Anti-EU Parties Soar in "Political Earthquake" Elections

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Anti-EU Parties Soar in "Political Earthquake" Elections


With European Union bosses working overtime to finish crushing what remains of national sovereignty and self-government in Europe, the public across much of the bloc appears to have had enough. In the May 22-25 elections to the European "Parliament," political parties opposed to the ongoing EU takeover made massive gains. Meanwhile, in another troubling omen for the super-state and its proponents, less than 45 percent of eligible voters actually cast a ballot in the elections.

Perhaps the most significant victory for liberty-minded pro-sovereignty forces came out of the United Kingdom. The U.K. Independence Party (UKIP), which has been demonized by the establishment, officially became the biggest political force, earning close to 30 percent of the vote and beating out both "establishment" parties--the first time in a century an alternative to the two has beat them both. The pro-EU Labor Party and the ruling Conservative Party each earned less than one-fourth of the vote, prompting Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron to acknowledge the obvious: The public is "disillusioned" with the super-state. …

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