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Farage wreaks havoc on major parties in European elections

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The Brexit Party and the Liberal Democrats delivered a crushing blow to the Conservatives and Labour at the European elections.

The success of Nigel Farage’s party in its campaign for a no-deal Brexit is likely to push the Conservative leadership candidates into hardline positions on leaving the EU.

As the numbers from the latest European election are still trickling in the Brexit party holds on to 30% of the vote.

The four days of balloting across the 28 European Union countries were seen as a test of the influence of the nationalist, populist and hard-right movements that have swept the continent in recent years and impelled Britain to quit the EU.

Brexit won 28 seats, Lib Dems won 15, Labour won 10 (down from 20 in 2014), the Greens had seven (up from three in 2014) and the Conservatives slumped to just three (compared with 19 last time).

With the votes scattered across the board, it only shows that the country is still divided on Brexit. The fight to leave is still an uphill battle for the  Brexit party.

With the Brexit party holding the largest amount of seats on their own, if the other parties are wanting to remain in the EU they will need to band together to make it happen.




Picture: La Croix

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