A good night for Europe but also for the Brexiteers

Connexion speaks to British in Europe coalition leader Fiona Godfrey and sociologist Jean-Claude Kaufmann about the EU elections in the UK and France

The British in Europe coalition group has hailed the EU elections as a generally good night for the European Project.

There was a strong showing for pro-EU parties in the UK and many MEPs supportive of the rights of Britons abroad won back their seats.

However, a strong showing for the Brexit Party increases the likelihood that a strongly Leave-oriented prime minister will replace Theresa May.

This will leave the UK facing more uncertainty if the new prime minister is willing to accept a no-deal Brexit, in opposition to the majority of MPs.

At the same time, the elections in both the UK and France saw a decline for traditional parties and support both for nationalists and for pro-EU parties, including greens and liberals.

BiE co-chairwoman Fiona Godfrey said: “BiE is heartened by the number of pro-EU MEPs there will be and really pleased to see some of ...

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