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European Elections: UKIP Top British Polls
Sky News ^ | 26 May 2014 | staff

Posted on 05/25/2014 5:36:41 PM PDT by PapaBear3625

UKIP have topped the European polls in the UK, with the Labour Party vying with the Conservatives for second place.

Sources from the other main parties have conceded Nigel Farage's party will win, with the leader hailing an "earthquake" in British politics.

It will be the first time a party other than the Conservatives or Labour has topped a nationwide poll for the first time in 108 years.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: conservativeparty; conservatives; euelection; europe; europeanunion; eurovote; france; labour; labourparty; nigelfarage; tories; uk; ukelection; ukip; unitedkingdom
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Nigel's UKIP look like they have come in first place, although results are still coming in.
1 posted on 05/25/2014 5:36:41 PM PDT by PapaBear3625
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To: PapaBear3625
BBC reports UKIP has won 22 seats, the Conservatives(Tories) 16, Labour 14.
2 posted on 05/25/2014 5:40:36 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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This is fantastic news, ukip are a great political party


3 posted on 05/25/2014 5:44:19 PM PDT by The Right wing Infidel
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To: PapaBear3625

Like!


4 posted on 05/25/2014 5:48:06 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: PapaBear3625

All those blood suckers in Brussels are counting their last checks between these results and in France. Hopefully an awful experiment is dying done in by unfettered immigration.


5 posted on 05/25/2014 5:49:09 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: PapaBear3625

And they might pull some Tories into an unofficial alliance!

Awesome win!


6 posted on 05/25/2014 5:50:12 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: PapaBear3625

UKIP have definitely come in first.


7 posted on 05/25/2014 5:50:30 PM PDT by Vanders9
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To: PapaBear3625

Current link shows:

UKIP 23
Cons 17
Lab 16
LibD 1

Yup. 1 for the socialist party.


8 posted on 05/25/2014 5:50:47 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Bogey78O

London is still to report along with Northern Ireland.

It’ll be interesting. London is mostly “occupied territory” by foreigners now. Will the remaining Brits there vote UKIP, compromise on Tory, bury their heads in the sand with Labour, or march merrily into hell with the Greens and LibDems?


9 posted on 05/25/2014 5:53:06 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Bogey78O
Yup. 1 for the socialist party.

On your list, I see 34 for the Socialists.

10 posted on 05/25/2014 5:53:56 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PapaBear3625

Congratulations to Nigel!


11 posted on 05/25/2014 5:57:48 PM PDT by all the best (sat`~!)
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To: PAR35

Well 1 proud socialist, 16 weaselly socialists and 17 accidental socialists.


12 posted on 05/25/2014 6:00:40 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: PapaBear3625

If I had a pub to go to, I would be there now to toast Nigel and his cohorts. God Speed.


13 posted on 05/25/2014 6:09:23 PM PDT by Riflema
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To: Bogey78O

London is now very much a different country from the rest of the UK.


14 posted on 05/25/2014 6:10:57 PM PDT by PotatoHeadMick
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To: PapaBear3625

Somehow I feel the unbiased, detached BBC will report about UKIP with the same smooth neutrality that the NY Times reports about the racist tea party.

UKIP is Britain’s only hope for salvation.


15 posted on 05/25/2014 6:27:08 PM PDT by Stand W ( You can't fight in here! This is the War Room!)
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To: PapaBear3625

The ConLibLab party and the media all united against the UKIP with calls of racism etc and it backfired.


16 posted on 05/25/2014 6:34:58 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: PapaBear3625

conservatives in the UK are a joke.


17 posted on 05/25/2014 6:43:14 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (luke 6:38)
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To: RginTN
The ConLibLab party and the media all united against the UKIP with calls of racism etc and it backfired.

The nightmare of the Left, is that they call somebody a racist, and people respond with "OK, so?"

18 posted on 05/25/2014 6:47:54 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625

At the point when it’s used the same way some folks use “kafkaesque” it essentially becomes a vestigial article signifying nothing.

“Oh, UKIP, is racist? Well, I guess I’ll just have to vote for them anyway.”


19 posted on 05/25/2014 6:58:56 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Bogey78O

Great news to rejoice in until we have our own to rejoice in.


20 posted on 05/25/2014 7:09:49 PM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: PapaBear3625
European Elections: UKIP Top British Polls

Wow!

21 posted on 05/25/2014 7:09:50 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Bogey78O

London in. Now it’s:

UKIP 24
Lab 20
Cons 19
LibD 1

Not surprising. London mostly went for “head in the sand” but still that UKIP got 1 is nice.


22 posted on 05/25/2014 7:10:33 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Bogey78O

People all over Europe have voted against austerity policies. This is a warning to the EU elite.

