses scandal. A poll has put the Tories on 23 percent, behind Labour (31 percent) and UKIP (28 percent) just days after the Culture Secretary was forced to resign in an expenses row. The Liberal Democrats were on a dismal 9 percent, according to analysis of recent polling by Professor Curtice of Strathclyde University. Levels of support for UKIP are now at a record high as they were the only party to gain popularity in...
  • David Cameron's religious adviser is descended from founders of the 'terrorist' Muslim Brotherhood

    04/09/2014 12:49:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 April 2014 | Martin Beckford
    PM facing embarrassment over links between adviser and Islamist group. Adviser Tariq Ramadan is grandson of Muslim Brotherhood's founder . ... Tariq Ramadan is one of 14 members of the Foreign Office’s Advisory Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief, chaired by Tory peer Baroness Warsi. He is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University, and was a member of a taskforce set up by Tony Blair after 7/7. But Prof Ramadan, 51, is grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder Hassan al-Banna and his father Said Ramadan was a leading light. ... He was kept out of France in...
  • Briton wins prize for UK exit plan from EU, says economy could benefit

    04/08/2014 5:08:39 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 Apr 2014
    (Reuters) - Britain's economy could grow by 1.3 billion pounds if it left the European Union due to less regulation and more trade with emerging economies, a British diplomat who dreamt up a prize-winning blueprint for the country's EU exit said on Tuesday. Britain's free market Institute of Economic Affairs on Tuesday awarded a 100,000-euro prize to Iain Mansfield, a British diplomat based in the Philippines, who it decided had come up with the best blueprint for a 'Brexit,' a British departure from the EU. Amid widespread public disenchantment in Britain about the EU's perceived over-bearing role in everyday life...
  • Expenses scandal roils Cameron ahead of European elections

    04/07/2014 6:40:23 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 11 replies
    Reuters UK ^ | Mon Apr 7, 2014 6:17pm BST | By Andrew Osborn
    (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron's handling of an expenses scandal engulfing one of his ministers has put him under pressure before European elections, threatening his Conservative party's already clouded electoral outlook. Cameron, whose party risks being beaten into third place in next month's European Parliament elections behind the anti-EU UK Independence party (UKIP), has stood by Maria Miller, Britain's minister for culture, since a parliamentary report ordered her to pay back wrongly claimed expenses last week. But the media and public backlash against Miller shows no sign of abating despite Cameron's efforts to end it. Many of his own...
  • Get ready to quit the EU now, Davis tells the Tories as he tears into Cameron and predicts…

    04/07/2014 12:53:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:52 EST, 5 April 2014 | Simon Walters
    The Tory revolt over Europe took a dramatic turn last night after senior Conservative David Davis called on the Government to open talks with Brussels on quitting the EU. Former Tory chairman Mr. Davis tore into David Cameron, accusing him of making a mess of his pledge to win back powers from the EU. “Scaremongers” who said Britain would collapse if it decided to go it alone were talking nonsense, said Mr Davis. Quitting the EU would be like a “revolution” and would boost UK jobs, wages, world power, arts and prestige, he added. Significantly, his intervention comes days after...