Nigel Farage, leader of the Brexit Party. Photo: Bloomberg

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party triumphs in EU elections, as Tories score worst results in decades

  • Nigel Farage says Britain should ready itself to leave the EU without a divorce deal, after his Brexit Party sweeps almost a third of the votes
  • The Brexit Party won 28 of the 73 British EU seats up for grabs and almost a third of the votes, and the Conservatives won three EU seats – a catastrophic result for the party of government
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Nigel Farage, leader of the Brexit Party. Photo: Bloomberg
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French President Emmanuel Macron (right) welcomes Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE

EU elections: France’s Emmanuel Macron and Spain’s Pedro Sanchez meet to discuss top jobs and reject far-right as populists gain ground

  • Results showed wins for Eurosceptic and green parties as the traditional mainstream groups took a hit
  • The main centre-right and centre-left groups lost their combined majority in the 751-seat parliament
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French President Emmanuel Macron (right) welcomes Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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