British Politics

Vincent Boland: This psychodrama is damaging everyone – we just want the old Britain back now

Only a general election can solve the national crisis that is destabilising the country and by extension Ireland and all of Europe

Kwasi Kwarteng, Britain’s former chancellor and Liz Truss, the outgoing prime minister: the next prime minister will be the third one in three months. Picture: Getty

Britain is approaching a moment of reckoning. As the country braces itself for the imposition of a third prime minister in three months, it confronts a national crisis the like of which it has not endured since the Suez debacle of the 1950s.

This is an astonishing state of affairs for a country that likes to think of itself as a bastion of stability, moderate politics and everyday democracy. If the upheaval we have witnessed ...