Y’know, I don’t often “do” politics on here, but some occasions just call for it:
The UK Independence party and France’s far-right Front National stormed to victory in European elections on Sunday night, as populist and nationalist parties across the continent dealt a heavy blow to the push for closer integration.
Nigel Farage, Ukip leader, said the result – the first time a party other than Labour or the Conservatives had won a UK national election since 1910 – represented an “earthquake”. Marine Le Pen, the FN leader, said that there had been a “massive rejection of the EU”, while mainstream politicians struggled to come to terms with what had happened.
Things like this make me regret not “do”ing politics on here more often.