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UKIP, the Radical Right and the European Parliament Elections

Chatham House, London

Event documents

Transcript: UKIP, the Radical Right and the European Parliament Elections
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Q&A: UKIP, the Radical Right and the European Parliament Elections
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Participants

Nigel Farage, Leader, UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Dr Matthew Goodwin, Associate Fellow, Europe, Chatham House; Co-author, Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain
Laura Sandys MP; Convenor, European Mainstream
Joe Twyman, Director of Political Research, EMEA, YouGov
Chair: Sarah Montague, Presenter, Today Programme, BBC

Overview

Falling between the two debates between UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on the issue of Britain's membership of the EU, the panel will discuss public support for Euroscepticism in Britain and beyond and consider the broader impact of parties such as UKIP at the upcoming European Parliament elections in May. They will examine who is supporting parties like UKIP, why, and what the emergence of these radical right parties tells us about broader changes in Western societies.

ASK A QUESTION: Send questions for the speakers by email to questions@chathamhouse.org or using #askCH on Twitter. A selection will be put to them during the event.