Brexit has revealed that Britain is two countries, both getting it wrong. Theresa May needs a Plan B

Brexit has revealed that Britain is two countries, both getting it wrong. Theresa May needs a Plan B, by Allister Heath.

Middle England is delighted by our new government and its take on the world. The latest opinion polls are phenomenal: the Tories have hit 43 per cent, the sort of heights last reached at the 1983 general election; Theresa May’s party, buoyed by huge support from women and older voters, has taken a 17-point lead against Labour, … its largest while in power since 1987.

This triumph has gone almost unnoticed, for one simple reason: Elite Britain, a much smaller but hugely influential section of the population, is aghast and in open revolt. It cannot believe that the Tories are truly intent on pulling us out of the EU and that they even want to limit immigration. …

May is an enviable position: she enjoys huge backing from the public. But the UK’s establishment is increasingly and dangerously alienated from Middle England. To ensure that the UK’s economy does as well as possible over the next few years, the Prime Minister must now focus her efforts on reassuring corporate Britain.

hat-tip Stephen Neil