May 25, 2014

Don't Buy the Euro-Skeptic Trumpeting

Paul Gillespie, Irish Times

The Associated Press

Beware conflation, misleading extrapolation and false generalisation about triumphant populist Euroscepticism this weekend as results from the European Parliament elections and associated local votes flow in from around the European Union. And keep a close eye on what is probably a more important metric: whether overall turnout is up, reversing a steady decline to 43 per cent in the seventh election five years ago compared to the first in 1979.

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