Not wanting to contribute towards avtur3's apoplexy a few musings:
1. I'm sure some very Big Brains are looking at enhanced technological solutions and their bean-counters will be most appreciative of a recent cash injection.
2. The UK military already has the capability to disrupt a lot of UAS technology. There's probably a lot of NATS safety managers pouring over civil/military interoperability risk assessments right now.
3. I would not be surprised if, in the future, ATC tactically withdraw the availability of GNSS approaches and other RNP profiles during periods of 'drone threat'.
4. We will see fewer videos of frozen chickens being fired at aircraft windscreens but more of drones rattling towards an airframe at about 150kts. Out of this work there will be a new set of drone classifications and associated regulation (perhaps the 250g announcement is indicative that this has already happened?
5. A commercial aircraft and a drone will thump into each other sometime in the relatively near future. The chances are that damage will be superficial but that will not stop the public outcry.
6. avtur3 will continue to be appalled and looking for 'them' to 'do something'.