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Britain's version of Tea Party rocks political system across the pond (Nigel Farage)
FoxNews ^ | 01/04/2014 | Adam Shaw

Posted on 01/04/2014 3:10:48 PM PST by RoosterRedux

The often stale British political system is being rocked by its very own Tea Party.

The UK Independence Party (UKIP), formed in 1993 opposing Britain’s entry into the European Union, failed to make an electoral dent for a long time. However UKIP has built up steam in recent years and is spearheading a seismic shift in the British political spectrum.

In this year’s local elections – the British version of midterms -- UKIP took a stunning 23 percent of the vote, up from the 3.1 percent they won in the 2010 national election. Their leader, Nigel Farage, is buoyed by their recent success.

“We want to take back our country, we want to take back our government, and we want to take back our birthright,” Farage told FoxNews.com in forthright language rarely seen in British politics.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: europeanunion; euroskeptic; euroskepticism; euroskeptics; liberaldemocrats; nickclegg; nigelfarage; ukip; ukteaparty

1 posted on 01/04/2014 3:10:48 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Farage - we need one. That man is a great communicator.


2 posted on 01/04/2014 3:12:46 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: RoosterRedux

Go Nigel!


3 posted on 01/04/2014 3:12:55 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: vladimir998

Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN_1mF-3JTI


4 posted on 01/04/2014 3:13:29 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: RoosterRedux
Cameron has radically overhauled the “Tories,” embracing nationalized health care, fighting for gay marriage, and changing the party logo from the flame of liberty to an environmentally conscious tree. This, UKIP argues, makes them indistinguishable from the left-wing Labour Party and Liberal Democrats.

Sound familiar?

5 posted on 01/04/2014 3:14:05 PM PST by McGruff (I stand with Phil.)
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To: McGruff

IIRC, Australia voted in their own brew of TEA last year.


6 posted on 01/04/2014 3:17:18 PM PST by txhurl
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To: RoosterRedux

Great Britain is making plans for Nigel while we are stuck with the Mayor of Simpleton


7 posted on 01/04/2014 3:18:24 PM PST by PlateOfShrimp
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To: PlateOfShrimp

Very clever.


8 posted on 01/04/2014 3:20:15 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: All
Here is a video of just the other day...Nigel with that unfortunate idiot and Islamophiliac Ken Livingston, former Mayor of London.

Still a good video of Nigel and current events (Spain)...

Euro Crisis And Economic Collapse 2013 Nigel Farage The Media Still Has No Grip On Reality

9 posted on 01/04/2014 3:21:39 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux
In the tradition of

This is our culture; fight for it.
This is our flag; pick it up.
This is our country; take it back.

Tom Tancredo, Lincoln Day dinner speech (April 14, 2007)

10 posted on 01/04/2014 3:22:18 PM PST by omega4412
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To: vladimir998

Daniel Hannon, UKIPS other very recognizable face, is the most eloquent politician alive today.


11 posted on 01/04/2014 3:23:30 PM PST by PGR88
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To: RoosterRedux

I love that guy. Can we make a trade for Barry?


12 posted on 01/04/2014 3:24:01 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: McGruff

I can understand and embrace and take joy in the fact that the UK has citizens who are against socialism and forcible wealth distribution and what not, but Brits against gay marriage? Seems like wishful thinking. Western Europe has embraced rejecting all types of Judeo Christian tradition thousands of times faster and more thoroughly than anywhere in the US, sans Hawaii, San Francisco and Manhatten.


13 posted on 01/04/2014 3:31:08 PM PST by freedom462
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To: Georgia Girl 2

We might have to throw in the big plane, but I’m OK with that. Let’s trade.


14 posted on 01/04/2014 3:33:01 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Yes. The Brits have an actual party.

And they have a parliamentary system that gives small parties the chance to gain power gradually. We don't have that.

I hope people here don't read this as a justification for a third party. They don't work here. The best they can do is spoil. Ross Perot.

15 posted on 01/04/2014 3:49:34 PM PST by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: RoosterRedux

UKIP sadly wont win the next GE, however they can become a huge force in UK politics, and if the Tories had any sense, they would get into bed with them, if the Tories fail again to win outright in 2015, they’d have a coalition with UKIP. That would be what the UK would need. UKIP’s true rightism would bolster the centre-right Toryism.


16 posted on 01/04/2014 4:01:23 PM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: RoosterRedux

I strongly recommend Nigel Farage’s speeches on YouTube. He is a magnificent speaker, and delights in baiting the leftists and Eurocrats, calling them out for their corruption, anti-democratic tendencies, and incompetence.


17 posted on 01/04/2014 4:02:56 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (There Is Still A Very Hot War On Terror, Just Not On The MSM. Rantburg.com)
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To: the scotsman
I am 7/8 Scotsman (mostly Clan Fraser)...but my heart breaks for England.

What the heck has become of them?

And what the heck has become of Scotland?

That said, I am an American...and what the heck has become of us?

18 posted on 01/04/2014 4:04:22 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
I have seen most of Nigel's speeches on youtube. Great man.

Our world has taken a bizarre turn...for the worst.

19 posted on 01/04/2014 4:06:21 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: PlateOfShrimp

XTC bump!


20 posted on 01/04/2014 4:10:21 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Georgia Girl 2

The UKIP may well be the wave of the future for England—In truth they are the New Tories—just as the American Tea Party is the true Republicans.


21 posted on 01/04/2014 4:23:38 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: freedom462

“...sans Hawaii, San Francisco and Manhatten.”

And Seattle.


22 posted on 01/04/2014 4:42:38 PM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: RoosterRedux

BTTT


23 posted on 01/04/2014 5:35:18 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Sounds promising. I hope they succeed.


24 posted on 01/04/2014 6:28:44 PM PST by Bigg Red (Let the lying lips be dumb, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.--Ps3)
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To: vladimir998

He’s pretty good!


25 posted on 01/04/2014 7:22:32 PM PST by firebrand
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To: PlateOfShrimp
Great Britain is making plans for Nigel while we are stuck with the Mayor of Simpleton

Dear God, that's clever.

26 posted on 01/04/2014 7:28:56 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: firebrand

Yeah, check out more of his rants from the EU parliament on Youtube. The guy is FEARLESS.


27 posted on 01/04/2014 7:38:14 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: RoosterRedux

Bump!


28 posted on 01/04/2014 10:00:30 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: RoosterRedux

“The sense of frustration the Tea Party feels about the remoteness about the bureaucratic class of the Washington beltway is similar to our frustration with being dealt with by Brussels.” - Nigel Farage, UK Independence Party


29 posted on 01/04/2014 11:29:26 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: RoosterRedux

Despite its recent progress, UKIP will not become a realistic option for a governing party as long as it remains such a one-man show. Britons have traditionally been wary of political movements centred on a single leader, however impressive: and the more charismatic that leader, the more sceptical we tend to be. Only when UKIP builds a second rank of leadership which has politicians of substance in their own right, credible as future ministers, will it break through an electoral threshold. Unfortunately, UKIP spokesmen other than Farage have hitherto tended to be risibly weak.


30 posted on 01/05/2014 1:36:24 AM PST by Winniesboy
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To: Georgia Girl 2
"Can we make a trade for Barry?"

Foreign news media doesn't cover for him the way the obamanation press does, so their readers aren't stupid enough to take him.
31 posted on 01/05/2014 5:32:14 AM PST by clearcarbon
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To: RoosterRedux

Maybe he’ll be the British UKIP’s version of Ted Cruz! (or Mike Lee and Rand Paul, others)


32 posted on 01/05/2014 11:46:10 AM PST by dsutah
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