For reasons I have frequently stated before - you remember, I'm a hopeless forecaster - I intend to keep my prognostications for the future of British and European politics to vague allusions, a sort of compendium of 'well, possibly, this' or 'on the other hand maybe that' but 'there again, even none of the above'. So if you have come here expecting to find keen analysis and structured forecasts for the future I suggest you try the astrologer in your local newspaper.
Mind you, to state that the second major casualty, following the political deaths of 'Dave 'n' George', is the Labour party is simply to restate what is on every front page today. The deliciously ironic situation in which the majority of Labour MPs in Westminster think that 'Jezza' is a total prat, whilst the mass of the ordinary membership, inflated as it has been by zillions of juveniles joining for a few quid, think that 'Jezza' is the new Trotsky (which he is!) means that - stand by, here comes a tentative forecast! - the Labour party will become a minor cult organisation like the Flat Earth Society. As the 'kiddie-winkies' try to destroy their own MPs, and the MPs try, somehow, to expunge their own party members, the last man standing will be left to contemplate a political landscape not too different from that portrayed in Cormac McCarthy's bleak, apocalyptic vision in "The Road".
Meanwhile, back at the Tory party ranch, the 'Inners' and 'Outers' are 'tooling up' ready for their equivalent of a Napoleonic square forming up ready to fire but facing inwards! Obviously Cameron and Osborne are already on their way to the casualty clearance station, although it should be noted that 'little Georgie' is keeping very quiet and may be ready to throw in his lot with the 'Outers'. I trust that Boris and Gove, the likely winners of the political crown, will have the good taste and acumen to send this useless, failed, lying toe-rag on his way. Not, mind you, that they should attempt to exclude the very many 'Outers' who, nimble political acrobats as they are, will change their minds instantly at the slightest whiff of political office!
But now, alas, we must reluctantly turn our attention to Berlin-Brussels. Who-ever leads the Tory government over the next few years must cut a deal with the apparatchiks who, bless their smelly socks, did so much to convince a majority of the 'Great British Public' (GBP) to vote for Brexit. The likes of 'Junck the Drunk' and his bureaucratic cronies have suffered a major trauma and, in their Continental way, they are eager to ensure that 'there will be blood'. However, it is gradually impinging on their tiny dictatorial minds that the amazing example of Britain exerting its democracy is going to have a galvanising effect on the other peoples of Europe many of whom will be muttering that if those damn Brits can do it, why can't we?' I doubt, somehow that 'Junck' and his, er, 'colleagues' will hold back from their deep desire to inflict damage on Britain, after all, they smashed the Greeks into submission and bullied the Italians into taking on a prime minister that no-one had voted for, so, they think, what's so different about the Brits? However, there are some calmer and more considered voices emanating from Berlin - and that's where the real-politik resides!
Meanwhile, back in 'this septic Isle', the new regime must institute some immediate changes, starting with the dismissal of that stupid 'Canuck' (or something beginning with 'c') who runs the Bank of England and who stepped out way beyond his area of responsibility. He was always Osborne's pick and puppet and he must go. Next up to be blindfolded and stood against a wall is Cameron's glove puppet, Sir Jeremy Heywood, the top man in the civil service who, despicable wretch that he is, ruined the reputation of his service by failing to remain neutral in the great debate.
What I would like to see is Boris as Prime Minister and Gove as Chancellor. I'm not too sure about Boris, only time will tell, but he eventually took his courage and his political future in his hands and committed to 'Brexit' so he deserves his reward. Another contender is Theresa May although I cannot imagine why! She has been utterly useless as Home Secretary where she is responsible for controlling immigration. Unlike Boris she lacked the guts to commit to 'Brexit' but refused to support the 'Remainers' with any enthusiasm. I hope that Boris, in imitation of his hero, Winston, will try and heal Tory wounds by employing his erstwhile opponents in the 'Remain' camp.
Finally, I hope that Nigel Farage will be employed in a suitably high-ranking role. He, above all men, was responsible for forcing dim and cowardly 'Dave' to hold a referendum. And he, and his party, were responsible for articulating what a huge swathe of the working class were thinking and feeling. You could say, without exaggeration, 'it wos 'Nige' wot won it!'