Where did it all go so badly wrong? And can it be put right? December 2019 was not all that long ago – just two years – and yet the political landscape has changed beyond recognition. Two years ago the Conservative Party, which had been deeply mired in Brexit dissension, had miraculously reinvented itself, emerged from a general election with an 80-seat majority and, under its charismatic and unchallengeable leader, proceeded in short order to “get Brexit done”, or something like it, if one ignores the running sore of the Northern Ireland Protocol.