Responding to overwhelming vote from 5 Star Movement members to join UKIP in the Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group in the European Parliament, UKIP leader Nigel Farage said:
“I am extremely pleased with this result.
I look forward to working with 5 Star Movement very much to provide a genuine voice of opposition in the European Parliament.
This gives a great confidence boost to those other delegation members who are coming to sign up to our common Group next week. This feeds into a process of solidifying what should be a big group.
We will be the peoples’ voice. “