If it isn't this time, something Even Worse will come out next month. The Tories should do the deed swiftly: can anyone, save possible Starmer, make an argument for delay? A finger in the dyke now will cause the pressure to build up even more.
Après lui, le déluge? Boris, we are told, warmly espouses the Great Man theory of history, and no surprises there. FWIW, in very broad terms so do I, in the sense that individuals can (sometimes) dictate the direction of history at critical forks in the road. But the clue is in the coinage. Not Great Charlatan, Great Entitled One, Great Pussy-Whipped Oaf, Great Serial Truth-Dodger.
It's Great Man. And we don't have one. So History had just better get on with it.