Oh joy! While we’re in the mood for leaving things, London wants to make like a straight banana and split from the UK. Or at least there is a petition calling on the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, to drive a call for the area to made an independent state and remain in the European Union. Tongue-in-cheek perhaps, but it is filling up quicker than support for Boaty McBoatface.

In Thursday’s Brexit Referendum the Greater London area voted in favour of remaining in the EU, attributed variously to being younger, more diverse, more international. As a population block, 8.539 million, London out guns the 5.295 million in Scotland.