Such is the revolutionary fervor of those now in charge of Britain’s government, they are testing to its democratic limits the cohesion of a country with no formal constitution.

One consequence of the extraordinary events of the last week surrounding Brexit is that the UK will soon hold a general election. This will likely further divide the country as the principal choice is between a Conservative party shorn of moderation, promoting a hard-line English nationalist agenda, and a Labour Party offering an equally radical but hard-left socialist agenda.