There was a wonderful solemnity with which people approached the doors of the Cabinet Office to attach their protest sticker. I gave my last Bollox to Brexit protest to a lady who gratefully went up the steps to make her contribution - almost like casting a ceremonial sod of soil onto the coffin of a fondly remembered friend.

Hats off to the police who recognised the need of the occasion and allowed what was effectively minor criminal damage.

I'm pleased I went.