Speaking of ‘Love at second sight’, Kassandra has written about the future occupant of the position of President of the European Parliament. With the European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, gravitating towards openly supporting the incumbent, Martin Schulz, other power centres are also being courted.

The latest victim seems to be the Chair of the ALDE Group in the European Parliament, Guy Verhofstadt. The outspoken leader of ALDE has been appointed as lead Brexit negotiator for the European Parliament.

Have a glass of wine (or two) with someone in their vicinity, and you will quickly come to hear that this is a friendly exchange of services of support.

Verhofstadt gets the media spotlight for Brexit (which is going to remain a no-essence circus until Article 50 is trigerred), and Schulz gets the support of ALDE to remain in his seat for yet another term.

Whether that is enough or not, is another story…