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The real story from last night’s European Parliament election results is the huge surge in support for the strongly pro-People’s Vote parties.

May 27, 2019 3:08 PM
By Jo Swinson MP in

The Liberal Democrats, the Greens, the SNP, Change UK and Plaid Cymru won 40% of the vote compared to 35% for the Brexit Party and UKIP.

Clearly, there is no mandate for Nigel Farage's terrifying vision of crashing out of the EU with no deal. But there is real danger ahead. Farage has reinserted himself back into our politics. And the Conservative Party looks likely to elect a new leader who will seek to emulate him by steering a course towards a no deal crash-out.

That means we face a huge battle over the coming weeks.