I sincerely hope that he's been suffocated by them! But they probs didn't tell him what was going on either!
At present, the plan is that personal customers *should* be able to ship within the U.K. from July, but I don't think that all the agreements have been signed yet, so the date could alter.
I also don't think that we know anything approaching the full story.
Interesting that the Press are not biting, but there's a bit of home news at present, what with dobbin, reynard & all!