Why Britain’s Labour Party Shouldn’t Fear Brexit Firebrand Nigel Farage

Why Britain’s Labour Party Shouldn’t Fear Brexit Firebrand Nigel Farage
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage at a Brexit Party rally in Peterborough ahead of the upcoming by-election, June 1, 2019 (Press Association photo by Danny Lawson via AP Images).

Just two weeks after the far-right Brexit Party emerged as one of the winners of the European Parliament elections, Nigel Farage’s new political outfit was presented with its first opportunity to win a British parliamentary seat. It was in a by-election in the constituency of Peterborough that appeared firmly slanted in its favor. Peterborough voted to leave the European Union in the 2016 referendum by a clear majority of nearly 61 percent. Its disgraced Labour MP, Fiona Onasanya, who was only elected in 2017 by a paper-thin margin of 607 votes, had been recalled by her own party after being […]

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