We need a new, more honest way of doing politics

We need a new, more honest way of doing politics

As an antidote to cynicism, we need to adjust our expectations about what politicians can actually do - then hold them fiercely to their word

It was frequently said that this year’s European Parliament elections would be the most important ever. The new Parliament and the Commission to take office in the autumn would chart the future of the EU at a time of uncertainty, risk and rapid change. True. The elections came and went, but like so much else in today’s frenetic news cycle, you would hardly know they happened.

Where was the debate? Where was the...

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