So who do Ballers want to lead the UK into its bright populist EU free future? Johnson, Lidington, Raab, Grove or Hunt? Must be so exciting for you all, maybe not as exciting as promotion to the EPL, but nearly
There are competent moderates in the current Cabinet, such as Phillip Hammond, but they would have no chance in a barmy electoral system where a short list of two is put before 120,000 increasingly out of touch and barmy extremists.
It is for that reason that I suspect even saner Conservatives are starting to see Johnson as a “least bad” option compared with those such as Dominic Raab.
Johnson may be a chancer with no grasp of anything vaguely resembling a brief, but this disinterest in policy detail does at least (in theory) make him open to persuasion before his opinion on a policy has become fixed.
So, it is starting to look like the UK electorate will indeed face a diabolical choice at the next election between Johnson and Corbyn. Sadly, this seems to be what happens in the modern era when the election of party leaders is handed over to increasingly extremist and polarising echo chamber memberships.
I fear for your economy. The capacity for bad politicians to wreak havoc on an economy - no matter how advanced - is far greater than the capacity of good politicians to generate economic strength.
There will be no end to the problems afflicting mankind until economists become rulers, or, by some miracle, rulers become economists.