Monday, 26 May 2014
'The people's army are on the march'
UKIP swept to victory in the European elections, seeing its support surge by more than 12 per cent ahead of Labour and the Tories who are neck-and-neck on around 24 per cent. Nigel Farage (pictured as he won in Southampton) said it was the most 'extraordinary result in British politics for 100 years'.
His supporters around the country, including in Newcastle (top left) were jubilant, but the Lib Dems are the big losers, wiped out in many areas and clinging on to just one MEP. Nick Clegg is facing fresh calls to resign. Across the Channel France's far-right National Front led by Marine Le Pen (top right), was on course for a massive victory as the country swung behind its anti-immigration, anti-EU agenda. But there are concerns over the impact of far-right groups across Europe, including these National Front supporters in Paris (bottom right).Culled