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.

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