As Europe turns to the right and a Trump return looms over the White House, Britain bucks the trend by appearing to be heading for a Labour government.
His victory in the Dutch elections was only possible because the mainstream parties had failed to control the country’s borders.
The country’s Prime Minister is a classic cakeist – berating the EU on the one hand, but not seeking to leave on the other.
By seeing off Le Pen and electing the most ideologically pro-EU president since Giscard d’Estaing, France has changed the game.
Will the UK get a deal? Much depends on whether other European governments or the EU Commission take charge on the other side of the table.
Politicians like Geert Wilders who want to ban the Quran and who treat all Muslims as “the enemy within” are doing ISIS’s work for them.
With growing problems at home, many member states are at odds with the Commission’s punitive line on Brexit.
He is a talented populist and looks set to do well in next week’s Dutch election. The question is what he will do then.
Are we seeing a convulsion as great as 1968 – or even 1848?
The EPP Christian Democrat group now believes that the Union can reconnect to people by giving richer middle class kids free summer holidays backpacking around the Dordogne.
The UK is one of the biggest gainers from EU membership.
When it comes to bans and bars from Britain, circumstances count. But there should always be a presumption in favour of freedom.
Even if his Celsius 7/7, with which I helped Michael Gove, is not the end of Tory inquiry into the matter, it is the right kind of contribution.