The next prime minister of the UK will have a no-win job: Option A is pull the trigger on Brexit, in which case you’re leading the country on a disastrous policy that even its erstwhile supporters aren’t enthusiastic about anymore, and which could lead to the UK going the way of the USSR.
Option B is defy the will of the electorate and reject Brexit.
I wonder whether Boris Johnson saw the odds and said screw it I’ll be the Prime Minister AFTER the unlucky bastard who presides over that train wreck.
Having started this mess, Cameron had an obligation to see it through, and his resignation was — as we dignified journalist types say — a dick move.
[Griff Witte – The Washington Post]