Just days after news of Theresa May’s resignation comes the biggest electoral kicking the Conservatives have ever faced. The utter humiliation of coming fifth in the European Elections, with fewer than 1-in-10 votes.
Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party grinds the government into the ground — but what happens next? Can his movement move on? Or will the Tories just embrace a no-deal Brexit under a new leader?
Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats punish Labour for its ambiguity on Brexit, but there’s little immediate sign Jeremy Corbyn will pay any attention.
We work through the results of the EU vote, as well as making an early assessment of the rival candidates going for the Tory leadership.