The European elections in England were a triumph for Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party, which took 32% of the vote. There was real success for the Liberal Democrats and Greens as well, deep disappointment for Labour and the new Change UK party and disaster for the Conservatives.
The word “populism” was everywhere in 2016. Political leaders claiming to speak for the people have achieved significant victories in Europe, Asia, and, with the election of Donald Trump, the United States, writes.
The leaders of the campaign to get Britain out of the European Union sought to ease concerns about the country’s uncertain economic future by giving public backing to Bank of England governor Mark Carney and finance minister George Osborne.
Online opinion polls in the run-up to May 5 elections across Britain overstated support for the UK Independence Party, suggesting they may also be overestimating backing for leaving the EU, according to a leading polling analyst.
A man who uses a wheelchair was left alone on a locked train in Dublin as no staff were available, Ian Bailey has been ordered to pay his full court costs, an Irish Examiner poll has reveals 94% of readers think the Government need to invest in a Limerick - Cork motorway and Villa's rising star Jack Grealish rejects a first senior Republic of Ireland call-up.
Enda Kenny says the Marriage Equality Referendum has nothing to do with children or religion, a Maynooth student develops an app which rates business’ wheelchair accessibility, Nigel Farage has his resignation as leader of UKIP rejected and remains as leader and Barcelona and Messi signal they mean business.
British prime minister David Cameron yesterday said there was only a “pretty slim” chance he could bring forward to 2015 a referendum on the country’s membership of the EU which he wants to hold if he wins a national election in May.
Britain leaving the EU would be a disaster for both it and the 28-nation bloc, Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi said yesterday .British prime minister David Cameron has promised to renegotiate Britain’s ties with the EU before offering a membership referendum in 2017 if his Conservatives are re-elected next year.
Nigel Farage claimed to have pulled off the “most extraordinary result in British politics for 100 years” as Ukip surged to the top of the European polls in a contest which will leave the leaders of Westminster’s main parties counting the cost.
The EU has sought to calm fears in countries such as Britain, France, and Germany that they face a mass influx of Romanians and Bulgarians following the lifting of restrictions, a change that risks fuelling anti-immigrant sentiment in Europe.