I wonders whether UKIP is even known outside of Europe.

UKIP is the United Kingdom Independence Party, which campaign on the right to self determination and libertarianism.

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    I live in the US and I personally haven't heard of the UKIP before – Sam I am says Reinstate Monica Dec 2 '13 at 19:54
  • Google search for ""United Kingdom Independence Party"" shows 120,000 results. Not big. – user4012 Dec 2 '13 at 20:54
  • The only reason I know of ukip is because I read the Economist. That said, I doubt most Americans can tell you the two parties in Cameron's coalition. Beyond "Tory" and "Labor" we are lost. Lib-dems, you say? – Affable Geek Dec 3 '13 at 2:09
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    @AffableGeek - Tory? Didn't we kick their behinds couple hundred years ago? – user4012 Dec 7 '13 at 5:19
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    I hang in American conservative circles, where UKIP is generally seen favorably. In particular, they tend to align with the Republican Party on key issues, such as welfare, taxes and border security. But we're talking about people who are highly engaged in politics; your average American probably knows squat about that. – TenthJustice Aug 12 '14 at 15:41

Few Americans know about the UKIP itself, but a lot of right-wingers in the US hail Nigel Farage's speeches in the European Parliament as telling what they perceive to be the truth about the Euro, the European project, and national sovereignty. Glenn Beck is a good example. Look at this clip, for instance.

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  • Glenn Beck is one person. Famous and influential one, but ONE. Where'd "a lot of right-wingers" come from? – user4012 Dec 3 '13 at 5:14
  • @DVK It's just an example. I could try to find more examples. I've seen a lot of people talk about Nigel Farage's speeches – Keshav Srinivasan Dec 3 '13 at 5:36
  • Is the path the EU and the Euro is taking a cause for concern in America? The impression we get over the pond is that Obama withes the US of A could join! – Chaffers Dec 4 '13 at 1:13
  • @Chaffers Part of the reason right-wingers in the US like Nigel Farage is that they have similar fears about the United Nations that Farage has about the European Union, so they view what's happening in Europe as the shape of things to come. The American left, on the other hand, tends to take a more cosmopolitan view. – Keshav Srinivasan Dec 5 '13 at 7:35

Looking at some articles in the Swedish press they are often described as a xenophobic (sometimes racist) and far right party.(SvD, SVT)

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    I'm deeply shocked and surprised that left wing journalists (oxymoron, i know) would objectively describe anyone whose politics they disagree with as xenophobic, racist and far right. – user4012 Aug 12 '14 at 19:02
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    @DVK Actually SvD is right-wing (liberal/conservative) while SVT is considered to be objective. – liftarn Aug 13 '14 at 6:37
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    And Swedish opinion correlates with US opinion how? – Evil Washing Machine Aug 13 '14 at 13:15
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    @EvilWashingMachine: The question included "or elsewhere". – liftarn Aug 13 '14 at 14:52

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