Over the next few days, politicians of mainstream political parties, will be delving deep and working hard on those phrases we know so well such as "this is a wake up call" "lessons to be learnt" enough to make you yawn!
Still strangely, Ed Miliband is reported as being "pleased" with Labour's local election results, pity he wasn't at Margate's Winter Gardens, to witness those smiles drain from Thanet's complacent Labour group, whom I'm sure had until the ballot papers spilled on to the tables for counting, no real understanding of the contempt most people have for the mainstream politicians.
It's easy to say that UKIP have campaigned on issues that are national, since they represent the scepticism of you and I, who struggle to think what if any benefit had come from membership to the EU their role in local politics is a bit vague that said the conversations I had with Mo Elenor, showed a concern for some of the profligate spending of Kent Tories which I share.
Without a doubt many deluded politicians will I'm afraid, see this week's vote as a protest, and not the act of desperation it clearly is.
Professional politicians who as well as representing those that vote for them mainly represent themselves and their own class of well healed and privileged people who are largely immune from everyday concerns of getting a job that pays a living wage or a school that provides a decent education for their kids.
So what should we, make of UKIP's success, clearly there is no doubt that a large section of the British public no longer buy into to the delusion, that an influx of four million migrants over ten years is desirable nor accept the idea there's been some economic benefit which outweighs the downside of children placed in over-crowded schools teaching staff presumably coping with the additional burden of teaching English as a foreign language, the stress on health services, cut in wages of working people, housing the list is extensive.
Of course at this point in my posting, the many apologists or lackeys for our political status quo are enraged no doubt, ready to throw in the race card and with some justification, fairly quoting my slim grasp of the facts, as they see them but here's the truth mainstream political parties who've been responsible for or witness to a social and economic disaster, have refused to allow a public debate or explain the facts around mass migration, for the last few years, the mere mention of any concern around social upheaval is greeted by the establishment as indicative of neo nazi tendencies.
It's ironic that, the only candidate not to lose to UKIP here in Thanet was Will Scobie, whose Labour party are responsible for the economic and social disaster of the open door migration policy. Admittedly senior Labour bods who could have protected this countries interest are immune from the effect of their neglect, just look at Tony Blair, making millions and working with Kazakhstan, Israel and now Burma both countries well known for Human Rights abuse.
As I see it complacent politicians from David Cameron to Ed Miliband and including Nick Clegg have ignored this issue, however for most British people the crisis, around migration has nothing to do with and racial overtones, it's just plain and simple a question of capacity, no provision or planning has taken into account a massive population explosion in this country allow the economy, health service, education, to grow to accommodate everyone. Thank god the above mentioned have never captained a ship because it would be overloaded and sink with the first big wave.
Finally failure to acknowledge the problem exists will if politicians don't do something aid recruitment to extreme groups. On the plus side this weeks election hopefully buries that myth of the wasted vote, an idea promoted by establishment types.