The trouble is, this whole thing was caused by centrists and their complete inability to understand what is going on outside the center (a trait shared by most of the MPs in the Independent Group). Cameron, Osborne and May are all, essentially, centrists, and they walked right into this, eyes wide open, brains turned off - May is the furthest right but there are plenty of Labour MPs to the right of her on virtually every subject (it’s rare to find one to the right of her on all, but there are several - Kate Hoey for example, is to the right of almost the entire Tory party, and is Labour).
They screwed the pooch, and whilst I think most people would prefer assorted centrists to some of this insanity, they’re not going to be able to fix anything, because inevitably centrists engage in two things:
Sacrificing national interests in favour of international ones. This can be good or bad, but it certainly erodes the trust of a certain faction of voters - yes mostly on the right, particularly the far right, but there’s also a weird anti-internationalist breed on the left.
Giving public money, i.e. taxes, to private organisations, even when it doesn’t make any sense whatsoever, and doing so in a focused and ruthless way. The center is where Public Private Partnerships and so on are most beloved, and where neoliberal ideas that everything is better if you introduce a “market” to it (a shallow concept resulting from a misunderstanding the limited application of market efficiencies) are absolutely gospel.
Most of the EU’s worst policy-making is solidly centrist, too. The key problem with centrism is that instead of most centrists being open-minded and looking for the best possible solutions to problems (they do exist, but are increasingly rare), wherever they come from, most centrists are actually just cowardly and don’t want to hold any actual positions (you can see something similar with Kamala Harris in the US election, but Clegg was a good example too), or just fucking psycho fanatics who worship PPP and “market efficiencies”.
So I have little hope for them. Obviously they’re better than the Tories, who are using the entire country’s fate to fight petty internal battles (enabled by a weak opposition more interested in fighting itself than anything else - fucking Tony Blair, that piece of shit, would have got May fired and be running the country by now, for all his many, many sins)