Let's take a look at the centrist carnage starting with a comparison to 2017.

UK Newspaper Headlines

Remain Parities

Those results show the extreme polarization.

Centrist Parties are the Biggest Losers

The Guardian Live Blog has pertinent comments.

​The centre-left and centre-right blocks are the biggest losers. They will no longer hold a majority in parliament. The current projection from the European parliament is that, between them, those blocks will end up with a total of 329 seats out of 751.

The far right had modest gains overall, but did very well in Italy and France. In Italy, Matteo Salvini’s League romped home, with 28 seats. Second was the socialist PD on 19 seats. In France Marine Le Pen’s National Rally party took 22 seats, ahead of Emmanuel Macron’s Renaissance coalition with 21. In Hungary, Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party took more than half the vote, winning 13 seats, more than three times that of the next party. Those who would group Nigel Farage’s Brexit party under the far-right banner point to his stunning 29-seat win in the UK.


The Greens have done well in Germany and in the UK. In Germany they took 21 seats, making them the second biggest party (after Angela Merkel’s CDU-CSU coalition, which took 29 seats). In Britain, the Green party won seven seats.

History Made

Farage Says No to Boris Johnson


Results In

The results are in, pretty much as expected in this corner.

  1. The Brexit party came in first place but not as good as some polls predicted.
  2. Le Pen topped Macron by a slim margin.
  3. Salvini did well in Italy

Anti-Brexit Vote

How about the fact that avidly pro-remain parties could only muster 40% of the vote.

Thus 60% want Brexit in one form or another.

This was a good night for Farage.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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