Going into the 2014 European elections, Nigel Farage, the leader of United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), had promised a "political earthquake". Once the votes were counted, there was no doubt that his fringe right-wing populist party had shaken the UK’s political scene at its roots. For the first time in modern British history, neither Labour nor the Conservatives came first in a British national election. The UKIP beat the two most established British parties with nearly 28% of the vote - a stunning result for a group that only 20 years ago hardly scraped 1% of the votes in its first European elections.
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