Prime Minister in waiting Teresa May has made a clear commitment to Brexit. She said there would no attempts to remain inside the EU by the backdoor in a pitch made just minutes before Andrea Leadsom quit from the leadership race.
Pro Europe May will be measured not just by her words but by her actions, also on immigration, amid criticism of her stint as an authoritarian and incompetent Home Secretary.
It is to be hoped May gives Andrea Leadsom and Michael Gove places around the cabinet table, a gesture that might help unite the divided Tory party.
A Brexit in the middle of a global depression with the eurozone on the verge of collapse and the NATO and the EU on the edge of a nuclear world war with Russia will not be plain sailing.