Theresa May's cockiness has become her downfall
Theresa May insists that she can remain Prime Minister, but her power is crippled. Late tonight, still acting as Prime Minister, she announced that she would not be reshuffling her top team, despite briefing for weeks that she would move to sack powerful party rivals when — not if — she won the electorate’s endorsement of her personal leadership.
How she thinks she can continue to assert any political authority is beyond most of us here in the UK.
The consequence is that in Britain, all bets are off. Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised by our surprise. Whether you are British or American, Filipino or French, the era of political certainty is over.
Yet even Europe isn’t the only major constitutional issue on which we Brits are now groping in the dark. The relationship between London and the devolved nations of UK is just as problematic.