To the Tories, the problem with the EU is that it represents a “statist juggernaut”; in the rest of Europe, the problem with the EU is that it represents a “capitalist juggernaut”… “Brexit marks the end of Britain’s role as a global superpower”— Fareed Zakaria (CNN).

“If this vote is not passed tonight, if this deal is not passed,” Mrs. May said, “then Brexit could be lost.”

Hope springs eternal.

Congratulations to newly-minted Imperial Astrophysics PhD, Dr Ciarán Conneely! It’s been a pleasure supervising him and learning from and with him about his thesis topic, “Application of Cosmic Microwave Background Techniques to a Gravitational Wave Stochastic Background”.

Did not expect to see this canvas bag emblazoned with the cover of Pere Ubu’s 1978 album “The Modern Dance” hanging off the back of a pram in a playground on Clapham Common, London. @ubuprojex

@help iOS client is crashing when trying to post on my iPhone, but not iPad. Probably relevant: I just upgraded to a new phone and restored settings from backup of old phone.