The coalition government has disappeared, according to reports.
Downing Street is reported to be deserted and Whitehall offices abandoned.
'The coalition government has gone,' tweeted one observer. 'Cameron, Clegg and Osborne have fled the country.'
Unrest has been growing since a UKIP councillor hinted that the recent floods may have been God's retribution for the close relationship between David Cameron and Nick Clegg.
And with speculation mounting that the newly appointed Cardinal Nichols is to excommunicate Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith from the Catholic Church for his treatment of the poor, it's believed the coalition last night decided that the game was up.
With the English Scottish border closed to George Osborne, it's expected that he may seek refuge somewhere in the Home Counties where the chancellor still has pockets of support.
Meanwhile, from the north come rumours of a mighty horde of Highland Cossacks, riding south on a fleet of National Express coaches bent on plunder, rapine and prudent fiscal policy.
Riot police have disappered from the Somerset Levels, leaving rioting residents unable to find targets for their home-made water bombs. Lord Smith, Chair of the EA, is manoeuvring to form a government, with Rebekah Brooks as Director of Communications.
Reports are also emerging of the discovery of a coalition "Inaction Plan", apparently agreed between Prime Minister Cameron and Vince Cable, stuffed down the back of a Downing Street sofa.
Meanwhile the search continues by civil servants for Nigel Farage in Harvester restaurants around the country, with instructions to ask him to form a government (or, failing that, start an argument).
Bulgaria has refused David Cameron asylum until he can speak the language and demonstrate he will not be a burden on the state.
There seems to be no interest whatsoever as to where Nick Clegg might be.
'There appears to be a power vacuum,' said Sir James Dyson CBE.