Monday, May 27, 2019

Brexit Party Emerges As Clear Leader In EU Votes To Win 24 Seats


The Brexit Party emerges as clear leader in EU votes



The Brexit Party is set to sensationally wipe the floor with the floundering Tories and Labour in the European election as vote counting is underway.
Forecasts show that Nigel Farage’s new party will win 24 seats, or 32 per cent, while the Tory government trails behind with only 12 per cent, reports The Sun.
Despite voting to leave more than three years ago, Britain was forced to take part in the polls and elect a whole new raft of Members of the European parliament (MEPs) in 12 regions.
Brits will pick 73 MEPs to seat in the 750-strong European parliament.
This year’s turnout represents a two per cent rise from 2014.
Tories secretly fear they could be completely wiped out, as some polls had them on just six per cent.
The Labour Party is predicted to grab 19 per cent of the vote along with the Liberal Democrats who are also forecast to get around 19 with the Greens on 10.
Votes will be announced from 10pm UK time this evening (7am AEST).
Farage has declared himself a “king maker” and said any Tory leader will need his support to beat Jeremy Corbyn in the next general election.
He told Fox News: “On Sunday night, we get the results of the European elections. The Conservative Party will get less than 10 per cent of the vote.
“The Brexit Party which I founded six weeks ago is expected to top the polls with 35 per cent.
“Whoever the Conservatives choose, whether it’s Boris or not, without my support they won’t win the next election.”

Brits went to vote on Thursday in the European elections — but the results aren’t in yet as the rest of Europe hasn’t finished voting yet.
While Britain waits for their votes to be counted foreign nationals living in the UK are queuing up in their droves to vote.
One man made a 20 second film of the queue as people patiently waited to play their part in the election.
Huge crowds gathered around The Midlands Greek and Cypriot Association, in Erdington, standing for hours to have their say in this year’s European Elections.

Shocked onlooker, Chrisso Elia, said: “I have never seen a turnout like this. Thousands of Romanians have come to cast their vote for the elections.
“The queue isn’t just outside the polling station — it snakes all the way around the park.”
Hundreds of Greek nationals and Cypriots are also expected to attend the venue, further adding to the strain.
More than 426 million people across the continent are eligible to vote in the elections.
The UK and the Netherlands fired the starting gun on Thursday, followed by Ireland and the Czech Republic on Friday.
Latvia, Malta and Slovakia joined in on Saturday, while the remainder — including EU giants France and Germany, and keenly watched Italy — cast their b



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