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EU Eurosceptic bloc collapses, UKIP facing huge financial problems

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Latvian MEP, Iveta Grigule. One of the European Parliament’s most outspoken eurosceptic group has collapsed after a Latvian MEP withdrew her membership. The bloc’s dissolution represents a financial blow to Nigel Farage’s UK Independence Party. The Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group had comprised of 48 members in total, including Farage’s UKIP and Beppe Grillo’s Italian Five... 

Second Tory MP defects to join UKIP’s anti-EU crusade

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A UK Conservative MP has defected to the UK Independence Party, formally resigning from the main ruling coalition party and prompting a by-election in his home constituency. “I’m joining UKIP!” MP Mark Reckless announced to a standing ovation at the UKIP party conference, which took place in Doncaster on Saturday. The 43-year-old Rochester and Strood MP, a former investment banker elected to... 

UKIP: Strip Islamic State militants of their British citizenship

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Britain’s right-wing party UKIP have formally called for the British government to block the return of UK nationals who left British shores to fight alongside Islamic State militants in the Middle East. In a formal statement issued on Wednesday, the party emphasized the UK government can and should strip all militants who hold dual nationality of their official UK citizenship. The coalition could... 

Third of Tory voters favour UKIP coalition

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Nearly a third of Conservative voters would prefer their party to enter into coalition with Ukip if it fails to win next year’s general election outright, a new survey reveals. The 30 percent figure is only a fraction below the 31 percent of potential voters who would favour continuing the current Liberal Democrats partnership should there be another hung parliament in 2015. Ukip voters, however,... 

Britons will back UKIP again in 2015 national election

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Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage gestures as he speaks during a campaign event at Kelham Hall in Newark upon Trent, central England on May 31, 2014. Most of the over four million British voters who backed UKIP in last week’s EU parliamentary elections are determined to cast their votes for the Eurosceptic party once again in the upcoming national election in 2015, a new poll... 

Rise of UKIP spells defeat for Tories and Labour

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British Prime Minister David Cameron “I try not to go to bed too late,” David Cameron once remarked. How late did the prime minister decide to stay awake till on Sunday night, as Ukip triumphed in the Euro elections? Was he up for the humiliating defeat of his fellow Tory Martin Callanan, chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group in the European Parliament? Did he... 

UKIP ranks more than 30% in Britain – New Poll

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The results of the local elections have been fascinating. It was reasonable to expect that Ukip would do well in the European Parliament ballot (which is yet to be counted), but the fact that so many people chose to vote for the party at council level, too, suggests that the revolt is about more than just our relationship with Brussels. It represents a cry of rage against politics-as-usual, a cry... 

UK top politicians clash over EU, Ukraine

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The UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg clash over the EU and Ukraine during a televised debate. The two politicians clashed over whether the UK should remain in the European Union (EU) or leave the bloc during a televised debate on BBC on Wednesday. Clegg called his anti-EU opponent an isolationist, warning that an in/out referendum on Britain’s... 

UKIP leader calls for UK gun laws to be relaxed

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Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage The leader of Britain’s Eurosceptic right-wing political party, the UK Independence Party (UKIP), says the UK government should lift a ban on handguns that has been in place for almost two decades, calling the current ban on handguns “ludicrous.” “I think proper gun licensing is something we’ve done in this country responsibly and... 

UKIP Britain’s most popular party

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Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP). Britons view the UK Independence Party (UKIP) as more favourably than the country’s three main political parties, a new survey shows. According to the ComRes opinion poll for the Independent on Sunday and the Sunday Mirror, 27 percent of Britons said they felt most “favourable” towards UKIP, compared with 26, 25 and 14 percent towards... 

Cameron says UK may quit ECHR ‘to keep country safe’

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Britain could quit the European Convention on Human Rights so it can legally “chuck out” people threatening the country and its way of life, UK PM David Cameron said. Critics doubted Cameron’s honesty, saying such move would mean quitting the EU. In the first public statement of its kind, the British prime minister told BBC1 that he was ready to cut ties with the Strasbourg court, to prevent... 

British Parliament votes against military intervention in Syria

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British Prime Minister David Cameron trying to sell his war ploy at the House of Commons. The MP’s vote against military intervention in Syria marked a wonderful day for democracy in Britain, because at long last, the Parliament listened to public opinion and voted accordingly, casting a huge blow to the powerful British neo-con clique. In the great anti-war film All Quiet on the Western Front there’s... 

UK watchdog to investigate ‘go home’ anti-illegal immigration campaign

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The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority confirmed on Thursday that it would investigate the Home Office’s ‘Go Home’ van campaign targeted at illegal immigrants amid repeated complaints to the multicultural watchdog that it echoed “racist slogans”. The regulator stated that some 60 complaints had been made about the “Go Home or Face Arrest” billboard campaign by illegals who... 

UK government plans for EU referendum criticized as wrong

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Ed Miliband criticizes plans for EU referendum as “wrong” and damaging to economy. British Labour leader Ed Miliband says Tory plans to hold an in/out referendum on European Union (EU) membership are “wrong” and damaging to the UK’s national interest. Speaking to the Labour group Progress on Saturday, Miliband reiterated his opposition to the idea of an EU vote. Referring to British Prime... 

UKIP makes huge gains in local elections

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The UK Independence Party (UKIP) declares itself the official opposition after making big gains in local elections. UKIP is averaging 25% of the vote in the wards where it is standing with more than 140 seats so far, the state-run BBC reported. Labour stands in the lead and the Conservatives in second place with 29% and 25% respectively. UKIP is also in third place with 23% of votes while the Liberal... 
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