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UKIP Set For Comfortable Win In Euro Elections
Sky News ^

Posted on 05/12/2014 2:34:28 PM PDT by UKrepublican

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 Dems 9%), the story of Labour voters switching to UKIP will alarm Ed Miliband and his advisers.

The poll also shows that UKIP is capitalising on a lack of trust in the Westminster parties among the electorate.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: eu; farage; uk; ukip

1 posted on 05/12/2014 2:34:28 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: UKrepublican

NICE! Kick Van Rompuy for us, just to shake his styrofoam bead stuffing.


2 posted on 05/12/2014 2:36:54 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: UKrepublican

Awesome! Or...should I say....”Brilliant!”. ;-)


3 posted on 05/12/2014 2:37:13 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: UKrepublican

Go Nigel. From a long-time fan.


4 posted on 05/12/2014 2:37:23 PM PDT by all the best (sat`~!)
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To: UKrepublican

The European Union will tank economically fairly soon.
I expect that when the Muslims act up and the general populace figures things out Europe will party like its 1789.


5 posted on 05/12/2014 2:38:34 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: UKrepublican

Now bring on the USIP.


6 posted on 05/12/2014 2:38:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: UKrepublican

This can’t be. Third parties don’t work.


7 posted on 05/12/2014 2:40:33 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: UKrepublican

It won’t take long for our MSM to declare the UKIP dead like they did the tea party here.


8 posted on 05/12/2014 2:41:17 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: UKrepublican
Some recent videos of Nigel Farage:

Question Time: Nigel Farage vs hostile audience member

UKIP Nigel Farage - Four against one, BBC Question time May 2014

UKIP Nigel Farage - Full speech, Clause 4 moment
9 posted on 05/12/2014 2:41:33 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: demshateGod

Thats right. The Brits just need to take over one of the established parties there. Or they love Obama. Or something.


10 posted on 05/12/2014 2:43:00 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: UKrepublican

Are they like Brit versoin of Tea Party


11 posted on 05/12/2014 2:45:01 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: demshateGod

Third parties have always worked in a parliamentary system. They don’t work in the American system.


12 posted on 05/12/2014 2:45:42 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - Eclipse, the sequel to Bright Horizons is out! Get it now!)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Your congress isn’t all that dissimilar to our Parliament although I certainly accept it would be far far tougher due in part to the financials involved in your campaigns.


13 posted on 05/12/2014 2:47:39 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: dfwgator

I think safe to say Tory Party is Mr Carson from Downton Abbey very proper and establishment wise


14 posted on 05/12/2014 2:48:12 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SevenofNine

Yes, the closest we have for sure.


15 posted on 05/12/2014 2:48:14 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: demshateGod
This can’t be. Third parties don’t work.

The European parlimentary system works on temporary marriages of parties. Look for the first place and third place winners beat up the second place party.

16 posted on 05/12/2014 2:48:59 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

We could easily overturn the policy making structure of the GOP if people would pull their heads out of their butts and do it.

We could rout the Republican national committee if a couple thousand people in each state went to the state conventions and voted for good committee members.


17 posted on 05/12/2014 2:50:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Because there is always some naysayer helping the establishment and working diligently to make sure they don’t.

Of course people could just avoid parties altogether like the founders designed the system for in the first place and elect principled leaders.


18 posted on 05/12/2014 2:50:09 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: UKrepublican

This is exciting news, and very important, I think. With the ‘60s and ‘70s “activist” generation lapsing into retirement, the kids of the Reagan-Thatcher era, like Farage, are assuming positions of power, and appear to have a sizeable mandate to return the Western World to some semblance of sanity.


19 posted on 05/12/2014 2:54:15 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

The two parties that we have - The liberal party and the not quite as liberal party - have very carefully crafted ways to make a credible third party almost impossible to create.

The last credible chance was H. Ross Perot and his party. Had he been more photogenic, had he picked a younger (if not as heroic) running mate...who knows. Virtually every single thing Perot warned of has come true.


20 posted on 05/12/2014 2:54:48 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: SevenofNine
"Are they like Brit versoin of Tea Party" Exactly. Nigel Farrage is sort of the Brit version of a certain Congressman from South Carolina. TC
21 posted on 05/12/2014 2:55:06 PM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: MrEdd

I expect the same thing.


22 posted on 05/12/2014 3:00:54 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: pfflier; sickoflibs; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Impy
>> It won’t take long for our MSM to declare the UKIP dead like they did the tea party here. <<

Fortunately the UKIP doesn't "target" the most reliably conservative Tories for defeat and demand that its "time for them to go" and get replaced with some unknown businessman whose main claim to fame is that he's "Tony Blair's conservative cousin" or John Major's "fearless conservative grandson" who is carpetbagging in an area of England he hasn't been to since he was 12.

