The uncertain political mood in Britain is bad for my mental health

A Brexit protest in Edinburgh. A survey this week found the British public both is bored and confused by Brexit. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA

Imagine a life without Brexit? Hard to do, isn’t it? Ah, those halcyon days, when we didn’t have front-row seats to what, with each passing day, looks like the disintegration of a once-civilised society.

What a dampener it all is on the mood. There’s hardly been a day recently when the stress levels haven’t risen, that cortisol spike as you register the Brexit countdown clock, or the ‘Countdown to no-deal Brexit’ on the bottom of the screen, while you await the result of yet another Commons vote, and the inevitable tweet of reaction from some EU bigwig.

Have you noticed how often the Brexit fallout is described in psychological terms: A collective mental breakdown, act of political self harm, or political suicide.

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