Now and again, when overcome with the kind of weltschmerz that all too easily afflicts men in the 45 – 55 age bracket, I cheer myself up by watching the BBC coverage of the EU referendum results night.

Wonderful thing, YouTube.

Not the whole 11 hours of course, I’m not (quite) that sad. No, I pick and choose the highlights, and I’ll admit schadenfreude plays a big part in the selection process: Keith Vaz close to blubbing, Tim Farron “utterly gutted”(what an ugly collocation Tim), and Dimbleby using every ounce of his professionalism to try to avoid betraying his creeping panic and dismay as the results rolled gloriously in. And failing.