The Tory party is in trouble. That might sound like a plonking statement of the transparently obvious, except for one point. Much of the trouble is self-inflicted. The government and the country are beset by problems. But that is the moment when proper politicians prove themselves. Tories ought to believe that they stand for duty and patriotism. They should accept that when they went into politics, no-one promised them an easy life. Now, in hard times, Tories should seize the chance to show their qualities. If times are hard, men must be harder. Yet too many Tories seem to want to seize the chance… to bitch against their colleagues.
The Conservatives are incapable of making Brexit work. It’s up to Labour to fix our battered relationship with the bloc.