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So one inauspicious date – that of the UK’s official departure from the EU on Halloween – has been replaced by another. Absent some highly unusual activity in the House of Lords, the country will learn the identity of its new Prime Minister on Friday 13th of December. Of all the various options available, a Boris Johnson premiership and a majority Conservative government might finally, and perversely, allow a process of national healing after three-and-a-half-years of increasingly intense Brexit psychodrama. If the bogeyman turns out to be Jeremy Corbyn, or some coalition of the dismal, the long national nightmare will in fact have only just begun.

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