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David Hodson on International Family Law: Not (necessarily) a political broadcast on behalf of UKIP

Date:2 JUN 2014
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Where does the present debate on EU family law legislation lie with the sentiments expressed around Europe last Sunday through the ballot box of the EU elections? Is it in any way reflective of a bigger picture? Can lessons be learned?

The results of the EU Parliamentary elections last Sunday were on any basis quite amazing and historic. The first time in 100 years that one of the two main political parties in the UK had not won an election across the country. Incredible support for a Eurosceptic party in contrast to its previous vote only 5 years before. A far right party winning in France. A far left party winning in Greece. Significant victories and votes for other far right and far left parties around Europe.

As so often in elections the outcomes are a mixture of the bigger picture the EU Parliament and the more local ...

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