Full glare of media on Civic Centre as Nigel Farage awaits to hear euro poll results

UKIP leader Nigel Farage.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage.

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SOUTHAMPTON is tonight set to be at the heart of one of the most dramatic election nights in British politics for generations.

The full glare of the national media is expected to be on the city’s Civic Centre tonight and the early hours of the morning as the results of Thursday’s European elections are announced.

The man everyone will be wanting to interview will be UKIP leader Nigel Farage – who is fighting to end to the UK’s membership of the European Union.

The maverick politician will be present at the count because he is a South East member of the European parliament (MEP).

Mr Farage will learn whether he will, as expected, be returned to the European parliament in Strasbourg – which is expected to be brimming with other nationalist parties after the election from across the continent.  

Fresh from his significant gains across England’s councils, Mr Farage is expected by many commentators to be celebrating massive gains across the UK, with new MEPs at the expense of the traditional parties.

The count will begin at 4pm.

Results are expected to start coming towards midnight and the early hours.

The Daily Echo's team will be there reporting what is expected to be a night of high political drama.

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8:03pm Sun 25 May 14

southy says...

One for the UKIP supporters to think about.
If UKIP was not interested in staying in the EU why waste resources and money in a Euro Elections when they can use it to fight Local and national elections.
The TUSC are not interested in the EU and never bothered about wasting time and money on putting up a EU campaign, Because the TUSC will give people the vote on the EU
One for the UKIP supporters to think about. If UKIP was not interested in staying in the EU why waste resources and money in a Euro Elections when they can use it to fight Local and national elections. The TUSC are not interested in the EU and never bothered about wasting time and money on putting up a EU campaign, Because the TUSC will give people the vote on the EU southy
  • Score: -4

9:29pm Sun 25 May 14

Cyber__Fug says...

southy wrote:
One for the UKIP supporters to think about.
If UKIP was not interested in staying in the EU why waste resources and money in a Euro Elections when they can use it to fight Local and national elections.
The TUSC are not interested in the EU and never bothered about wasting time and money on putting up a EU campaign, Because the TUSC will give people the vote on the EU
One for you and the other couple of TUSC supporters to think about.

You, the TUSC, can promise whatever you want because you will never be in a position to be able to carry it out - UKIP could possibly do so and if they do get EMP's elected they can dilute the cabal.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: One for the UKIP supporters to think about. If UKIP was not interested in staying in the EU why waste resources and money in a Euro Elections when they can use it to fight Local and national elections. The TUSC are not interested in the EU and never bothered about wasting time and money on putting up a EU campaign, Because the TUSC will give people the vote on the EU[/p][/quote]One for you and the other couple of TUSC supporters to think about. You, the TUSC, can promise whatever you want because you will never be in a position to be able to carry it out - UKIP could possibly do so and if they do get EMP's elected they can dilute the cabal. Cyber__Fug
  • Score: 1

9:30pm Sun 25 May 14

loosehead says...

southy wrote:
One for the UKIP supporters to think about.
If UKIP was not interested in staying in the EU why waste resources and money in a Euro Elections when they can use it to fight Local and national elections.
The TUSC are not interested in the EU and never bothered about wasting time and money on putting up a EU campaign, Because the TUSC will give people the vote on the EU
because if they're there then there won't be PRO EU people there signing our rights away or didn't you think of that?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: One for the UKIP supporters to think about. If UKIP was not interested in staying in the EU why waste resources and money in a Euro Elections when they can use it to fight Local and national elections. The TUSC are not interested in the EU and never bothered about wasting time and money on putting up a EU campaign, Because the TUSC will give people the vote on the EU[/p][/quote]because if they're there then there won't be PRO EU people there signing our rights away or didn't you think of that? loosehead
  • Score: 3

10:36pm Sun 25 May 14

southy says...

