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Farage Vows to ‘Shake Up’ British Politics in 2014

Politics » BULGARIA IN EU | January 1, 2014, Wednesday // 19:30| Views: 1189 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Farage Vows to ‘Shake Up’ British Politics in 2014 UKIP leader, MEP Nigel Farage. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Populist British politician Nigel Farage believes his Ukip party will “shake up” British politics this year.

In an article for The Daily Telegraph’s website, the controversial MEP has said he believes that the “crisis of powerlessness for the Coalition” is an opportunity for his party to top the polls in May’s EU elections.

“In May of this year, I shall do everything possible to turn the election for the European Parliament into a quasi-referendum on EU membership and expect an electorate frustrated with the present and hopeful of future change to come out in great numbers to vote for Ukip,” Farage said.

He said he would continue to push for an EU exit, claiming that “if we leave the EU we'll be free; free from EU legislation, from EU taxes, and Euro induced recessions.”

The recent rise in Ukip’s popularity has been fueled by widespread fears that Britain would see an “influx” of Bulgarian and Romanian nationals after January 1.

As of Wednesday, labor restrictions for Bulgarians are Romanians are allowed to work anywhere in the European Union as the last of their membership restrictions are lifted.

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