Mrs May has just suffered the humiliation of having to sack her two closest advisers. You'd think she might have said, "If they go, I go." But, no, loyalty in the upper reaches of governance only goes one way. Does Mrs May think that sacrificing her friends will keep her in office? But why would she want to cling to office when every public appearance will be a rite of mortification?
Someone- someone breathing down Mrs May's neck- will have to prepare a speech for the Queen to deliver at the State Opening of Parliament. What on earth can be said in it that won't provoke laughter?