Presumably we are drifting towards some kind of Important Juncture in the EU referendum and yet - & pardon me if I've missed something - precisely nobody of Any Stature Whatsoever has declared for 'Leave'.
comes to something when Michael Portillo's name is tentatively being
floated. The power of the Establishment's disapproval is a fearsome thing indeed.
Can anybody think of a precedent for a movement with no capital-L Leader? I suppose there have been several incohate, more-or-less spontaneous uprisings that have subsequently spawned a real leadership, or (more often) been 'hijacked' by an opportuntistic leader-in-waiting.
If there is a derisory 'Leave' campaign and pitiful vote, the 'result' will be as meaningless as Gordon Brown's coronation.