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WorldBrexit Party 'could win' next UK election after EU success

03:15  28 may  2019
03:15  28 may  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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EXCLUSIVE: The Brexit Party has alarmed the Conservatives after winning a stunning victory in the European elections - but one political expert has told Express.co. uk Nigel Farage’s party would not repeat its success in a general election .

The Brexit Party was the clear winner in the UK 's European elections , while the pro- EU Lib Dems came second. The Conservatives and Labour suffered heavy losses, with the former getting less than 10% of the vote. Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said he was ready to "take on" the main parties in

Brexit Party 'could win' next UK election after EU success© AAP Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage, who wants to speed up Britain's exit from Europe, celebrates some big results. Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has warned Britain’s ruling Conservative leadership he could win the country’s next general election if it fails to deliver Brexit, after his new party’s success in the European polls.

Farage’s victorious sweep of seats came on the back of anger at the failure of Prime Minister Theresa May to take the UK out of the European Union.

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The Brexit party topped the European elections with 33.1 per cent of the vote based on results so far. The Conservatives were hammered, being pushed down into fifth place on just 8.8 per cent.

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European elections : Farage 'ready' for general election . The Brexit Party was the clear winner in the UK ’s After the success , Nigel Farage told reporters he was lined up to take over Number 10. He said the Brexit Party was poised to win a general election if the new Tory leader fails to deliver

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Overall, out of 64 British European MPs declared so far, Farage's party has won 28, the Lib Dems 15, Labour 10, Greens seven, the Tories three and Welsh nationalists Plaid Cymru one.

“There’s a huge message here, the Labour and Conservative parties can learn a massive lesson tonight, though I don’t suppose they actually will,” Farage said.

As May’s Conservative Party starts to select a new leader, Farage declared he had no trust in any of the candidates delivering Brexit.

After delays to Brexit, Farage said Britain had to leave the EU on October 31, the current deadline for Britain’s parliament to agree an exit deal.

Britain was previously scheduled to leave on March 29.

“The next date is 31 October. That will become as big a day in people’s minds as March 29.

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“ European elections are set up for Brexit Party success ,” he said. “The system of voting and the large regions suit them, and they were able to Strathclyde University’s Professor Sir John Curtice agreed that the Brexit Party would struggle to win Westminster seats and that Tories are likely to

“If we don’t leave on [31 October], then we can expect to see the Brexit party’s success last night continue into the next general election,” Farage told BBC radio.

May quit on Friday, saying it was a matter of deep regret she had been unable to deliver Brexit and arguing the decision of the 2016 referendum should be honoured. That opened up a period of further uncertainty as the Conservatives decide on who will take over as prime minister.

Brexit Party 'could win' next UK election after EU success© PA/AAP Brexit Party successes Tracy Knowles, Anna Bailey, Jonathan Bullock, Annunziata Rees-Mogg and Matthew Patten.

But the European election results also showed success for pro-EU Green and liberal parties, reports CNN.

Green parties picked up votes all over Europe, most notably in Germany. The Greens finished in second place after attracting a third of young voters, according to German state broadcaster ZDF.

In the UK, a country that was supposed to have left the EU before these elections took place, the pro-EU Liberal Democrats - who campaigned on the slogan "Bollocks to Brexit" - outperformed against expectation.

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WIN the European elections as voters punish the Tories for the ongoing chaos around Leaving the EU . his own Brexit Party , vowing to fight for a proper EU exit that didn't betray the British people. What does a No Deal Brexit mean for the UK ? But today experts warned that she's run out of time

EU election (Image: EU election : If the Brexit Party wins it will call for the UK to leave the Eu immediately ). Fed-up Conservative MPs could unite to oust PM Theresa May if the Brexit Party wins the EU vote. Mrs May is currently in talks with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to try and reach a

Brexit Party 'could win' next UK election after EU success Marine Le Pen's far-right party are just in front of President Emmanuel Macron's centrist alliance. Brexit Party 'could win' next UK election after EU success© AAP Chancellor Angela Merkel has seen a 'green wave' hit Germany and she's also under pressure from the far right.

And despite Emmanuel Macron - a leader who has repeatedly pitched himself as the man to take Europe forward - being narrowly defeated in France by the Nationalist Marine Le Pen, there is a silver lining for Europhiles.

Macron's pro-EU centrists will join a bloc of liberals - who are set to be the third largest group in the Parliament - that will soon wield enough power to dictate its vision of Europe to others.

However, while these results are good news for those wanting to keep the EU alive, they are bad news for the political groups currently dominating Brussels.

Brexit Party 'could win' next UK election after EU success© AP/AAP A woman wearing an Brexit Party 'could win' next UK election after EU success© EPA/AAP Republican Left of Catalonia candidate Ernest Maragall celebrates.

The Greens and liberals do not sing from the same hymn sheet as the two parties that have dominated European politics for so long -- the centre-right European People's Party (EPP) and centre-left European Socialists (S&D).

Like many Euroskeptics, Green and liberal parties also want to reform and renew Europe.

The European Union elections have consisted of four days of ballots across the 28-nation bloc.

The far-right League of Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini stands a chance of pipping Chancellor Angela Merkel's German conservatives as the party with the largest number of seats in the chamber.

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