loosehead wrote:
southy wrote:
One for the UKIP supporters to think about.
If UKIP was not interested in staying in the EU why waste resources and money in a Euro Elections when they can use it to fight Local and national elections.
The TUSC are not interested in the EU and never bothered about wasting time and money on putting up a EU campaign, Because the TUSC will give people the vote on the EU
because if they're there then there won't be PRO EU people there signing our rights away or didn't you think of that?
But while they are doing that they have reduce there chances in national government, they don't have the membership in numbers to cover all post that come up for election
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: One for the UKIP supporters to think about. If UKIP was not interested in staying in the EU why waste resources and money in a Euro Elections when they can use it to fight Local and national elections. The TUSC are not interested in the EU and never bothered about wasting time and money on putting up a EU campaign, Because the TUSC will give people the vote on the EU[/p][/quote]because if they're there then there won't be PRO EU people there signing our rights away or didn't you think of that?[/p][/quote]But while they are doing that they have reduce there chances in national government, they don't have the membership in numbers to cover all post that come up for election southy
  • Score: -1

10:38pm Sun 25 May 14

southy says...

Cyber__Fug wrote:
southy wrote:
One for the UKIP supporters to think about.
If UKIP was not interested in staying in the EU why waste resources and money in a Euro Elections when they can use it to fight Local and national elections.
The TUSC are not interested in the EU and never bothered about wasting time and money on putting up a EU campaign, Because the TUSC will give people the vote on the EU
One for you and the other couple of TUSC supporters to think about.

You, the TUSC, can promise whatever you want because you will never be in a position to be able to carry it out - UKIP could possibly do so and if they do get EMP's elected they can dilute the cabal.
the way the TUSC is growing more so up north every chance that they will be in National government sooner than a lot think.
[quote][p][bold]Cyber__Fug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: One for the UKIP supporters to think about. If UKIP was not interested in staying in the EU why waste resources and money in a Euro Elections when they can use it to fight Local and national elections. The TUSC are not interested in the EU and never bothered about wasting time and money on putting up a EU campaign, Because the TUSC will give people the vote on the EU[/p][/quote]One for you and the other couple of TUSC supporters to think about. You, the TUSC, can promise whatever you want because you will never be in a position to be able to carry it out - UKIP could possibly do so and if they do get EMP's elected they can dilute the cabal.[/p][/quote]the way the TUSC is growing more so up north every chance that they will be in National government sooner than a lot think. southy
  • Score: -1

5:19am Mon 26 May 14

skeptik says...

The moons a balloon.
The moons a balloon. skeptik
  • Score: 2

10:23am Mon 26 May 14

downfader says...

South makes a valid point in his usual roundabout way...

..why take taxpayers money to do nothing as an MEP?
Source: http://www.theguardi
an.com/politics/2014
/apr/29/10-good-reas
ons-not-vote-ukip-ni
gel-farage-europe

UKIPs vote share in the locals was down from 23% last year to 17% this year. That suggests people are not confident of them in local Government. Every year they've had candidates in the Locals they've not managed to control a single council. They also havent gained a single MP.

The press coverage is really unjustified given their record.
South makes a valid point in his usual roundabout way... ..why take taxpayers money to do nothing as an MEP? Source: http://www.theguardi an.com/politics/2014 /apr/29/10-good-reas ons-not-vote-ukip-ni gel-farage-europe UKIPs vote share in the locals was down from 23% last year to 17% this year. That suggests people are not confident of them in local Government. Every year they've had candidates in the Locals they've not managed to control a single council. They also havent gained a single MP. The press coverage is really unjustified given their record. downfader
  • Score: 0

10:24am Mon 26 May 14

downfader says...

downfader wrote:
South makes a valid point in his usual roundabout way...

..why take taxpayers money to do nothing as an MEP?
Source: http://www.theguardi

an.com/politics/2014

/apr/29/10-good-reas

ons-not-vote-ukip-ni

gel-farage-europe

UKIPs vote share in the locals was down from 23% last year to 17% this year. That suggests people are not confident of them in local Government. Every year they've had candidates in the Locals they've not managed to control a single council. They also havent gained a single MP.

