It is curious, considering that we live in a so-called information society with unprecedented levels of communication, that a significant group of people engaged in public life should know so little about the society in which they live. Yet it daily becomes more obvious that the Conservative Party exists in total isolation from the sentiments of the nation it governs.

The Tory Party is on death row, but even in that antechamber to extinction it remains preoccupied with the projects of entitled hubris that have paved its path towards the dustbin of history. If you thought the departure of Anna Soubry to spend more time with her bruised ego and the simultaneous exit from Parliament of other aspiring referendum blockers meant that the Conservative Party was now a Brexit-compliant institution, you would be wrong. Remain runs through its core like a stick of rock.