Theresa May MP, unless someting extremely untoward occurs between now and Wednesday, will wake up as a member of the Cabinet and will go to bed in number 10 Downing Street as both the leader of the Conservative Party and the UK’s new PM.

With Labour in complete disarray Theresa May’s second most important act should be to call a snap general election; her first act should be to invoke Article 50 and start the process of the country’s departure from the EU. With the fuse of Article 50 lit Ms May should then seize the opportunity and, unlike Gordon Brown who failed to go to the country when he had the chance, call a general election.

Calling an election for September or October would probably see Labour lose seats and I would anticipate the Tory’s parliamentary majority would increase. This would give Theresa May a clear mandate to govern and would give her just under 4 years to prepare to take on Labout in 2020.

Of course, I am not privy to the inner workings of the government and Thersea May isn’t yet in place, but I think that she will want the support of the people of the country now that she has the overwhelming support of the vast majority of Conservative MPs.

We certainly live in interesting times.

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