BNP leader Nick Griffin appeared to have lost his European Parliament seat tonight.
Apparently conceding he would no longer be an MEP in the North West, he tweeted from his @nickgriffinmep account:
If anyone can tell me how to change my twitter title without losing the account I'd be obliged! ;-) #we'renotgoingawayyouknow
Only real change is a paycut in 6 months time and that I'll have more time to spend campaigning in Britain. #BNP
Scuffles broke out as he arrived at Manchester Town Hall for the Euro elections count.
Protesters screaming, "Nazi scum" surrounded his car and dozens of police officers struggled to keep them separated from Mr Griffin and a handful of his supporters.
Mr Griffin blamed Ukip for his defeat, claiming they were now the protest party of choice, were not anti-immigration and were "anti-working class and going nowhere".
Today EU leaders voted to back Jean-Claude Juncker as new president of the very powerful EU commission, which looks like business as usual.
In Essex the potential damage Ukip could do to Miliband's Downing Street elections is clear. He is there listening to voter's concerns.
The EU parliament is about to welcome the most Eurosceptic and right-wing intake in its history.