It’s not safe to look anywhere in the world of politics these days.
The UK has an unelected Conservative Prime Minister with no clearly definable policies and no mandate. The official opposition – the Labour Party – has self-destructed. The UK’s third party, the Liberal Democrats, was obliterated at the last election. The UK Independence Party has no leader and no purpose.
The UK voted to leave the EU by a sliver of a margin, but a legal challenge has today wrecked the government’s policy on Brexit, and thrown everything into disarray. Brexit might not happen, and if it does, nobody knows what it means.
North of the border, Scotland is preparing for a second independence referendum.
In Europe itself, many other countries are teetering on the brink and may leave the EU also, with the possible outcome that Scotland joins the EU just as everyone else has gone.
South of Europe, the war in Syria is threatening to tear the entire region apart on sectarian divides.
Further south, and east, North Korea is poised to launch a nuclear strike on, well, anyone in range.
Looking to the west, our closest friend and ally is about to complete its most divisive election in living memory, and has a 50% chance of making a dangerous idiot the most powerful man in the world.
To the east, Putin is poised, pointing his weapons and his tanks in our direction.
So I’m just going to keep my eyes shut tightly. Let me know when things improve.