Events are moving fast in post-referendum Britain. Writing a newspaper column at a time like this is a proverbial “leap in the dark”. With major political developments happening hourly, and financial markets responding in kind, a humble scribe can only take a deep breath and hope not to be overtaken by events.
I’ll avoid the ferocious Conservative and Labour party leadership battles, suffice to say we shouldn’t be surprised they’re happening. A Leave vote was always going to cause massive upheaval at Westminster and raw politics rarely inspires public confidence. Having backed Remain, David Cameron had no choice but to resign after ending up on the losing side. Jeremy Corbyn too, since becoming an unlikely Labour party leader last September, has been on borrowed time.