UPDATE: Doubts have now been cast about the veracity of the story, with the secretary of the Modena Lega Nord saying he had
Farage himself predicted an "earthquake" while other prominent right wingers envisage "the liberation from the European elite, the monster in Brussels". So are they correct? Their success would certainly send a shockwave across the continent but are we really about to find ourselves at the mercy of the most anti-EU, combatively euro-sceptic European Parliament to date? No.
Catalans gather in a bid to create a 400-kilometre (250-mile) human chain, part of a campaign for independence from Spain