UK’s anti-EU party looks to be big winner in local elections Add to ...

May 23, 2014 10:50 AM

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Early results from the local council elections in Britain point to a surge in popularity of the UK Independence Party, whose fierce anti-Europe stance has rattled the mainstream British parties and will encourage the populist Eurosceptic parties who are campaigning across the continent.

While the final results from the local elections will not be known until later Friday, it appeared that UKIP, led by the charismatic Nigel Farage, was on course to win third of the votes in some of the big cities, such as Birmingham, where its presence had been small to nil. UKIP was stealing votes ...

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