I'm more and more coming round to the view that there will be no exit.
From the scheming and dreaming anti-democracy eurocrats to the million people demanding a do-over to self-appointed elites like Tony Blair you just have so many constituencies that "couldn't-care-less-what-the-vote-was-the-break-up-is-not-going-to-happen".
Should one want to know more, the hundreds of entries at the FT's Westminster Blog Brexit Live are a hell of a resource. Here are a couple of the early Friday posts:
Here's the last post from Friday: The French are starting to talk tough on the consequences for British banks of the Brexit vote Michael Stothard reports.
Frédéric Oudéa, president of the French Banking Federation, the European Banking Federation and Societie Generale, said the vote will have “significant consequences for the city of London”.
He said banks based predominately in the UK would be most affected by the vote, which could prompt the ECB to try and drive euro trading activities – today done largely in London- back to the continent.
“The deal [between the ECB and the UK] has clearly changed now”.He said banks moving staff to the continent will not dawdle.
“The banks that are only in the UK will not be able to wait… If they are moving 500 or 1000 people, it takes time,” he said.French banks would be some of the least impacted by the vote because they are already in the eurozone, he said, predicting there “will not be a quick or large move” of staff out of London....
... It has been a momentous day in British and European politics with repercussions felt around the world as financial markets were hit sharply. The UK is set to quit the EU after 43 years but it will happen under a new prime minister, after the incumbent David Cameron said he would stand down by the time of his Conservative party’s annual conference in October. MUCH MORE
The EU has said it will begin planning for a Brexit as early as next week and is pushing London to trigger Article 50, the so-called release clause.
Meanwhile, the break-up of the UK is also back on the agenda after Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party, which rules Scotland, says she will prepare for a new referendum on Independence.
Most of the country had turned against the EU with only London, Scotland and Northern Ireland delivering big wins for Remain.
We are going to close this blog for the night and will return on Saturday morning UK time.
UPDATE: I forgot to include the link for today's liveblog, "Brexit live: EU calls for new PM in ‘days’".