Saturday 10 December 2016

Our national interests can't be compromised

Published 01/07/2016 | 02:30

Vote Leave campaign leader, Boris Johnson, reacts as he delivers a speech in London Picture: REUTERS/Toby Melville
Vote Leave campaign leader, Boris Johnson, reacts as he delivers a speech in London Picture: REUTERS/Toby Melville

IT was another extraordinary day in British politics yesterday, not least because for the first time in recent memory a leader was stabbed in the front, by a rival. Michael Gove's shafting of Boris Johnson has added to the consternation caused by the Brexit. There are hardly enough baskets for the number of political heads rolling around the corridors of Westminster.

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A full week since this country awoke to the news that Britain had voted to leave the EU, the leadership vacuum has grown. There is still no clear blueprint on how to proceed.

There is no end to the upheaval across the water - or the inertia in Brussels - as hapless leaders grapple to come up with some kind of contingency plans.

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