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Le Pen candidate joins Farage’s new EFD group

A former French National Front MEP has joined Nigel Farage’s Europe of Freedom and Democracy group in the European Parliament, which now has enough support to re-form. Joelle Bergeron, 64, … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Five Star Movement votes online to join Farage’s EFD

Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement last night (12 June) voted overwhelmingly in an online referendum to join the UK Independence Party led Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group in … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lithuanians vow to stick by Farage and EFD

The leader of Lithuania’s Order and Justice Party has written to Nigel Farage, denying he will leave the Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group to join Marine Le Pen’s alliance … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Farage’s EU Parliament group faces uncertain future

Despite a resounding victory in the UK, Nigel Farage’s Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group in the European Parliament risks isolation and even extinction without the support of Beppe Grillo’s … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

UKIP clinch European elections victory, Lib Dems plunge

The UK Independence Party scored an expected yet resounding victory in the European Parliament elections while the Liberal Democrats faced electoral wipeout, after first results were announced early Monday morning … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Leading Tory MEP relying on UKIP to save his seat

The chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists, Martin Callanan, is relying on the UK Independence Party to poach enough Labour votes to save his seat in tonight’s (25 May) … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Farage will quit Brussels for Westminster, EFD group hit by defections

Nigel Farage’s Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group was hit Tuesday night (10 June) by reports that Lithuania’s Order and Justice Party had followed Italy’s Lega Nord in defecting to … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

ECR predicts kingmaker role after EU elections

European Conservatives and Reformists MEP Struan Stevenson predicts a kingmaker role for his European Parliament group after I questioned its continued relevance on an election night that saw eurosceptic parties … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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