Can anyone explain how approximately 46,028,000 of us now find ourselves in the abhorrent position of having to accept a future Prime Minister appointed by a mere 120,000 registered Tory sycophants?

Their favourite candidate for the job is currently facing the possibility of life imprisonment for allegedly misleading the public as a person of influence, behaves like a buffoon and was twice fired from posts because of his dishonesty (according to the 'i'). If he’s the pick of the bunch, how bad can the rest be?

Westminster is now just about play-acting for the cameras. MP's pretend they are 'officers' at HQ, safely tucked away out of the real 'combat zone' whilst the casualties pile up in the battlefields outside.

This provides excellent material for another ‘Blackadder’ BBC satire. Meanwhile, the country's poor and sick continue to be ignored, housing and education are becoming increasingly out of reach for most and austerity has crippled our health and infrastructure. Help for the disadvantaged is now vastly less per capita than in Scotland and Wales.

It gets worse. We have just elected 29 Brexit MEP's whose purpose surely can’t be to represent our interests in the EU since they didn’t want to be there in the first place. How crazy is that?

The UK has been revealed as the ‘greatest enabler’ of corporate tax avoidance! Tax favours and a bit of ermine have been ‘bought’ with ‘political donations’ for as long as I can remember. Brexit voters should carefully weigh up the saying, "He who pays the piper, calls the tune" before it's too late to change their minds. They should follow the ‘money trail’.

There was so much we could have learned to appreciate and enjoy about the EU but we've allowed ourselves to be misled by a ‘drip feed’ of Brexit lies which were only emotional ways of 'the pot calling the kettle black'. Our own failings are what we should have been focussing on. Look around you now at the carnage!

Mike Joslin