Priority now is to tell mandarins in Brussels that there can be no return to a Border
I don't do shock, and yet the news from our nearest neighbour across the water was deeply unsettling. As late as 11 o'clock on Thursday you could get odds of 9/1 on that vexed issue that has hung over all our heads since David Cameron went for the biggest gamble of his political life.
Well he lost.
As did the bookies, and the markets and probably the rest of us. Make no mistake, the consequences of this result are almost entirely negative.