Well, it seems that the signed Article 50 Notification that the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union is now in Brussels, to be handed to Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, in the morning.
It is a momentous date for the United Kingdom.
I believe that our Prime Minister has so far handled herself very responsibly in its dealing with Brussels since the Referendum result, despite the plethora of silly and irresponsible statements made by various senior officials in Brussels over the past few months. To be fair, some UK government official have also made some silly statements, but they have not been so absurd or as offensive as many made by the Brussels Brigade. Theresa May and her colleagues have treated the Brussels officials in quintessentially British style, with respect and politeness.
It will be interesting to see if and how long it takes for the likes of Barnier, Juncker, Verhofstadt etc to let their arrogance overtake their brainpower and make themselves look even more ridiculous than they already have done. I sincerely hope, however, that even they will see that it is in the best interests of the UK and the EU to keep negotiations on an even keel so that future relations between the parties are to their mutual advantage.
I'm not holding my breath, though, given what I've seen so far of the absurd utterances by the EU Politburo.
We are entering very interesting times, and I have the confidence that the UK will soon fare much better outside the EU than inside it. If this marks the beginning of the end of the EU it will have only itself to blame.