IAN HART: Can the Prime Minister rise to Brexit challenge?

It seems an age since that fateful June day when I was part of the minority of the people in the country who wanted to remain in the European Union.

Thursday, 30th November 2017, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 11:40 am
Ian Hart

As previously stated in this column, among my reasons for voting to stay in was so that David Cameron would remain at 10 Downing Street.

He wasn’t necessarily doing a brilliant job, but I think it’s very much a case of ‘better the devil you know’ and, with what has followed politically, I might have had a point.

That and all the inaccuracies, and in some cases lies, the Brexiteers trotted out throughout the campaign.

Like most people who voted to remain I was prepared to go with the wishes of the majority and accept the result.

However, I’m now really beginning to get confused with how this whole Brexit process is going to pan out.

Every day a different angle, a new twist to the apparent ‘divorce settlement’ and the reported sizeable bill that will come with it.

I consider myself an intelligent man but even now I’m having trouble keeping up with all the daily developments.

Like Cameron, and despite his views on the subject, I trusted David Davies as a politician, therefore I was pleased when he was tasked with the job to sort the whole process out.

Is he doing a good job? Depends on who you listen to, but ultimately, I’m sure I’m not alone in worrying about where this will all take us as a nation.

The one thing we don’t need is another general election. However, I’m not sure the same can be said for a new Prime Minister.

Love them or loathe them, when the likes of Maggie and Churchill had a challenge they rose to it.

Sadly, I’m not sure I can say the same for Mrs May.