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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

UK legal challenge rebuffed as euro nations prepare FTT statement

The European Court of Justice Wednesday (30 April) threw out the United Kingdom’s controversial legal challenge against the bloc of euro area nations pressing ahead with a Financial Transaction Tax. … Continue reading

November 4, 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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