Scotland’s First Minister and Leader of the Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon has not wasted any time exploiting the Brexit mess to maximise her own and her party’s political capital. And who can blame her? The SNP narrative has been one of Westminster incompetence and mismanagement for decades, and David Cameron’s failed gamble on the EU referendum was perhaps the most egregious example of such mismanagement since the Suez crisis in 1956. Even the former Prime Minister’s most ardent supporters must accept that the commitment to hold the EU referendum has been a catastrophic, unprovoked own-goal, for him, for “Westminster”, and ultimately for the entire country.
When hell freezes over
If the political class have any sense, they will not be calling for any more referendums for a long time to comeAzeem Ibrahim