It was a bombshell of a vote: on Thursday a majority of Brits chose to take the United Kingdom out of the EU after more than four decades of membership. For many, the decision to vote Leave was inspired by patriotism, either wanting to - in their view - preserve the British identity or even gain “independence” from Europe altogether. The potential consequences of leaving the EU have been well documented: economically, the country is facing a crisis, at least on the short term. Socially, there is a risk that migrants succumb to excessive patriotism and become increasingly discriminated against - such events have already occurred since the vote to Leave. But the UK is also undergoing a political mutation, one that could even bring it back to the days of the two-party system.