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Ukipís Farage on course for poll breakthrough
Financial Times (UK) ^ | : May 23, 2014 2:19 am (GMT) | By George Parker and Kiran Stacey

Posted on 05/22/2014 7:58:23 PM PDT by JSDude1

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.

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David Cameron, prime minister, will wake on Friday with a clearer sense of the scale of what he calls the “blue/purple” battle between Tories and Ukip at the next general election, as town hall results come in from around England and Northern Ireland.

Douglas Carswell, a Tory eurosceptic MP, was quick to declare that the Tories had finished third in the European elections and that the time had come for a non-aggression pact with Ukip.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: labour; liberaldemocrats; tory; ukip
Also they're taking local government seats from Labor as well.
1 posted on 05/22/2014 7:58:23 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: JSDude1

Guess that the Daily Wail can’t stop them despite all the piling on they do. They’ve been worse than MSNBC on Republicans; it’s like they are desperate to save the Tories from some ignoble fate that they just might have brought upon themselves . . .


2 posted on 05/22/2014 8:01:51 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: JSDude1

WOOO HOOOO!


3 posted on 05/22/2014 8:05:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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I’ve been watching Labour on twitter.

There is a great wailing and gnashing of teeth.


4 posted on 05/22/2014 8:06:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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The first time I’ve been happy about a election in a long time.....and it’s a British election.


5 posted on 05/22/2014 8:07:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Good news. Geert Wilders went down in flames in the Netherlands for some reason, dropping to 4th, but it looks like a great night for UKIP.


6 posted on 05/22/2014 8:09:19 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Olog-hai

The UK media bias is amazingly obvious on these stories


7 posted on 05/22/2014 9:00:02 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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Update - Sky News House of Commons projection:
Hung Parliament with Labour largest party and UKIP would win its first seat at Westminster


8 posted on 05/22/2014 9:17:11 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: JSDude1; All

Wow...

There is some real and profane anger on twitter about UKIP.
It’s almost like OFA-orchestrated stuff from 2012!


9 posted on 05/22/2014 9:18:38 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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There is some real and profane anger on twitter about UKIP.

That means they're winning. The old guard will throw everything they have at them. Stay strong, Nigel...You will prevail.

10 posted on 05/22/2014 9:20:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JSDude1
  dirty tricks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDfn6hpHtJg
11 posted on 05/23/2014 12:02:37 AM PDT by Maurice Tift (Never wear anything that panics the cat. -- P.J. O'Rourke)
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I've been watching everything I can on YouTube. Saw the latest interview, by radio, with Nigel Farage. Interview was early this very week.

The interviewer was hard on him, very hard, even unfair. There's been nothing but BIAS thrown at him, hate, and slander. Nigel deftly bats it aside, and stays on message.

What a great speaker. What a great LEADER. Wish we could borrow him for four years. He's TEA Party, 100%.

12 posted on 05/23/2014 1:26:28 AM PDT by sauron ("Truth is hate to those who hate Truth" --unknown)
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Woohoo, good news! Good for Farage and UKIP. If anyone hasn’t had a chance yet go watch Nigel Farage rip the EU Parliament bureaucrats to their face on Youtube. Just search there for “nigel farage european parliament” and have some fun.


13 posted on 05/23/2014 10:07:41 AM PDT by Reagan is King
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Trouble is, UKIP at the moment seems like the Nigel Farage party. All the other ‘prominent’ figures within the party are either non-entities or oafish idiots like Godfrey Bloom or people who say they want to ban women wearing trousers.


14 posted on 05/23/2014 1:00:09 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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