UKIP leader Nigel Farage has delivered a barnstorming speech, announcing the Europe "really is brilliant".
In a video leaked onto the interwebs (see below), the usually purple-faced ranti-EU dyspeptic euroseptic [sic] appears to have soften his tone (if rather disjointedly).
Gone is the disfaraging rhetoric of old.
Even the bloc's glorious leaders come in for some long-overdue praise.
European Commission pomme de terre Barroso is "genius", Farridge blurts.
And as for council pomme de terre Herman van Rompuy, "better!" is the verdict.
View the uncharacteristic outburst here: