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Easy to see why MEPs keen to get noses in Brussels trough

Departing old-timers will do nicely. This year they include Brexit boyo Nigel Farage (left) – a Eurosceptic since 1999 but not too sceptical to grab the EU’s parting handshake, worth €172,000 in his case. Photograph: François Lenoir

Departing old-timers will do nicely. This year they include Brexit boyo Nigel Farage (left) – a Eurosceptic since 1999 but not too sceptical to grab the EU’s parting handshake, worth €172,000 in his case. Photograph: François Lenoir

It may be time to mute our excitement about the European elections.

Aside from the thrilling, daily reveal of fresh Brussels aspirants – such as Peter “Voice for the people of Ireland” Casey, who will skate it according to himself – there is much to be considered.

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