Results pouring in from the hard-fought European Parliamentary Election campaigns across Europe have revealed massive voter disdain for the two big centrist blocs in the parliament, and voter endorsement for radical parties all the way from the far-left Greens to the harder political right.
Whereas results evidently differ across nations, the broad themes of the night are:
- Major Eurosceptic victories in Italy, France, and Britain;
- An increase in the eurosceptic Alternative for Germany party;
- An increase for Green and liberal democrat parties across Europe;
- Humiliation for the pro-EU ‘Change UK’ party, as well as the increasingly unpredictable UKIP.
The big winners on the night in terms of personalities are of course Nigel Farage, Marine Le Pen, and Matteo Salvini.