Daily Caller -- By Neil Munro
Britain’s newest party is set to become the nation’s most popular, outpacing the nation’s pro-immigration establishment parties, according to polls and initial results from Thursday balloting.
“We are facing a political earthquake,” said one political reporter at a major network.
The UK Independence Party has achieved a “stunning success,” said Lynne Featherstone, a member of parliament for a rival party, and a cabinet minister in the coalition government.
The UKIP’s success is matched by the rise of patriotic or national parties in several other countries, including Denmark, Finland, Sweden and France. It complements the anti-establishment upsurge in the United States, where GOP-linked tea party activists are pushing back against crony capitalism, overreaching government and record levels of immigration.