"The people's army of Ukip have spoken tonight," said the party's leader Nigel Farage, speaking after being re-elected to European Parliament, "and delivered just about the most extraordinary result that has been seen in British politics for 100 years and I am proud to have led them to do that."
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.