I could comfort myself that only about 8% of voters voted for UKIP (27% of the 33% who bothered to vote).???

“Eurosceptic and far-right parties have seized ground in elections to the European parliament, in what France’s PM called a “political earthquake”.

UK Independence Party and French National Front both performed strongly. The three big centrist blocs all lost seats, though still hold the majority.

The outcome means a greater say for those who want to cut back the EU’s powers, or abolish it completely.

UK PM David Cameron said the public was “disillusioned” with the EU.

Mr Cameron said their message was “received and understood”.”

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