David Cameron said the public's "deep disillusionment" with the European Union led to Ukip's poll victory and again dismissed the prospect of an electoral pact with the party.
The Prime Minister said the message for the electorate was "received and understood" after Nigel Farage's party topped the European parliament ballot.
He said: "I think the results show a very clear message which is people are deeply disillusioned with the European Union - the way that it's working, the way that it's working for Britain - and they want change."
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.