For once, AN is talking out of his bum if he considers the "populist surge" to be muted.
Unless of course he denies that the Lib Dems have also stood on a populist ticket, albeit diametrically opposite that of the Brexit Party.
Is there a more annoying MP than Layla Moran?
BBC now in full on Lib Dem/Greens support mode. Sod that. Well done Nigel and TBP. A well deserved kick in the nuts to the wassocks in Westminster.
I’m off to bed!
Why not proportional representation then? Vote for your preferred order of alternatives. If you can't get a majority for your preferred option then at least you could support the next most palatable option.
Nobody has yet added in the presumed consent-to-remain vote from the passive electorate which would really up their figures.
It seems to that all those advocating this route will not be happy until there are only two parties/sides in any vote and a defined quorum.
Even then, they will only be happy when they get their own way.
Question: When was the last time, since the introduction of universal suffrage, that any party had come to government with an absolute majority of national votes?
Yes, and you can certainly say the same about the Greens. However, although it’s galling, you can also say the same of TBP unless Farage works his socks off and gets a plausible and sensible manifesto sorted out.
EU citizens turned out to vote in numbers not seen since the first EU elections in 1979, bucking years of decline.
The numbers were significantly higher than the last elections in 2014, when fewer than 43% of eligible voters took part. Turnout in Hungary and Poland more than doubled on the previous poll, and Denmark hit a record 63%.
Analysts attributed the high turnout to a range of factors including the rise of populist parties and increased climate change awareness.
ANALYSIS: Brexit Party success 'will terrify the Tories'
The Brexit Party did extremely well. With no ground organisation they won a national election by a mile. They surpassed UKIP’s vote share. They won more seats. They’re now the joint largest party in the European Parliament (alongside German CDU). It will terrify the Tories.
"I added: ‘If anyone thinks that the Bad Losers’ Party has given up its dream of rerunning the referendum, just wait and see. They will fight this in the courts, in the Commons, in the Lords, in the civil service and in the BBC.’
I said: ‘Some are beguiled by Alexander (alias “Boris”) Johnson.
They don’t even know his real name, and have also failed to notice that he is politically correct, pro-EU and, while he is cleverer than his schoolmate and fellow Bullingdon hearty, Mr Slippery [David Cameron], he is the same sort of thing.
Yes, I did say that Mr Johnson was pro-EU. I here repeat it. He is. He later adopted the opposite view out of cynical calculation. He could just as easily go into reverse. "