Counting in the European election will resume in Northern Ireland later today with officials facing heavy criticism over the length of time the process has taken.
One MP branded yesterday's 15-hour plus count a "disgrace and a complete shambles" after it was suspended close to 1am this morning with only one of three candidates having been declared elected.
Nigel Dodds, who is North Belfast MP and DUP deputy leader, was scathing of the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland, which was also criticised after delays plagued the 2011 Assembly election count.
"I think it is a disgrace that once again the Electoral Office has operated things here at a count which has made Northern Ireland look a complete shambles in terms of counting votes," he said.
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.