The European elections of 2014 have turned out to be the most important political event in modern European history since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
The wholly liberating and welcome results have left the moribund established political parties in complete disarray.
To paraphrase a previous British Prime Minister, Harold MacMillan, the wind of change is blowing across this benighted continent.
Even amidst their own humiliating defeat, our three major parties choose to act as lackeys of a remote alien regime and not as the loyal servants of the sovereign British electorate.
One thing remains certain, as Harold MacMillan noted of those resisting inevitable reform in Africa, for them it would never be a glad, confident morning ever again. Schadenfreude was never this good.