TODAY’S election results illuminate very little, although they do remind us how deeply unpopular Theresa May is as prime minister – in particular with her own party.

That she should lose more than 1,200 councillors is calamitous, and yet Labour is in no position to capitalise. It lost 100 councillors, including many all along the Tees Valley, and does not appear to be a government-in-waiting. It has no clear Brexit position. As many of its remain-inclined MPs have pointed out: it has been in the middle road facing both ways and yesterday it got run over by traffic coming from both directions.

But which direction should it face? Yesterday’s results do not tell whether it should be a leave party or a remain party.

Indeed, only remain parties – the LibDems and the Greens – can claim any sort of success. But were people just voting for them in protest as the “none of the above” option?

So we lurch on to the Euros in 20 days’ time. Yesterday’s results give ChangeUK, the breakaway party, a real headache. Is it really going to stand against the LibDems and the Greens, split the remain vote and let in leavers?

The Euros will also see Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party enter the field and deliver an almighty punch to the two main parties.

But yesterday also reminds us that the country remains as divided as Parliament – 28 per cent for both Labour and the Tories; 19 per cent of the LibDems and 25 per cent for others. We are inconclusively divided – or should that be hopelessly?