Populist demagogues in other EU countries have watched the tragicomic mega-shambles of Britain’s attempted Brexit and decided that the wiser course is to stay in the EU and try to dominate it from within.
Elections to the EU Parliament held last week in 28 European countries, including the U.K., were the second-biggest democratic exercise. Theresa May says she will resign as prime minister on June 7. The Hill Times file photograph by Sam Garcia
The best way of describing what just happened in the European Union elections is to say that the choices are getting clearer—and a lot of people are realizing which side they are on.
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'