Nigel Farage may not be a name known outside of Britain, but his U.K. Independence Party is set for an unprecedented victory in the European elections later this month. The loquacious leader has been a member of the European Parliament for 15 years, but he advocates cutting Britain’s EU ties. His message of British independence has galvanized support from all walks of life, though his opposition to immigration has often been labeled as covert racism. Current polling puts UKIP ahead of both the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties, which currently form an uneasy government coalition.