I hold no candle for UKIP, a party whose policies on the EU and on immigration seem to me to be mistaken and which, if it is to make an impact in May, will need to attract some very odd people; but neither are they all racists and, by removing the taboo on the discussion of immigration, they have done their country a great service.
Greece's government has been forced to call early national elections, leaving markets trembling at the prospect of a victim
Since the last European elections were held in 2009, five EU countries - Greece, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus - have required bailouts, and unemployment across the continent has remained persistently high, particularly among young people.
Coverage of the European election results has been dominated by the sight of triumphant Nigel Farage celebrating Ukip coming
On Saturday morning, I'm meeting Alexis Tsipras, the leader of the Greek Opposition and head of the left-wing Syriza coalition. We will be talking about the spectre that's haunting Europe: austerity. It may seem that Britain and Greece - at almost opposite ends of Europe - have little in common. In fact, we have lots in common, and lots to discuss.
Exit polls just released have Syriza and New Democracy almost neck-and-neck in the Greek elections.
David Cameron is to join a meeting of world leaders in Mexico on Monday where a long-term solution to Europe's economic turmoil
Europe's leaders must be ready to take tough political decisions to resolve the eurozone crisis, or face the threat of "perpetual
Official projections indicate that the Conservative New Democracy party have won the Greek election by 2%. Greek radical
UPDATE: Second exit poll shows New Democracy further ahead. Via Antenna TV: New Democracy - 28.6-30%, Syriza - 27-28.4%, Pasok