AS Theresa May famously said, Brexit is Brexit. She wasn’t able to define what Brexit was, and now we can all see that it is nothing but a blooming mess.

However, before we castigate our politicians for not getting on with it, let’s remember that they are so deeply divided because they represent the nation as a whole. We voted by the slimmest of majorities for an undefined Brexit and then confused matters by making Mrs May one of the weakest Prime Ministers in British history. Now there are barely two people alive who have a settled view on whether it should be a soft, hard, no-deal, Norway, Canada, or a new way Brexit, with or without a backstop, or whether it should be a re-run.

There is no settled will of the people, other than a majority have voted for us to leave – but, because of the restrictions of the referendum, they were unable to point in which direction.

So Parliament has to work it out.

Today, you can fulminate at David Cameron for hatching such a botched process, you can get angry at the nonsense and lies spouted on either side, you can put your fingers in your ears and shout “la, la, la” all day to drown the lot of them out, or you can sit back and enjoy the drama, content in the knowledge that the British Parliament is sovereign.

Eventually, a direction will emerge. It won’t be pretty and it won’t be universally liked, but it will be taken in the right place by the right people: our elected representatives.

It may be hideously messy, but at least Britain is in control of its destiny.