OK so the news late last night was pretty horrific. Yes, we’re all setting up barter economies and I’ve started planting vegetables, but the thing that really did it was the BBC art department.

First, we had the great big red “CRISIS” artwork background, red on white with an extrabold down-arrow extending the “R” downwards to the studio floor. Last night it was the share price indicator (again, in glowing, black-on-red) which was synchronised to the newsreader “then this happened” and the red line takes a vertical plunge.

Basically, only Chris Morris did it better:


If they keep this up they’ll have us wearing denim overalls and playing ukulele on the G-Man breadline by next Monday.