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The Greening And Fall Of European Civilisation

The European Parliament election results are in, and the Guardian has proclaimed a ‘green wave’. Winning roughly 9 per cent of the seats, up from 7 per cent in 2014, it seems that the European Greens really are on a roll, or at least a mini-croissant. Nearly half of their gains came from the UK, where the Greens’ campaign slogan (‘Stop Brexit. Fight climate change.’) honestly admitted that environmentalism was only their second priority. Post-election commentary invariably portrayed the Greens as a ‘Remainer’ party, not a ‘climate’ party.

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