Go Nigel!

In practice the European Parliament doesn’t have a whole lot of power. Like the UN, it mostly functions as a debate club with lavish perqs for its members, so who gets elected to the thing really doesn’t matter all that much.
Following the results of yesterday’s elections, it’s been fun watching the journalists who think fashionable thoughts clutch their pearls and rummage through their handbags for their smelling salts. Quickly running down the Twitter of Canadian journalists, the insufferably prissy Doug Saunders over at the Globe seems most discombobulated.
So for that alone, well done voters of France and the United Kingdom!