It's just not right, what!
Congratulations to Nigel Farage and UKIP. They certainly seem to have put the cat among the pigeons. It was amusing to see Cameron grovel and apologise for all the nasty things he and his ministers said about them... particularly as many of their voters are Tories. There's an intelligent analysis of what this means on Scot Goes Pop written earlier today before all the results were in. Further interesting comment from Young Scots for Independence, here.
I wonder if this is the day that marked a sea change in English politics, as UKIP emerges from the fringes and the Liberals find themselves only just above the Raving Monster brigade in a by-election, or if Farage is simply being used by the protest voters, now that the Liberals are no longer available.
If it's the latter some of Nigel's pronouncements today are going to look a tad silly. Still, for for the moment, it's lovely to see Etonboy eating humble pie, and havering as much crap as ever:
"For the Conservatives I understand why some people who have supported us before didn't support us again. They want us to do even more to work for hard-working people to sort out the issues they care about.
More to help with the cost of living, more to turn the economy round, more to get immigration down, to sort out the welfare system. They will be our focus, they are our focus, but we have got to do more."