The elections of Thursday 5 May will go down as among the most remarkable in UK political history.
Firstly there was the astonishing SNP surge which delivered a majority to Alex Salmond.
Secondly was the awful kicking for Nick Clegg and his party: hundreds of seats lost and several councils.
Third was the amazing Teflon Tory Party which did not suffer any major wounds from any effects of the local elections. In addition they won two councils and gained 48 councillors.
David Cameron should acquire the soubriquet “SuperCam” just as Macmillan was called at the end of the 1950s.
Fourth was the lacklustre results for Labour. They lost Scotland, one of their fortress areas and failed to get the majority in Wales. Moreover, they failed to break out of the areas of traditional strength. Ed Miliband has much to think about.
And finally there was the huge majority for the No campaign, casting reform of voting into the long grass for the near future. A truly amazing disappointment given the fact the Yes campaign was leading up to January this year.