WITH no new season of Game of Thrones this year, Theresa May's cabinet appears to have taken matters into their own hands and staged their own red wedding.

As if waking up to the news David Davis had quit as Brexit secretary on Monday morning - the announcement conveniently timed until after all the national papers had gone to print - wasn't dramatic enough, everyone's favourite lovable buffoon/walking diplomatic disaster Boris Johnson also handed in his notice as foreign secretary later in the day.

Comparisons to sublime political sitcom The Thick of It are unavoidable. If Malcolm Tucker was real he would no doubt have been on particularly sweary form on Monday.

The pair's resignations, along with a handful of others from their offices, came following the so-called Chequers agreement last week, which set out the government's latest plans for negotiations with the EU - which were slammed by many Brexit supporters as being a concession to the Remain camp.

We heard ministers were told at the marathon meeting at the Buckinghamshire estate last week to fall in line or face having to walk home - presumably walking past a gaggle of photographers on the way to the gate.

So it appears Mr Davis - not to be confused with Monmouth's own David Davies - and Boris did just that - only to quit once they were safely back in London.

Their resignations were applauded by many Brexit supporters as laudable displays of integrity in the wake of a soft Brexit - a frankly baffling argument when all they've really done is remove themselves from positions of influence.

Time and time again we've heard we need stability as we negotiate what are some increasingly choppy waters. So for the man in charge of the negotiations from our side to up and quit half way through - albeit having apparently spent the grand total of four whole hours with his EU counterpart Michel Barnier - at best throws an annoying spanner in the works, at worst tips the entire process into turmoil.

The same goes for Boris, who's once again shown when the going gets tough, he gets going - right out of the door.

The only way the pair's resignations make sense is if motions are being put in place to oust Theresa May and replace her with a pro-Brexit prime minister who will institute the dreamed of/dreaded hard Brexit.

And maybe this was the plan, but we're now hearing that support for the necessary motion of no confidence within the Conservative ranks might not be forthcoming after all.

So well done both, you've shot yourselves in the foot. Again.

With less than a year to go until we leave the EU and very little progress having been made so far, a change of personnel at the negotiating table is exactly what we don't need.

While our cabinet is embroiled in the kind of childish bickering and backstabbing you'd expect to see on Love Island, the deadline for the government to get its act together is fast approaching.

At this rate, it's becoming increasingly likely we'll leave Europe with the bare bones of a deal - hardly the brave new world we were promised by Boris and co. in front of that big red bus.

Calls by the Remain camp to re-run the referendum are frankly futile and would make a mockery of the democratic process.

Lies were told on both sides of the campaign - although the pro-EU camp at least had the good sense not to put them on the side of a bus - so a second vote would serve only to confuse the matter and delegitimise the entire process of a referendum.

It's time to put these arguments away and work together for the best Brexit we can. In fact, the the time to put arguments away was June 24, 2016, but we all know how that went.

Instead we've had two years of bickering and back-stabbing while Michel Barnier twiddles his thumbs waiting for us to get our act together and the chance of reaching anything resembling an acceptable outcome slips away.

Upending the whole process because you don't like where it's going is a deeply childish move on behalf of Davis and Johnson, and one which puts the entire country at risk.

The Brexiteers send their regards, indeed.