The press coverage is really unjustified given their record.
*Southy! Apologies
[quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: South makes a valid point in his usual roundabout way... ..why take taxpayers money to do nothing as an MEP? Source: http://www.theguardi an.com/politics/2014 /apr/29/10-good-reas ons-not-vote-ukip-ni gel-farage-europe UKIPs vote share in the locals was down from 23% last year to 17% this year. That suggests people are not confident of them in local Government. Every year they've had candidates in the Locals they've not managed to control a single council. They also havent gained a single MP. The press coverage is really unjustified given their record.[/p][/quote]*Southy! Apologies downfader
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11:58am Mon 26 May 14

southy says...

downfader no need to apologise you took the time to look things up.

When I last check over 50,000 people in England voted for TUSC and they was still counting looks like it will be well over 60,000 people by the time counting will be finished. and this as been done in 4 years, at the same point in UKIP life at 4 years UKIP could only get 1,500 votes, it took UKIP 9 years to win there first Election of any kind, But the TUSC done that in 4 years.
UKIP as never had problems with getting media coverage, they get more than any one else, but when it comes to TUSC they get extremely low coverage if any at all, the Christians Party got more media Coverage and they are very close to the bottom pile of the Political Groups/Party's.
Those powers at the very top fear us greatly and it showed just how much they feared us during the last 3 weeks, The Corporations that attend the Bilderberg meetings ran to the UN, the EU and UK Governments to get a law in place which would make it illegal for Royal Mail and the NHS from removing the private ownership and returning it back to the people, state ownership, It only the TUSC that as said it will do this returning the NHS and Royal Mail to state/people ownership and removing the private sector out of the NHS (its costing us £120 million a day that go's to the private sector with in the NHS when that money could of gone into the NHS running). This shows how much they fear the TUSC in putting things right, if they did not fear the TUSC they would never of run to the EU and UK governments and the UN to get this law made, they would of just brush it aside.
downfader no need to apologise you took the time to look things up. When I last check over 50,000 people in England voted for TUSC and they was still counting looks like it will be well over 60,000 people by the time counting will be finished. and this as been done in 4 years, at the same point in UKIP life at 4 years UKIP could only get 1,500 votes, it took UKIP 9 years to win there first Election of any kind, But the TUSC done that in 4 years. UKIP as never had problems with getting media coverage, they get more than any one else, but when it comes to TUSC they get extremely low coverage if any at all, the Christians Party got more media Coverage and they are very close to the bottom pile of the Political Groups/Party's. Those powers at the very top fear us greatly and it showed just how much they feared us during the last 3 weeks, The Corporations that attend the Bilderberg meetings ran to the UN, the EU and UK Governments to get a law in place which would make it illegal for Royal Mail and the NHS from removing the private ownership and returning it back to the people, state ownership, It only the TUSC that as said it will do this returning the NHS and Royal Mail to state/people ownership and removing the private sector out of the NHS (its costing us £120 million a day that go's to the private sector with in the NHS when that money could of gone into the NHS running). This shows how much they fear the TUSC in putting things right, if they did not fear the TUSC they would never of run to the EU and UK governments and the UN to get this law made, they would of just brush it aside. southy
  • Score: 2

2:24pm Mon 26 May 14

loosehead says...

Millibands statement on TV today about Labour's referendum policy could have just cost Labour the election as Farage now knows what marginals to attack & they're all Labour held seats so congratulations go to Ed Milliband & come on the Tories.
Millibands statement on TV today about Labour's referendum policy could have just cost Labour the election as Farage now knows what marginals to attack & they're all Labour held seats so congratulations go to Ed Milliband & come on the Tories. loosehead
  • Score: 0

2:50pm Mon 26 May 14

downfader says...

loosehead wrote:
Millibands statement on TV today about Labour's referendum policy could have just cost Labour the election as Farage now knows what marginals to attack & they're all Labour held seats so congratulations go to Ed Milliband & come on the Tories.
Equally Camerons recent statements on Radio 4. In an odd way Labour and the Tories need to stand together on this. They've both let people down
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Millibands statement on TV today about Labour's referendum policy could have just cost Labour the election as Farage now knows what marginals to attack & they're all Labour held seats so congratulations go to Ed Milliband & come on the Tories.[/p][/quote]Equally Camerons recent statements on Radio 4. In an odd way Labour and the Tories need to stand together on this. They've both let people down downfader
  • Score: 0