Nor do they blindly endorse some liberal douchebag celebrity with a long history of donating to socialists because he tells them what they want to hear at his announcement speech and yells the loudest about how much he hates the EU.

Nor do they run some clueless fool for MP because a radio talk show host and self-appointed "constitutional authority" for Great Britain told them that he's the candidate who will "save our Kingdom" and that they should campaign on some fridge issue of restoring the Queen's right to veto bills because "our Kingdom was destroyed when Queen Victoria lost that power and we must restore the vision that the founders had when they brought back the monarchy in 1660"

Seems to me the "Tea Party" leaders here could learn quite a bit from the UKIP, actually.

23 posted on 05/12/2014 3:05:34 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: cripplecreek

The American system has at its base a “winner take all” process. That means, for each individual seat, there is a specific winner. That is completely different than the parliamentary systems used throughout most of the world.

If we had a parliamentary system, the State of New York would hold a single election for its contingent of Representatives for Congress. Its 27 house seats would be divided among the parties by percent. A 61 Dem/37 Rep/2 Constitution Party split would give the Democrats 17 seats and the Republicans 10 seats.

But, if the Constitution Party were to raise its profile and move the needle to a 60Dem/36Rep/4Con split in the next election, then even with a paltry 4% of the election, the Constitution Party would have a member of Congress.

But that would require a complete overhaul of the system. As it is now, a third party in the American system can only play spoiler.


24 posted on 05/12/2014 3:11:14 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - Eclipse, the sequel to Bright Horizons is out! Get it now!)
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To: UKrepublican

didn’t UKIP recently come out pro-gay and pro-abortion?


25 posted on 05/12/2014 3:15:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: BillyBoy

It’s very true that the “Tea Party” needs to become a bit more polished than it is. The days of just chucking together something in hopes of “scaring” D.C. are about over.

Everyone with a website and a letterhead is now a tea party group, and everyone thinks they are a leader. Then we act indignant when some candidate that is pumped up on talk radio and FR cant get traction and blame it on “RINOs” and somehow insinuate that they really aren’t tea party candidates, because if they were they would have already won or something.

That’s how movements die off, because there isnt an official organization behind it. Just noise for the sake of it. Unlike UKIP, which is a real political party, that is wining real elections.


26 posted on 05/12/2014 3:23:39 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: GeronL

No, UKIP was the only main party that opposed Gay Marriage which the so called conservative government pushed through.


27 posted on 05/12/2014 3:28:10 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

England has lots of parties. My favourite is the Monster Raving Loony Party -

http://www.omrlp.com/

Founded in the 60’s by a pop singer called Screaming Lord Sutch, IIRC.


28 posted on 05/12/2014 3:31:32 PM PDT by az_gila
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To: UKrepublican

Nigel you are going to make a great Prime Minister of Britain one of these days.


29 posted on 05/12/2014 4:03:40 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: UKrepublican

The UKIP will show Europeans that the Brits are fed up. Nigel, good luck...and now tell the Tories to fight the Muslims and Sharia law.


30 posted on 05/12/2014 4:10:46 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: demshateGod
Third parties don’t work.

They don't work in our system. In a Parliamentary form of government, they can be quite effective.

31 posted on 05/12/2014 4:22:19 PM PDT by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: BfloGuy

Beg to differ. Look what it did to Britain. Our system is better; if only people would get back to fundamentals.


32 posted on 05/12/2014 4:37:41 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: UKrepublican

Sanity can even pick up votes on the Left, this time from the Labour Party.


33 posted on 05/12/2014 8:24:53 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: MrEdd

Already rumblings big in France and the Netherlands.

Ha. Ha. Ha.


34 posted on 05/12/2014 9:26:28 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: BillyBoy; sickoflibs; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; GeronL; AuH2ORepublican

It looks like they will place first in the European Parliament elections, where their performance is always strongest. Seats are awarded proportionally. That’s terrific.

Unfortunately it doesn’t mean much for the next Westminster election, where they could place third ahead of the Lib Dems yet win very few or even zero seats. Their rise in the polls makes me think that maybe I should’ve wanted that instant-runoff voting thing to pass.


35 posted on 05/12/2014 9:41:35 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; GeronL; AuH2ORepublican; UKrepublican

They have a line on one seat at least

A recent poll taken in the Lib Dem held seat of Eastleigh (which had a special election last year where UKIP beat out the Tories for 2nd and the Lib Dem won with a paltry 32%) shows:

UKIP 32% CON 28% Lib 27% Lab 12%


36 posted on 05/13/2014 2:18:55 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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37 posted on 05/13/2014 2:20:06 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Impy

The shake-up will be good for them.

Hopefully they can shake up domestic politics too


38 posted on 05/13/2014 2:27:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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