As the media dedicate entire pages and programmes to the end of Mrs May’s leadership there are some real issues that have to be faced – and very soon.
Will the next Prime Minster actually succeed in implementing the will of the people? Or will they be another establishment front for remaining? Will that PM be a Conservative MP and if so will they last beyond the end of 2019?
The reasons why Mrs May failed and had to go are pretty obvious – a leaving deal that was much more attractive to the EU than to the UK, a terrible general election manifesto and campaign, repeatedly ignoring Commons defeats and not leaving on 29th March as promised to parliament so many times, etc, etc.
However the UK has no new Brexit options to consider and we can only hope that the next Prime Minister realises that there are currently only two options open to us – leave on World Trade Organisation terms or withdraw our request to leave. The idea that a deal agreed by the other twenty seven countries can be replaced by something more attractive to both them and us is just pie in the sky. And if the new PM starts down that route then we will know that the wrong person has got the job – again!
The public has no say in the Conservative Party selection process – but they do in a General Election so let’s hope Brexit gets resolved quickly. Any more delays would spell the end of the public’s patience …