Labour leader Ed Miliband has tweeted about the European election, in which his party finished second to Ukip in the vote.
But last night’s results also reflect a desire for Europe to work better for Britain and deep discontent within our country.
There is a deep sense of discontent with the way this country is run and the way our economy works.
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.