The lack of Political authority is not the problem right now. The whole country is looking to Westminster for direction, as are markets, but not it seems the people who seem to be mostly apathetic outside the Euro debate. With every week that passes, it becomes clearer that it’s not possible to work out a plan for Brexit on the fly. It must be done in the mists of the EU negotiation. This enormous task requires a stable government in charge to provide leadership to the disoriented and exhausted civil service, along with the normal legislative process.
Will there be a snap general election this year, next year or will a full term be the case? As the constitution stands it will be a full-term Parliament. We have a new PM and a divided country. BREXIT has proven this to be true, and the PM has stated that she will go the distance and needs no mandate with no intention to cut and run. This is hypocritical as she called on Gorgon Brown to go to the country when he became PM. Also, the Labour party membership is up but will this translate into enough votes to win an election whenever it comes. Ninety one seats need to be won for a Labour government with a majority of one is required to get a full working majority add another twenty seats. Not counting the boundary changes that favour the Tory's by another twenty. This is the task we face to make Britain a better place.
Yet the people have spoken in the referendum and the lesson has been clear.....Vox populi! But the voice of the people is not enough to make democracy in Britain in 2016. The parliamentary arm of government still is working, the Trident renewal was passed with a vote in favour, showing that parliament can be effective if there is a will. Just what that ‘will’ can be in the current political climate, only time will tell.