Thursday, July 14, 2016
An early general election looks the logical choice for Theresa May
A major Whitehall reorganisation.
Accomplished plotters like George Osborne and Michael Gove sent to the backbenches.
Potential disasters like Boris Johnson and Liam Fox brought in.
Others - Andrea Leadsom, Priti Patel - given cabinet positions they will hate.
You cannot accuse Theresa May of lacking ambition, with Brexit on the books and a likely economic downturn on the way, it all sounds too much for a prime minister with a majority of only 12.
The logic of that, I suppose, is that we should expect a general election in the autumn or the spring of next year.
Without it, Theresa May may find she has overestimated the strength of her position.