“It is time now for the cameras to leave the room!” With those words, Sir Graham Brady summed up the entitled, incestuous and arrogant way that the Conservative Party is selecting their leader as well as Britain’s next Prime Minister.

Brady was speaking, grudgingly, after having allowed the media in to report the results of a round of voting by Tory MPs, delivered live by the “officers” of the ’22, standing in a row with chests puffed out like the prefects on stage for school assembly in days gone by.