UKIP Take Cheer from Victory of True Finns

It is fair to say that UKIP are ecstatic that their Finnish sister party have surged in Finland. Their tough on immigration, tough on the EU policies have seen the 16-year-old party surge from 4.1% of the vote in the last parliamentary election to 19.4%, tonight, taking their parliamentary representation from 5 to 39 MPs. At pixel time they have out-polled the Social Democrats and overnight smashed the Finnish pro-EU consensus.

No wonder Nigel Farage is smiling…

UPDATE: With 99.5% of the votes counted the True Finns were the only party to gain seats, taking 19.1% of the vote, level with the Social Democrats and just 1.2% behind the conservative National Coalition Party. It is the equivalent of UKIP gaining 120 Westminster seats…




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