One of the biggest casualties of the election thus far, many will agree as they wake up to a sea of blue, is Great Britain itself.
Because it looks as though Katie Hopkins is here to stay after all.
The troll-for-hire, who wears her badge as one of the UK’s most hated columnists, had promised to up sticks and leave the country to head for one of the “poorest places on the planet” if Ed Miliband crossed the threshold at Number 10.
But after exit polls predicted a Conservative majority, and Labour lost almost all of their seats in Scotland to the SNP, dreams were shattered by the prospect that not only are they set to face another five years of David Cameron as their Prime Minister but also with Hopkins cluttering headlines.
Renewing her March promise in a piece for The Sun last night, in which she declared her support for the Tories, she said: “Every other commentator out there – political or otherwise – refuses to have an opinion. They say it is too close to call. This is code speak for cowardice.”
Katie Hopkins' most offensive moments
Katie Hopkins' most offensive moments
1/16 Katie Hopkins on 'plus size'
'To call yourself 'plus-size' is just a euphemism for being fat. Life is much easier when you're thinner. Big is not beautiful, of course a job comes down to how you look.'
2/16 Katie Hopkins on naming children
‘I think you can tell a great deal from a name. For me, there are certain names that I hear and I think ‘Urgh’. For me, a name is a shortcut of finding out what class that child comes from and makes me ask, ‘Do I want my children to play with them?’ There’s a whole set of things that go with children like that and that’s why I don’t like those sorts of children. ‘Hi, this is my daughter Charmaine’. I hear: ‘Hi, I am thick and ignorant.’’
3/16 Katie Hopkins on gender equality
'Women don't want equal treatment, they couldn't handle it if they got it. It's a tough world out there. What a lot of women are actually looking for is special treatment. What women need to realise is that they have to toughen up.'
4/16 Katie Hopkins on immigration
'I've always said if you go into a school playground and shout Mohammad, you'll probably get 100 children running towards you!"
5/16 Katie Hopkins to Benefits Street's White Dee
'Do you not feel like the patron saint of druggies and dropouts?'
6/16 Katie Hopkins on tattoos
'Are tattoos just a badge for the stupid? For me, and for lots of people like me, when you see tatoos you think of someone who is just looking for attention, who hasn't managed to find a way in their life through conventional means and who is just shouting 'I want attention! I want to be looked at!'
7/16 Katie Hopkins on addiction
‘I don’t believe what Russell Brand says about addiction. I just don’t buy it. Gazza likes drinking, let him crack on. He is enjoying himself.’
8/16 Katie Hopkins on The X Factor
'The X Factor 2013 has ended in a painful showdown between a fat mum in a jumpsuit (Sam Bailey) and a small boy in whatever his mum laid out for him on his bed (Nicholas McDonald)'
9/16 Katie Hopkins on the Egyptian uprising
'The difference between most mothers and me is that I didn’t sit around drinking coffee at baby group for 12 months after the birth of my baby. No, in three weeks I was back in my suit, back at my desk earning profit for my business and I don’t see why other women shouldn’t do the same.'
10/16 Katie Hopkins on maternity leave
'Egyptian uprising continues to look like Bonfire Night. Protest fireworks. Right up there with angry cup cakes.'
11/16 Katie Hopkins on 'gingerism'
'Ginger babies. Like a baby. Just so much harder to love. A ginger person with tattoos called Jayden? The triumvirate of horror!'
12/16 Katie Hopkins on affairs
'I lied to get someone else's husband because I wanted him. I give myself 8 out of 10 for ruthlessness for that one.'
13/16 Katie Hopkins on the elderly
‘Personally I hate mobility scooters. I find their owners intolerable. Ran past a mobility scooter going up hill. Made me giggle. I need to grow up and stop being an arse.’
14/16 Katie Hopkins after the Glasgow helicopter crash
'Life expectancy in Scotland is 59.5. Goodness me. That lot will do anything to avoid working until retirement.'
15/16 Katie Hopkins on Ramadan
'Channel 4 broadcasts Islamic calls to prayer for Ramadan. A 30 day reminder that minority rules in the UK. Any more PC, it'd be a bloody laptop.'
16/16 Katie Hopkins on self-harming
'I am advised by the Twitterati to 'cut myself'. I grazed myself on my house gate yesterday. Will that suffice?'
She went on to predict a win for Cameron and a second coalition with the Liberal Democrats and Ukip.
“And if I am wrong, then so be it. I stand by my promise and I will leave the UK.
“If more people vote for a bloke who will break the economy all over again and wants people to believe aspiration is a bad thing then – as a self-appointed Dragon – I am out.
“I will leave the country and head for one of the poorest countries on the planet – because that is what Great Britain will turn into under Red Ed.”
Reiterating the fears of the right-wing media, she eludes to a potential deal between Labour and the SNP “which in turn will end the union which so many voted to keep at the last referendum”.
Her promise might just turn out to be as persuasive as Piers Morgan’s was during the Scottish referendum last September.
The former Daily Mirror editor made a last-ditch attempt to persuade Scotland to vote ‘No’ and stick with the UK when he posted: “Dear People of Scotland, if you vote NO, I promise to go straight back to America. #indyref”
The Scots did indeed vote against independence and preserved its 307-year-old union with England.
So Morgan honoured his promise, tweeting the reassuring following as he headed off to the US to take up his new role as the US Editor at Large for the MailOnline:Reuse content