Maybe it is simply an aspect of 21st century life but we don't seem to have a happy medium any more. It seems to be feast or famine, ecstasy or tragedy, euphoria or misery.  There is no middle ground.  Nobody is slightly grumpy or moderately chuffed because they don't make interesting headlines.

So the early response to Brexit "now seemed slightly irrational".

As one or our more experienced economic commentators might have put it - "doh!"