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Early Local Election Results Show UKIP Gains
sky.com ^ | 23 May 2014 | SKY NEWS

Posted on 05/22/2014 9:02:35 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

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.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: ukip

1 posted on 05/22/2014 9:02:35 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

GO UKIP!


2 posted on 05/22/2014 9:02:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Great news

Maybe we need our own party too


3 posted on 05/22/2014 9:10:13 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The letter also said that while he was at cadet camp, Farage and a number of other cadets had marched through a quiet Sussex village late at night singing Hitler-youth songs.
4 posted on 05/22/2014 9:11:09 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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To: GeronL

UKIP are Libertarians. We need a conservative party, and not just in name like Britain has.


5 posted on 05/22/2014 9:11:11 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Libertarians who want to limit immigration?

That doesn’t sound like libertarians to me....Libertarians want completely open borders.


6 posted on 05/22/2014 9:17:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Vote 2014
7 posted on 05/22/2014 9:17:39 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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To: Olog-hai

That’s not entirely true. They are a mixture of conservatives and libertarians but even the libertarians in UKIP are mostly of the conservative sort and they are for British sovereignty and restricted immigration. They have been doing a great job of pulling in disaffected blue collar labour party also. They’ve picked up 80+ seats tonight and will come close to have winning 100 and will come Sunday likely have won a clear majority of EU seats. Like the BJP Modi win in India, the UKIP win is a win for us far more so than Sarkozy ever was in France. France btw is going to realign also and shift right in a big way come their next general election.


8 posted on 05/22/2014 9:20:19 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

This may prove to be a watershed moment in US politics.

UKIP is showing us the way.


9 posted on 05/22/2014 9:21:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Berlin_Freeper

They’re real desperate, aren’t they.


10 posted on 05/22/2014 9:23:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Maelstorm

The BJP/Modi win a plus for the USA? After the press described Modi as “India’s Putin”?


11 posted on 05/22/2014 9:23:22 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Berlin_Freeper
UKIP Facebook 'Nazi salute' candidate Alex Wood suspended -30 April 2013

A UKIP candidate accused of having Nazi body art has defended his choice of tattoos.

Leeds Ukip candidate ‘liked’ Nazi war criminals on Facebook

12 posted on 05/22/2014 9:24:01 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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To: dfwgator

UKIP has a libertarian bent but not like some US libertarians who are left wingers at heart. UKIP is best described as a revitalization of Thatcher/Churchill style politics. Just as the Tea Party is in many ways a revitalization of Reagan/Goldwater style politics.


13 posted on 05/22/2014 9:24:57 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: dfwgator
UKIP has always described themselves as libertarian. From their constitution:
2.5 The Party is a democratic, libertarian Party and will espouse policies which:
  • promote and encourage those who aspire to improve their personal situation and those who seek to be self-reliant, whilst providing protection for those genuinely in need;
  • favor the ability of individuals to make decisions in respect of themselves;
  • seek to diminish the role of the State;
  • lower the burden of taxation on individuals and businesses;
  • ensure proper control over the United Kingdom’s borders;
  • strengthen and guarantee the essential, traditional freedoms and liberties of all people in the United Kingdom.
Like US libertarians, they are also opposed to “foreign aid and foreign wars”, so that makes me wonder where they stand on defense.
14 posted on 05/22/2014 9:27:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: dfwgator

This is a historic night like when the Berlin wall came down! The dragon of Liberalism is wounded, lets hope it is forced to retreat or better yet bleeds out and dies for another century.


15 posted on 05/22/2014 9:27:56 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

This is the end of the beginning.


16 posted on 05/22/2014 9:28:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Ukip members are either jokers or 'literally akin to Nazis', claims senior Tory MP in attack on 'abhorrent and frightening' views

Grandson of infamous Nazi Rudolf Hoss urges voters to shun extremism after Ukip candidate's Third Reich tattoos exposed

17 posted on 05/22/2014 9:28:33 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

If this continues, the British government might start looking for some pretext to ban the UKIP. Perhaps the letter mentioned in post #4 will do.


18 posted on 05/22/2014 9:29:04 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Olog-hai

Yes and since when do you hang on the opinion of the media? Modi is excellent. A strong free market conservative. The socialists libs were routed for the first time ever since India’s independence. They didn’t like Modi because after a bunch of Muslims torched a bus full of Hindu men, women, children he is accused of not moving quick enough to protect the Muslims, which he was cleared of in court. If you don’t see that as a positive then you should re-evaluate your political identity. :-) Talk to some Indian American Conservatives and maybe they can explain it to you.


