Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party has surged again. After parting ways with the increasingly irrelevant UK Independence Party (UKIP), Farage’s newly branded “people’s army” is now polling above the Labour and Conservative parties put together ahead of the European Parliamentary elections at the end of May.
From humble beginnings in his small, creaking Westminster office, the Brexit Party has managed to command the attention of the electorate ahead of what is being billed as an effective “second referendum”: the EuroParl elections.
New data published by the Observer newspaper (the Guardian’s Sunday, sister paper) reveals the Brexit Party polling at 34 per cent of the vote. Up another six points in the past week.
Meanwhile, Labour come in second with 21 per cent of the vote (down seven), and the Conservative Party trail in fourth – behind the Liberal Democrats (12) – with just 11 per cent of the vote. This, if realized, would be the Conservative Party’s worst ever performance in an election in modern history.
Westminster voting intention – if there were to be a domestic General Election soon – also spells major trouble for Theresa May’s so-called Conservative Party.
The Observer/Opinion poll shows Labour on 28 per cent, the Conservative Party on 22 per cent, and the Brexit Party on 21 per cent.
The shift in Labour votes to the Brexit Party in recent weeks is a direct result of Farage and the Brexit Party team taking their show on the road to the Labour heartlands of Britain.
Farage has held over a dozen rallies and events in recent weeks, predominantly targeting working class voters who opted to Leave the European Union, but have traditionally supported the Labour Party.
The Labour Party’s position on Brexit is still unclear, given its leader Jeremy Corbyn’s historically opposition to the European Union, but most of the remainder of the party being in favor.
Farage and co have taken clear advantage of the cognitive dissonance emanating from Labour, and the sheer ineptitude of May’s Conservative Party.
The European elections will be held on May 23, with Human Events on the ground in London, reporting.