SINCE taking up office at Number 10 Theresa May has been clear about one thing - Brexit means Brexit.

Unfortunately what we still don't know is what Brexit actually means in the first place.

More than two months after the UK voted to leave the European Union we're still none the wiser about what's actually going to happen.

It seemed we might actually get some clarity on Monday when newly-appointed Brexit minister David Davis - not to be confused with Monmouthshire's own David Davies - took to the despatch box on the first day of Parliament after the summer holidays to set out the government's position going forward.

But after 25 minutes of waffle we still didn't know what's going to happen and when.

While there's an argument that the revelation that some of the promises made by the leave campaign may have been slightly less than honest lends the pro-EU camp some belated credence, there's no disputing people were given a chance to vote and the result fell as it did.

Leaving us in the lurch around when and how we'll actually be leaving the EU is hardly helpful.

Anyone would think the government wasn't prepared for the leave campaign to win.

Maybe Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage had the right idea by jumping ship right after the vote came in so they didn't have to deal with it.

As you read this politicians are making sure their smart clothes and colour-coded ties are nicely pressed in time to go back to work after the summer holidays.

With Parliament back this week and the Senedd the next hopefully we'll see some actual work being done when it comes to running the country.

This goes doubly so in the case of the Senedd - the period period between May's election and the summer recess Assembly was thoroughly wishy-washy, with no actual legislation being introduced or debated.

There's something to be said for allowing a new government to bed in, of course, but I'm sure I'm not the only one looking forward to Carwyn and co getting their teeth into actually running the country.

Finally we're just a few weeks away from this ghastly Labour leadership contest being put to bed.

This has been by far one of the dirtiest political campaigns in recent memory, with both sides acting as abhorrently as the other.

Just try mentioning one of the candidates on Twitter and watch the torrent of abuse from supporters of their opponent flood in.

Hardly a great advert for our political system.

Unfortunately, I feel this may be a case of whoever wins, we all lose.

If Mr Corbyn retains his seat the majority of Labour MPs will not be terribly happy, not really a situation conducive to running an effective opposition in Parliament, and if Owen Smith snatches the role he'll do so against the wishes of a large portion of the party's membership.

So, even though the actual race will be over soon, I fear the turmoil is far, far from over.

Elsewhere in this fine publication you'll find the first in a new series of features in which I sit down with some of Wales and Gwent's biggest political hitters to quiz them about the issues which matter most to you, our readers.

I'd welcome feedback so if you like it or hate it, do let me know through the usual channels.