One thing which few people have thought about is how postal votes might play a big part in the rise of the minor parties at the European Elections. I am told that in North Norfolk 15% of the voters now have postal votes and in other areas it is even higher.
Postal vote ballot papers apparently start landing on people's doormats on Friday. Expect many of them to be returned immediately, and expect them to be full of Xs by the name of minor party candidates - or spoilt.
One MEP candidate who just phoned me told me of almost uncontrolled anger on the part of many people. There's also a suspicion that half the people who say they are going to vote UKIP actually intend to vote for the BNP but are too ashamed to admit it.
I don't think anyone quite understands the forces which have been unleashed here.