Not that I should be surprised by this, but Boris Johnson, leader of the Brexit movement, just announced that he will not run for prime minister.
What a sniveling coward. After getting his country into this mess, he abandons ship and says, in effect, that it's someone else's job to get them out. Johnson is Gilderoy Lockhart made flesh. Or maybe Sir Robin.
If there is going to be a silver lining to Brexit, it will be that the causal chain from policy to catastrophe will be so stark and brightly drawn that it will be very hard for anyone to miss or deny (not that that will necessarily stop anyone from trying). It is most unfortunate that this lesson will be so painful and it will take generations to repair the damage (if indeed it can ever be fully repaired). But maybe this time the message will stick: conservatives are always wrong about everything.