5:46pm Mon 26 May 14

loosehead says...

downfader wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Millibands statement on TV today about Labour's referendum policy could have just cost Labour the election as Farage now knows what marginals to attack & they're all Labour held seats so congratulations go to Ed Milliband & come on the Tories.
Equally Camerons recent statements on Radio 4. In an odd way Labour and the Tories need to stand together on this. They've both let people down
Camerons promised a referendum & now knows if he wins he'll have to keep his promise.
Milliband just won't admit he's wrong & we the people want our country back.
If my party the Tory party win & no referendum I go to UKIP & so will many more from both Labour & tory parties.
[quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Millibands statement on TV today about Labour's referendum policy could have just cost Labour the election as Farage now knows what marginals to attack & they're all Labour held seats so congratulations go to Ed Milliband & come on the Tories.[/p][/quote]Equally Camerons recent statements on Radio 4. In an odd way Labour and the Tories need to stand together on this. They've both let people down[/p][/quote]Camerons promised a referendum & now knows if he wins he'll have to keep his promise. Milliband just won't admit he's wrong & we the people want our country back. If my party the Tory party win & no referendum I go to UKIP & so will many more from both Labour & tory parties. loosehead
  • Score: 0

8:32pm Mon 26 May 14

downfader says...

loosehead wrote:
downfader wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Millibands statement on TV today about Labour's referendum policy could have just cost Labour the election as Farage now knows what marginals to attack & they're all Labour held seats so congratulations go to Ed Milliband & come on the Tories.
Equally Camerons recent statements on Radio 4. In an odd way Labour and the Tories need to stand together on this. They've both let people down
Camerons promised a referendum & now knows if he wins he'll have to keep his promise.
Milliband just won't admit he's wrong & we the people want our country back.
If my party the Tory party win & no referendum I go to UKIP & so will many more from both Labour & tory parties.
Question is - do many Tory supporters trust Cameron? Polls have suggested they dont in the past. They're 2% behind Labour in the ratings so there is no real glee to be gained.

Many UKIP policies are very Thatcherite.

I wonder how many UKIPpers/antiEU holiday in Spain and Portugal..? And how withdrawal will affect those travel plans? EU laws account for about 16% of British affected legislature - if/when we withdraw what comes in to protect wages, holiday pay, maternity leave? If anything?

If we have to close our borders how will the recent series of cuts to Border Force cope with the new arrangements? And trade deals wont be renegotiated overnight so there would be some kind of interim period, possibly with a problematic economic situation....

...everything just leads to more questions...
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Millibands statement on TV today about Labour's referendum policy could have just cost Labour the election as Farage now knows what marginals to attack & they're all Labour held seats so congratulations go to Ed Milliband & come on the Tories.[/p][/quote]Equally Camerons recent statements on Radio 4. In an odd way Labour and the Tories need to stand together on this. They've both let people down[/p][/quote]Camerons promised a referendum & now knows if he wins he'll have to keep his promise. Milliband just won't admit he's wrong & we the people want our country back. If my party the Tory party win & no referendum I go to UKIP & so will many more from both Labour & tory parties.[/p][/quote]Question is - do many Tory supporters trust Cameron? Polls have suggested they dont in the past. They're 2% behind Labour in the ratings so there is no real glee to be gained. Many UKIP policies are very Thatcherite. I wonder how many UKIPpers/antiEU holiday in Spain and Portugal..? And how withdrawal will affect those travel plans? EU laws account for about 16% of British affected legislature - if/when we withdraw what comes in to protect wages, holiday pay, maternity leave? If anything? If we have to close our borders how will the recent series of cuts to Border Force cope with the new arrangements? And trade deals wont be renegotiated overnight so there would be some kind of interim period, possibly with a problematic economic situation.... ...everything just leads to more questions... downfader
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