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Posted on 04/14/2014 2:03:07 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The Conservatives could be pushed into third place at the European elections after the partys 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 a week of sleaze in Westminster, including allegations of sexual assault against young parliamentary aides.
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When the Daily Mail wants to make things look good for Labour, it really shows how bad things are.
Huge poll boost for UKIP as a fifth of voters say they will back anti-Europe party in wake of Maria Miller and Sexminster scandals
> ...the Tories on 23 percent, behind Labour (31 percent) and UKIP (28 percent)... Liberal Democrats were on a dismal 9 percent, according to analysis of recent polling by Professor Curtice of Strathclyde University.
Thanks Olog-hai. These elections are for seats in the European parliament, which is a debate club that merely rubberstamps the decrees of various committees.
> The number of MEPs for each country is roughly in proportion to its population. Under the Lisbon Treaty no country can have fewer than 6 or more than 96 MEPs... The numbers will be adjusted for the next mandate of the European Parliament. For example, the number of MEPs for Germany will thus be reduced from 99 to 96, whilst for Malta this number will increase from 5 to 6.
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Correct about “Europarl” being a toy parliament, mostly for the European Commission.
Tories + UKIP = 51%
Come on, UKIP!!!
Daily Mail math:
28% = 1/5
A UKIP win the European elections would do 3 things:
1) Give UKIP momentum (and voter practice at voting UKIP) going into UK elections.
2) There are local elections in which UKIP hopefully picks up more seats so that their good governance is put into practice and builds a base for UK Parliament.
3) Topping the European elections would give them more people in the EU Parliament with a bigger voice to oppose what the EU is doing.
Would love to see Nigel Farage as Prime Minister.