"It is one thing to read about the ECR on paper, another to sit among its members. Here was as sober and respectable a gathering as you will find in Brussels: ex-ministers, professors of economics, former diplomats. Six of the nine participating parties are in government in their home countries." Crackpots, extremists, facists...these are the taunts from the left; they are wrong, they are hypocritical.
"The European Conservatives and Reformists held their inaugural meeting today [Wed 24th] in an atmosphere of unprecedented amity and optimism."
God news all round. A new force to combat the careering juggernaut. "We now have a mechanism in place to advance a wholly different vision of Europe: one based on free people, free markets and free nations". I live in hope.
"Odd, isn’t it, that pro-Brussels parties are somehow inoculated against the possibility of extremism"