As in good grief, what is going on?
Last Thursday’s momentous vote was a vote to begin divorce proceedings. Or, if you like, to move out of the house we share with 27 other countries.
It did not, though, come with any plan – let alone an agreement – as to where we are moving next or what our relationship will be in future with those we used to share our life with.
Asked a few days before the vote whether he had such a plan for the day after if the Leave campaign won Boris Johnson was brutally frank – in private at least. No was his answer.
He and other Leavers declared their hope that David Cameron would have one and would stay in office to implement it.
But Cameron was determined not to be the one tasked with clearing up a mess which, he believes, they created.
Besides he believes he would have no credibility doing so either at home – with the electorate who rejected his pleas to remain in the EU – or in Brussels – with leaders who listened when he assured them that he could and would win the referendum.
BBC News Website, 27 June 2016 | Nick Robinson Comment, UK suffers leadership gap in risky times
So how do we clear up this mess – “Project Farce” – as Nicola Sturgeon as termed it? Read more…