If there was ever the ultimate demonstration of how the Internet has literally changed Politics; of how one man and one fringe Party has altered, literally altered beyond belief, the political map of Europe, it is in two Youtube videos.
The first is a speech by Nigel Farage to an audience comprising mainly Media staff and personalities, where he talks about how this change has been brought about. How a literate, charismatic businessman-turned-politician could make the difference between a tiny fringe Party with not much hope of anything; and then turn into the game-changer which was UKIP. He speaks of opportunities denied, of being ignored by the BBC and all mainstream media: and then, dramatically, the ability to reach a mass audience; of being able to reach anyone with a computer and broadband access: by virtue of YouTube:-
A sample speech from 2012, where he lambasts the EU Commission for the tragedy which was how Greece, once a sovereign Nation, was treated and transformed into a nation of begging bowls, unemployment approaching 50% for the youth; and being governed by a European/German Gauleiter! And the Parliament, apart from one impotent Kraut who tried to get him censured for his language; sat silent because every bloody word was true!