If unable to mediate, a Prime Minister’s job is to make a decision and lead. Theresa May, therefore, needs to destroy the nationalist rump that is holding Britain hostage to some lost, illogical dream. As Europe fragments with challenges from migration, currency and authoritarian governments, Britain’s smirking and walking away from her neighbours will be viewed by historians as one of our greatest acts of cowardice and selfishness. Sure, Britain will be fine. It always has been for the protected elite. But Europe will not be because it has proved itself time and again to be the world’s most savage continent. The Prime Minister could lift Britain’s spirits and set us on a new path by sacking those who are so publicly splitting her cabinet, namely Michael Gove for falsely telling voters they did not need to take notice of experts; Boris Johnson for attempting to paint Europeans as the enemy; and Jeremy Hunt for trying to silence the voice of business. The Prime Minister has the numbers and, once done, she can lead from the front and bring in a team to redesign Britain’s relationship with Europe while helping the European Union carry out reforms needed for its own survival. Gove, Hunt, Johnson and others do not know about war. Their work experience has barely stepped them outside a board room, newsroom or debating chamber. (Gove still believes the Iraq invasion was a good idea) The EU is not a commercial market. It is a mechanism that, until now, has gone a long way to stopping the nationalism, racism, authoritarianism and killing that bedevils our continent. Rhetoric about trade deals with China and Albania will not change that truth.