Election days are always strangely peaceful, as the fevered build up of the campaign suddenly stops and everyone waits impatiently for the electorate to go about their business. Even more so today, as Westminster takes a momentary breather after the hysteria of the last 48 hours.
At 10pm tonight, of course, the floodgates will open again. Exit polls, early results, and maybe – just maybe – the start of a coup. Will Labour do as badly, or even worse, than No 10 fears? Will the backbench plotters show their hands, or even go as far as identifying themselves? Perhaps a Cabinet Minister or two will add their names to the list of pre-shuffle resignations, leaving the Prime Minister with nowhere to turn. We will know all this after the polls close this evening, and in the coming days.
It seems strange that, in the midsts of the most exciting week in British politics for decades, there is no news at all emanating from Westminster today. For now, momentarily, all is calm.