I was a bit surprised then this morning, to find that Dodgy Dave has gone, shares have crashed, the pound has bombed and negotiations are to start on Brexit. Still, it seems the Queen will be purring, even if it's not down the phone to the Eton Boy. So I've jotted down a few random thoughts here.
England voted to exit the UK, and by a tiny amount so did Wales,
Scotland and Northern Ireland, on the other hand, returned resounding victories for Remain and already I've seen a bunch to Tweets from people who are indicating a change in political allegiance North of the Border, as they understand now that the promises made by politicians from across the Better Together campaign, were no more than piecrusts and made to be broken.
UK: Remain: 48.1%. Leave: 51.9%.
England: Remain: 46.8%. Leave: 53.2%
Scotland: Remain: 62%. Leave: 38%
Wales: Remain: 48.3%. Leave: 51.7%
NI: Remain: 55.7%. Leave: 44.3%
As you all know, this blog has taken an indifferent attitude to the EU referendum. The whole campaign was depressingly lie-filled on both sides. (Gordon Brown, who holds no position whatsoever in the UK and sits in none of the parliaments appears to have promised 55,000 new jobs in Scotland had the UK stayed in Europe... How? Why? Why would the status quo suddenly generate new jobs?). Nigel Farage promised a massive boost to the NHS if we brexitted. Apparently he has already denied saying it. Still he called for a national holiday for "Independence Day" so that's something to look forward to.
Turmoil everywhere. Tony Blair is blaming a lack of leadership from Corbyn, who is facing a confidence motion in his own party. Blair probably thinks the man should have organised an illegal war and killed a few million foreigners.
There's already a petition for a rerun, because of the closeness of the vote... Londoners are already talking about an Independence referendum and Martin McGuinness is talking about an all-Ireland referendum.
Some people of course are happy... but what are these imagrents of which we're not going to have any more?
We live in interesting times, as the Chinese say... and I'm sure that, after the statesman like speech of our First minister, there will be much of interest for Munguin's Republic in the coming weeks... and indeed months.