Only a little... Uf!
Oh, Mitchell, thank you so much for commenting even though I have been totally MIA for over a month.
Having hacked the US elections Russia is now hacking the French elections according to EU main stream propaganda. Every EU leader and his news dog are falling over each other to congratulate her opponent, some like Junker before the results was declared.
I wouldn't bet on this election.
And the winner following an orgy of EU propaganda is Mr Juncker who strangely announced last week to anybody in Rome who who would listen that English was no longer of much significance and that he would speak French. The EU press is prematurely orgasmic. The elections proper have to be held now . . . it's a time for coalitions and the Hollande party is dead in the water. 6% he got. They are nearly all counting the unhatched chickens.
So nice of you to keep in touch, Gwil, despite my absence from blogland. I do not understand the finer (or even the coarser) points of EU politics, but I do know that they cannot dispense with English which is, for better or worse, the global lingua franca.
The coarser points are Merkelnomics and Deutschland über Alles. I've yet to discover finer points.It's all Greek to me. Even the EU flag is a myth.