UKIP’s Farage hopes for deal with Italy’s 5-star leader Grillo

(Reuters) – The leader of Britain’s anti-European Union UK Independence Party (UKIP) said on Sunday he hoped to form an alliance with Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement in the European Parliament.

UKIP’s Nigel Farage met with 5-star leader Beppe Grillo earlier this week after both parties performed strongly in European Parliament elections earlier in May.

Anti-establishment parties across the continent more than doubled their representation in the election, tapping into voters’ anger with Brussels over austerity, mass unemployment and immigration.

“I met Beppe Grillo last week … I am hoping we can do a deal with him and our group will sit bang in the middle politically of that parliament with a strong Europsceptic agenda,” Farage told the BBC in an interview…more

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