19 posted on 05/22/2014 9:30:30 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Results for UKIP
20 posted on 05/22/2014 9:32:15 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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To: Maelstorm

This sounds like what America needs.

UKIP huh?

Bring them to America.


21 posted on 05/22/2014 9:34:49 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Maelstorm

I wasn’t speaking of our mainstream media.

Red China’s labeling Modi “India’s Nixon”, which isn’t a positive either.


22 posted on 05/22/2014 9:38:57 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Sometimes I wish we had a proportional parliamentary party system so we could have a US party like UKIP or a real Tea Party party. I’d even be happy with a run off top two style national election system. We could get rid of this two party lock that the political class has on the Presidency once and for all.


23 posted on 05/22/2014 9:41:03 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Olog-hai

Unlike US libertarians, they believe in national borders and oppose the free flow of labor.


24 posted on 05/22/2014 9:45:52 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Berlin_Freeper

LOL. The Establishment is desperate. They always demonize their opponents as Nazis.


25 posted on 05/22/2014 9:47:12 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Maelstorm

No, you don’t want that. The Dems are trying to push us into proportional representation so that the liberal cities can lord it over the conservatives.


26 posted on 05/22/2014 9:50:31 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Sky News HQ
27 posted on 05/22/2014 9:53:36 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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To: Olog-hai

For the UK, that is pretty conservative.
One step at a time works too.


28 posted on 05/22/2014 9:53:51 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: Olog-hai

I meant that we need our own party


29 posted on 05/22/2014 10:49:01 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

The icing on the cake is coming in the next six hours or so as the EU Parliament results will be announced.

UKIP will be up against all the other parties and is likely to finish first in seats and popular vote.

The Conservatives, like Republicans here do with us, spread fear that voting for UKIP (Third Party) would cause the Labour Party (Democrats) to win.


30 posted on 05/22/2014 11:30:46 PM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: GeronL

I MUST CORRECT MY PREVIOUS POST.

The icing on the cake comes when the EU Parliamentary election results come out on Sunday.

Be here Sunday afternoon for the results.


31 posted on 05/23/2014 12:24:59 AM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
labour: English councils 27 +/- +2 Seats 621 Seats +/- +101
con: English councils 16 +/- -8 Seats 544 Seats +/- -95
libdem: English councils 2 +/- -1 Seats 178 Seats +/- -97
ukip: English councils 0 +/- 0 Seats 87 Seats +/- +86
green: English councils 0 +/- 0 Seats 4 Seats +/- +1
other: English councils 0 +/- 0 Seats 39 Seats +/- +7
noc: English councils 16 +/- +7 Seats N/A Seats +/- N/A

32 posted on 05/23/2014 12:42:28 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: Olog-hai

I can’t disagree with anything on that list, can you?


33 posted on 05/23/2014 1:05:00 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: moose07

green: English councils 0 +/- 0 Seats 4 Seats +/- +1

That must hurt.


34 posted on 05/23/2014 1:10:28 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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To: aquila48
Maybe you need to read the Manifesto. The “foreign wars” rhetoric is a bit too isolationist—they should not be fighting for the EU, but they have to fight sometime. They do not seem opposed to a wholesale dismantling of the welfare state either, or too pro-privatizing infrastructure. They seem a bit happy about “zero tolerance” too when it comes to (undefined) policing and/or justice concerns.

Either way, the Tories have betrayed their base, big time. They have gone more liberal than either Labour or the LibDems.
35 posted on 05/23/2014 1:23:34 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

That ‘libertarianism’ is essentially classical liberalism. Very much along the small-government, freedom-oriented activists here.

UKIP has been for increasing the UK’s defense budget, but not in favor of, for example, involvement in Syria.


36 posted on 05/23/2014 1:50:47 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“that must hurt”

Butt Hurt all round.
Now we wait for the EU election results; is Germany involved with this little revolution?
Is there a ground swell or is everything still ‘under contol’?


37 posted on 05/23/2014 1:55:33 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

38 posted on 05/23/2014 2:37:28 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I expect they’ll continue to grow from here. I also expect there are a few British politicos looking into how Perot was convinced not to run.


39 posted on 05/23/2014 3:05:58 AM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: Nextrush

Yeah buddy!


40 posted on 05/23/2014 4:44:20 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Today is a great day for Britain.

The great British public has rejected the smear campaign by the main parties and the media.


41 posted on 05/23/2014 5:14:52 AM PDT by the scotsman (UK)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

UKIP has absolutely no links to Naziism, just to make that perfectly clear.


42 posted on 05/24/2014 4:08:22 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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