Rather than speculate about the UK this morning, which does seem to be the thing to do, I’m going to plead illness instead. I’m fighting off a sinus infection, which I could certainly have done without, and I’m functioning at less than peak levels. The frontiers of sciences are going to have to do without me until Monday, and the politicians, well, they pretty much seem to do without me all the time. Which I suppose is one reason why some people voted “Leave”, now that I think about it, although I’ll bet that some of them are now thinking that they didn’t expect quite so many people to vote it alongside them. . .
Update: after a few days, I am much improved. I have to say, I’m glad that there are still infections out there that are susceptible to good old amoxicillin (and I’m also glad that that’s the kind I encountered!)