What is going on? How must we look to the rest of the world? Well it seems to me that everyone is going about their daily business - planning, making lists, spending more money than they have, running up credit card bills, wrapping presents, going to works' parties and society dinners, eating and drinking far too much already and hiding the scales. Yes, it's Christmas - just in case you didn't know it or had momentarily forgotten with the Westminster shambles - and nothing takes precedence.
I don't know the outcome of the vote in Westminster yet. It is 9.34 and I shall switch on the ten o'clock news to find out. There may well be someone better suited to fight our corner in Europe, but as someone who is no longer particularly interested in Politics, all I can say at this stage is I do not like the idea of vultures circling around a body, waiting for a chance to strike. And that is how it seems to me.
It has been a dull, grey, dismal day here - as befits what seems to be going on in the country. Maybe Christmas is just what we need to brighten things up after all.