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It’s good to see UKIP’s Euro-group break up. But as the far right realigns, there could be bad news if the alliance between Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders gains. Or will orphaned MEPs join Britain’s Tories?

I have had a busy and exciting month and have had no time to write up my tracks of the month, so apologies for the delay.

Welcome to our liveblog of Hungary’s local elections – with a focus on fascist party Jobbik.

It’s the breakthrough antiracists have been dreading: the racist populist party UKIP has gained its first elected MP, with Douglas Carswell taking the seaside seat of Clacton, Essex.

Fascist parties hold one in eight of the seats in the new Bulgarian parliament, following the general election on 5 October – a big increase in their representation.

Sasha Simic looks at how comic book superheroes responded to the Civil Rights movement, strikes and struggle – and to the onset of the Thatcher and Reagan years and 9/11