Choosing the next leader of the Conservative Party is not a decision to be taken lightly. We are in Government. This individual will become the prime minister of the 5th biggest economy on the planet, the 4th biggest military budget.
Flying back into Heathrow last week (I had been in the US doing trade promotion) I was confronted with the possible dual delight of being diverted to another airport, and of meeting climate change campaigner and actress Emma Thompson in the passport queue.
Whilst out campaigning for the Remain team during the EU referendum, I was asked a question that has stayed with me to this day. “What”, the audience member of the debate in Kidderminster asked, “do you think is your opponent’s best idea?”
Avid followers of Brexit will aware that things aren’t going well. What is remarkable is that each week brings a new and completely unexpected catastrophe. Last Monday week we were looking forward to a relatively benign week.
Another big week for Brexit – perhaps the biggest week so far. Reading the Sunday press, and chatting through things with my colleagues, it rather looks as if the week will end without resolution. Again.