So what happens now? We’ve lost a tearful PM who was incapable of carrying her own party never mind the House of Commons with her to deliver on the major populist decision of our generation.

She staked her whole political reputation and career on delivering Brexit and then totally flunked her lines. Abandoned by her own party that elected her leader after the previous one got us into this mess and promptly bottled it and ran away.

Then she was out-matched, out-thought and out-manoeuvred by a team of EU negotiators who finished up laughing at her and her team. All in all, it's been an unmitigated disaster both for her and, more importantly, the country and all of us that have the misfortune to try and do business in this febrile environment.

Of course, this hasn’t gone unnoticed by many of the people who voted to leave the EU and I bet you actually some who voted to stay at the time of the referendum.

The hammering the Tories have just taken at the farcical European elections is as justified as it was predictable. Leaderless and rudderless, they got what the deserved.

But then with Jeremy Corbyn riding two horses at once, in fact riding whatever the latest horse to wander by happens to stand for, Labour have taken almost as big a hiding as the Tories. What an absolute mess and what a way for politicians in a developed, mature democracy to behave.

Treating voters with complete disdain was never going to fly but that’s precisely what both main UK parties have been doing now for months whether you agree with Brexit or not, and it seems they are now reaping their rewards.

Now we are being forced to witness the unedifying spectacle of numerous lightweight Tory politicians vying for the job as PM. Frankly, why they want it, I’ve absolutely no idea – but they seem to be queuing up for the job.

Half of them are almost entirely unknown to most of us but that doesn’t seem to have stopped them believing that somehow they are either capable or qualified to be PM or indeed capable of doing some kind of better deal with the EU than the defeated and broken Theresa May managed.

I have absolutely no idea what happens now, but I guess I’m not alone because I don’t think anyone does. Do we all have to wait in total limbo until this process of electing a new Tory leader is complete?

Even when that happens, what chance will he or she have of bringing any kind of sanity to this madness we currently face?

How can anyone find any kind of common position amongst politicians across the political spectrum who have never appeared more divided and entrenched in their respective positions than they are right now?

In the unlikely event that they do come together in the Commons and agree some cobbled together nonsense, what’s the EU going to make of it and how can they be persuaded to reopen the Brexit negotiations? I just can’t see it myself – unless we take a totally different tack to the one adopted by Mrs May and her team.

That can only mean one thing and that is a 'no deal' Brexit is on the table. Theresa May once said no deal is better than a bad deal, but it became obvious she didn’t actually mean it.

So, the EU ignored her and then ran rings round her because they knew that. Unless the new PM actually means it, why would the EU budge or feel they need to consider moving their position one iota unless someone like Boris has his finger on the proverbial Brexit 'no deal' nuclear button.

That must be more likely now, especially as the next Tory leader (our PM) will be continually goaded by the newly emboldened Mr Farage. The big problem we have in taking such a position is that the new PM really does have to mean it, a hard Brexit could accidentally become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

How many wars have started by mistake over the centuries when leaders get into entrenched positions, or were backed into a political corner, and before they know it, the unthinkable actually happens. How many innocent lives have been lost or lives ruined when leaders get it wrong.

I’m beginning to get a horrible feeling about this situation and where it might end whether it is good for the country or not. So while all this is going on, is there anything individual businesses or individuals can do to protect or insulate ourselves from any impending carnage on or before October 31?

Can we talk directly to our trading partners – and I don’t mean those faceless EU negotiators – but real businesses that buy our goods. I would like to hope so, but as most of them think we’ve lost the plot already, why would they bother – and who can blame them. If our trading partners don’t get it, where will that leave us?

But we must keep talking and trying to give us any hope of retaining these customers and relationships that it has taken years or in some cases generations to develop. God help us if we are to rely on compensation for losses as a result of tariffs or trade interruptions.

Then it really will be carnage for many. For example, the idea of reintroducing variable premium payments for finished lambs or some of the other crazy suggestions I’ve heard discussed recently would almost make you throw in the towel.

So, we have to hold our nerves and produce the best we can as efficiently as possible and keep close to our customers wherever they operate, until this bullshit is sorted out, one way or another.

But don’t despair completely. Self preservation is an amazing trait. Even some of these more extreme, self-indulgent politicians in power right now must realise the danger of where they could now be heading.

The European elections are just a taste of what’s to come and if they don’t get a grip and start leading, and stop this nonsense, they won’t just spend a few years out of a job they will be in the political wilderness permanently and deservedly so.

Boris may have been heard and reported as saying 'f**k business' but he and others better change their tune or they might live to regret such ridiculous remarks. You can’t influence with no power and no mandate and that’s where this is heading for many of these individuals who keep chirping on about 'principles' and Britain ruling the waves again.

The company that bought our business last year manufactures, bottles and distributes Coca Cola to more than 800m Chinese, and 20 American states. That’s the kind of scale of business that exists in the world today and this one is privately owned.

The world has moved on and we need to be part of it – like it or lump it. Some need to recognise the Empire is dead and although Britain has a lot to offer the world we have nothing to offer anyone behaving like this which ever side of the Brexit debate you sit on.

This country of 60m people doesn’t command the same global influence it used to, so let’s get used to that.

Burns had it right all these years ago when he wrote 'O wad some pow'r the giftie gie us, tae see oursels as ithers see us'.