Aside from Brexiters’ jubilation, the reaction to Britain’s departure from the European Union has largely been one of shock.
Markets have tanked, the prime minister has resigned, and the decision could trigger the breakup of the UK.
But there was also a deep sense of mourning.
Many words have been written, but some of the most poignant and pertinent have come from this widely-shared comment from a reader of an article in the Financial Times. In just 190 words, it has eloquently—and quite perfectly—summed up the sombre mood: