But dramatic as they were, the BNP results should be analysed carefully.
They actually got fewer votes in the North-West and Yorkshire and the Humber this time than they did in 2004.
The reason the party now has two MEPs is because of the collapse of the Labour vote rather than any huge surge in support for the BNP.
It’s the same for the Tories in Wales. Their share of the vote increased by less than 2% – but Labour’s dropped by 12%.
Well done Labour stay at homes, couldn’t have voted Green (or Plaid)? Any left party? Maybe just Lib Dems for a giggle? You do get PR yeah? Something, can it really be news Blairite noeliberals have infiltrated the party and made it tory lite? Iraq was ok with you, but expenses were the final straw?!?!? Their handling of the financial crisis, because until then they had been socialists?!?!?! Jeebus! Ok you’ve been had, now get angry, retake the party, support John McDonnell, do something instead of sulking at home! You know what the real story is:- Turnout was only about a third of the electorate, so the verdict on our non-choice of different styles of neoliberalism is by majority opinion- no thanks, now imagine the possibilities!