Mary Ellen Synon writes about the happiest story to come from the European Election results across every single of the 27 countries.
Somewhere in all the hoo-hah about the extraordinary showing by UKIP in the elections for the European parliament there may be getting lost the best and happiest story of the whole election: I mean the triumph of the new UKIP MEP for the south east, Marta Andreasen...
The smears and threats made against Andreasen could have broken any other person. But they didn't break her. That is why, when I saw the picture of UKIP leader Nigel Farage raising Andreasen's arm in victory, it was the happy ending that almost never comes in politics. She will go back to Brussels in triumph -- and as an honest voice for Britain.
It was obvious that Marta was an amazing asset to UKIP which was why so few people in the media covered it, despite the entire campaign being based around expenses. Hello? Anyone? The former chief accountant of the EU was standing for UKIP, she was fired by Kinnock for doing her job, the man whose hideous wife is Minister for Europe, and you ignore it?
She'll take her seat in the budgetary control committee and I hope the monsters in the Commission are shaking and shitting their pants.
And I hope the press take note of the fact that this is a woman who knows what she is talking about and can hold people to account on where our money is going.
But I doubt they will, because there's probably some MP putting a washer on expenses and in Westminster, that's all that seems to matter.