Poor, thick, out-of-her-depth Andrea Leadsom.
If she had been a person to be taken seriously, then someone would have told her that there was never supposed to be a Brexiteer on the ballot.
In fact, if she had been a person to be taken seriously, then no one would have needed to have told her that there was never supposed to be a Brexiteer on the ballot.
If that meant that there simply would not be a ballot, then there simply would not be a ballot.
Lo and behold, there simply is not a ballot.
Liam Fox and Michael Gove have lost no time in forgetting that there ever was a referendum. They will not be the only ones. They are already not the only ones.
But then, to the people who always wanted it, merely holding the referendum was the end in itself.
That has now happened, even if no one remembers that it has. Therefore, they have no remaining reason, so to speak, to be politically active at all.
Meanwhile, in the world of the real thing, a second Corbyn Summer is already under way.