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Watching the televised coverage of the European Parliamentary elections you could be forgiven for thinking it was a relatively neutral night for the left and right. Certainly, the possibility for spinning it that way existed, which is what the BBC, Sky, and others did over the course of the evening.

But make no mistake, the populist/nationalist right were the big winners last night.

That’s not to say there weren’t advances made by the Greens and Liberal Democrats across Europe yesterday. Of course there were, just take a look at the new make-up of the European Parliament.


Raheem Kassam is a bestselling author, Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute, and former advisor to Brexit leader Nigel Farage
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