Following the European elections felt a bit like checking
the weather forecast constantly, hoping for beautiful sunshine instead of the
guaranteed sleet and gale-force winds. Particularly in the last week before
voting day - the polls were all a little on the purple side (although it must
be said that the Greens were polling better than they ever have done before).
The climate sceptic, anti-renewable energy Kippers seemed to have captured enough (of the low turnout) hearts and minds to make me pretty worried about the possibility of ever seeing
the cleaner, greener future that I hope for.
Then the results came in, and they’re pretty bad.