Rest of Europe not so good.
My general impression of the European elections is that Europeans are very angry (no surprise) and alarmingly willing to vote for right wing extremists to show their anger.
The scary thing is not just that the UK independence party beat the Labour party 17% tp 16% but that they were not the most extreme extremists to do well in the UK this time.
I'm not sure if it's just right wing extremists. I haven't kept up with Danny the red's political development in the past 40 years. I didn't even know he was back to being French. My suspicion is that he is a perfectly reasonable person now and just an excellent way for French leftists to express their passionate undying hatred of the French socialist party.