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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

British influence will wane in new EU Parliament

(27 May) The UK Independence Party’s victory, the loss of all but one Liberal Democrat MEP, the weakening of the Conservatives and the Labour Party’s performance in local and European … Continue reading

November 3, 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

UK Greens eye big gains as EU election booths open in Britain

The United Kingdom today (22 May) votes in a European parliamentary election dominated by the EU membership referendum, but also a poll which could see a surprise last-minute surge for … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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