European Election NIght live blog…

Here’s a new live blog, same as the old live blog… mostly scrolling news from across Europe, now the polls are closing everywhere… Beeb have a page hereEuractiv will map the demise of European socialism, Cowan’s kicking, and other rising themes of the night…

  • Mack

    The Pirate Party to take a seat in Sweden. Brilliant!

  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit

    Dewi,

    disgrace and shame upon your house – the moat-cleaners have just topped the poll.

  • LURIG

    Just watched Adam Boulton on SKY NEWS totally demolishing Nick Griffen of the BNP. It was powerful and brilliant television and completely exposed these racist bigots. I just wish the British media had the same balls and backbone to ask fundamental sectarian Unionism, particularly the headbanging TUV brigade, the same searching questions.

  • dewi

    Baah…not far off though Tory 21%, Lab 20%, Plaid 19%…..

  • Mick Fealty

    I should get used to putting independence on the long finger though… 1% rise for PC? 😉

  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit

    dewi,

    those 2 bridges were a big mistake.

  • dewi

    It’s a long march Mick..(1.5% I make it…)

  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit

    dewi,

    when you add in UKIP and the BNP its a shocker.

  • Doctor Who

    Lurig

    “I just wish the British media had the same balls and backbone to ask fundamental sectarian Unionism”

    As opposed to the cross community Sinn Fein and SDLP. Get a grip Lurig NI has always voted along sectarian lines.

    For anything to change from that patern, we would need high profile members of the SDLP and UUP to park the soverignty issue (like it is meant to be since the GFA), and offer a centre left alternative. The reality is of course that is about as likely as Ian Paisley kissing the Pope. The left of the UUP voicing little concern about electoral pacts with Torries, only Lady Hermon showing any balls while the SDLP are preoccupied at trying to out “chuckie” the shinners.

    Until recently I would´ve bracketed the BNP in the same camp as Sinn Fein, both extreme, intolerant and prepared to defend the indefenceable. Of course Sinn Fein have moved forward, the distaseful racists of the BNP never will.

  • Punter

    @Doctor Who

    The BNP do not advocate violence or criminality or glorify past criminality like Sinn Fein, nor repatriation of immigrants that is not voluntary (other than illegals obviously which everyone advocates).

    That they are all white fits well with leftist identity politics, i.e. whites are not permitted to join the Black Police Association. There is most definately racial discrimination against whites (cases have been won in tribunals so this is indisputable), not as much as the BNP make out but neither is there as much discrimination against non-whites as the Black Police Association make out. There’s no argument against an all white advocacy group when people like Adam Boulton don’t tear apart groups that ban whites in the same way.