When the establishment parties of the left and right throw people out of jobs, cut their benefits and abandon European values, they will pay the price.

The EU has gotten too big for its britches.


23 posted on 05/25/2014 7:13:55 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: PapaBear3625
......”Nigel's UKIP look like they have come in first place”....

That for them is like the Tea Party winning here....which is why some are calling it an “earthquake”.....it is.

The result will be the Parliament will not be able to ram-rod their agenda's through anymore. Not to mention additional countries moving to regain more of their sovereignty away from the EU as there will be less opposition.....thus the "Power" of the Eu will get shortchanged.

24 posted on 05/25/2014 7:20:15 PM PDT by caww
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To: Bogey78O

Looks like 35 for the socialist parties


25 posted on 05/25/2014 7:23:44 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: PapaBear3625

God bless ‘em. now go put a British dagger in the dark heart of the EUSSR. at ‘em Nigel.


26 posted on 05/25/2014 7:31:34 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: GeronL

What’s odd is the collapse of LibDem support. It sems like perhaps the core split to go Green or bolster Labour. If anything had they stayed resolute, they could have put themselves on par with Labour but the result would have weakened their position slightly overall.

Just like here, the socialists vote Dem because they know their candidates can’t get enough to win and since we’re not a parliamentary system, close don’t count.


27 posted on 05/25/2014 7:37:20 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Bogey78O

It is now Londonstan. The Third World has taken it over.


28 posted on 05/25/2014 8:37:53 PM PDT by kabar
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To: goldstategop
People all over Europe have voted against austerity policies. This is a warning to the EU elite.

People are fed up with seeing their countries overrun by immigrants and being run by faceless bureaucrats in Brussels. They want to retain their own cultures and sovereignty.

29 posted on 05/25/2014 8:40:20 PM PDT by kabar
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To: all the best

Watch as the Tories move to the right now. They have no choice—change or die.


30 posted on 05/25/2014 8:47:05 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: kabar

I remember when I was in Amsterdam in 92 and all th eleftist were cheering on the “new” EU and i told some of them give it some time and you will be hating it. Well that time has come.


31 posted on 05/25/2014 8:50:39 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: PapaBear3625

I sure hope we can repeat this, of course, those overseas got wind of some of this at least, from the US. Don’t want to overstate that, Le Penn has been around awhile but as for UK!


32 posted on 05/25/2014 8:53:55 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: Busko

And now the spin begins — Mario Draghi, EU Monetary President on EU elections “voters across Europe clearly disengaged.”


33 posted on 05/25/2014 9:05:01 PM PDT by bunster
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To: bunster

No worry - the labor communists and the Coonservative communists will unite against UKIP, just as the GOP-E socialists have united with the Democrat communists to stamp out the Tea Party. No establishment party can tolerate a real patriot - and for Labor/Conservative or GOP-E/Democrat, and enemy of my enemy is my friend.


34 posted on 05/25/2014 9:14:39 PM PDT by Ancient Wonderboy
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To: BeadCounter

“I’m worse off than I was ten years ago, and there are less British people working now because of immigrants working for a pittance, and there are entire cities being destroyed by immigrants who have no interest in anything other than taking. The majority who work are taking out more in tax credits than they pay in tax. We’re stuck with them now anyway as their children are being born here.
I fail to see how leaving the EU will be worse than the road we are heading down. I’d rather pay an extra few pence in the pound if it means getting our country back.”

Read more: http://www.readytogo.net/smb/threads/eu-elections.922573/page-16#ixzz32nB3X4cj

Most soccer forums have their own political, off-topic area, a lot of good opinions and disclaimer, some blue language at times.


35 posted on 05/25/2014 9:21:09 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: all the best

...”Congratulations to Nigel!”.....

I’ve listened to Nigel since he first went up against the European Parliment and the “UN-elected” officials represented among them, who make decisions which few if any in England can even keep up with let alone understand.

He’s been hammering and hammering for years, death threats and a host of other abuses against him as he went....until the European States began to listen.

He’s an exceptional and dramatic statesman who cares not if he offends the EU Members.....one voice among the many for years now, who speaks the truth to leaders who willing shove their heads into the sand. Well, Now they’re listening to the people! At least for the moment.....

I’m very happy for this...he has more than earned it!


36 posted on 05/25/2014 9:37:55 PM PDT by caww
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To: all the best

...”Congratulations to Nigel!”.....

I’ve listened to Nigel since he first went up against the European Parliment and the “UN-elected” officials represented among them, who make decisions which few if any in England can even keep up with let alone understand.

He’s been hammering and hammering for years, death threats and a host of other abuses against him as he went....until the European States began to listen.

