The catastrophic Lib Dem losses at the local and European elections have been "demoralising", one the party's biggest casualties told Good Morning Britain.
Sir Graham Watson, who lost his seat in last week's elections despite holding it since 1994, said the vote was clearly about "anti-Europeanism" but also "protest against the Government of the day."
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.