He’s an exceptional and dramatic statesman who cares not if he offends the EU Members.....one voice among the many for years now, who speaks the truth to leaders who willing shove their heads into the sand. Well, Now they’re listening to the people! At least for the moment.....

I’m very happy for this...he has more than earned it!


37 posted on 05/25/2014 9:39:00 PM PDT by caww
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To: goldstategop

And don’t we have our own austerity measures in this country courtesy of our own Uniparty led by Obamacare including Republican governors who approve the expansion of Medicaid under it like Pence in Indiana, Scott in Florida, Corbett in Pennsylvania and many others.

Then there’s the Murray-Ryan federal budget in place now that created new taxes and cut military pensions.

Once the employer mandate kicks in next year and 30 hour jobs become more common without medical benefits, where will many people be?


38 posted on 05/25/2014 9:45:06 PM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTHCARE= INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: Ancient Wonderboy

Which is the exact logic used by Cheshire conservatives here to justify electing GOPe garbage. The EXACT logic.

Funny that.


39 posted on 05/26/2014 4:34:34 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: goldstategop

What austerity?


40 posted on 05/26/2014 5:52:10 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: caww

Like here, it will only matter if they can 1. perform and 2. hold those seats for a generation.


41 posted on 05/26/2014 5:53:05 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: bunster

At least he’s consistent. Central planners always know that the public is either getting it right by voting for their policies or just too stupid to understand by voting against.


42 posted on 05/26/2014 5:54:15 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Watch as the Tories move to the right now. They have no choice—change or die.

I'm hoping for "die". In next year's general election, the British conservatives will have a choice between real conservatism (UKIP) and fake conservatism (Tory).

Given that UKIP has demonstrated that they can get more votes than the Tories, and that the main argument against voting UKIP was that it was a "wasted vote" that would just split the conservative vote, I could see the UKIP sweeping the Tories into oblivion, much like the Lib-Dems were swept away in this election.

This must terrify the Establishment. Nigel should pay lots of attention to his personal security from now on.

43 posted on 05/26/2014 6:15:26 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625

I wonder how this will translate in the next elections for the British Parliament. Is this a foreign policy referendum? What will happen when the races are closer to home?


44 posted on 05/26/2014 6:51:48 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Bogey78O
Yup. 1 for the socialist party.

Not very good in terms of election results, but what the heck, their philosophy drives the entire nation.

45 posted on 05/26/2014 7:18:53 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Genoa
I wonder how this will translate in the next elections for the British Parliament. Is this a foreign policy referendum? What will happen when the races are closer to home?

UKIP will have to produce a platform and message which will resonate with the electorate in the general elections, as much as it did in the EU elections. UKIP also needs to recruit some good talent to run in the elections.

46 posted on 05/26/2014 7:23:09 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625
"OK, so?"

You are spot on. This should be a warning to the Progressives whose use of racist, bigot, hater has so devalued those words that Americans may soon respond as the Brits and Frenchies seem to have done today. The question the Progs should be asking is that the kind of country they want to live in? Words have consequences and American progressives may have miscalculated what those consequences will be.

47 posted on 05/26/2014 8:51:40 AM PDT by xkaydet65 (.You have never tasted freedom, else you would know it is purchased not with gold but with steel)
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To: PapaBear3625

In 1993 in Canada the “Progressive Conservative Party” was swept from power from over 150 seats to only 2 with the Reform Party winning seats in the West and the Liberals coming to power.

It was a messy ten plus years until a new Conservative Party of Canada was constructed and achieved power.

But Canada did survive.

I hope UKIP can find a better outcome with “Euroskeptic” Conservative MP’s jumping ship by the dozens and a continuing surge in popular support ahead of May 7th next year so they can get to 300 plus MP’s in the House of Commons.

The political establishment will be out to destroy Farage and UKIP with fanatical leftists who may see him as a racist becoming more violent at his public appearances.

I remember the gay college professor Pym Fortuyn of the Netherlands who started the movement now headed by Geert Wilders.

When the political movement to control immigration to the Netherlands gained steam a crazy man described as an “animal rights activist” assassinated Fortuyn.

Farage needs a stronger than ever security team now.


48 posted on 05/26/2014 9:13:40 AM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTHCARE= INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: bunster

With the Greeks and Germans both sending neo-Nazis to the EU Parliament, I am not certain “disengaged” is the proper adjective. Pissed-off is perhaps the better descriptor.


49 posted on 05/26/2014 10:52:48 AM PDT by L,TOWM (No one in the US is free of the spirit of entitlement)
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To: L,TOWM

Pissed-off is good descriptor — but definitely “engaged.”


50 posted on 05/26/2014 10:56:05 AM PDT by bunster
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