Tactical newspaper articles are necessary but insufficient. She should make a series of speeches to set out her stall and try to change the weather.
That the company is a government customer isn’t the whole story. After all, few customers must manage the consequences of their supplier’s collapse.
Many ministers are indeed well-suited – but it feels as if this is a secondary consideration: just check their CVs, and ask if we might sometimes choose better.
That doesn’t just mean talking about it – it means putting it into practice both in Government and in how we run our own Party operations.
Given Brexit, limited parliamentary time and a hung parliament, one priority is to demonstrate how leaving the EU will create specific opportunities for Britain.
Any new First Secretary of State should not have further ambitions of their own. And it would be pointless in any event to make any such appointment honorary.
Cameron or May? Clegg or Green? Osborne or Hammond? Hague or Johnson? May or Rudd? Fox or Williamson? Cable or Clark…
We backed Brexit to make those in power more accountable. The House of Commons must not be ignored as if it were a mere debating society.
We have allowed our enemies to infiltrate almost every power centre that matters and delegitimise our very existence.
The Prime Minister says that she intends to serve a full term and is “getting on with the immediate job”.
Davidson should have a standing invite to attend Political Cabinet, and be encouraged to speak her mind – on Brexit, the DUP and anything else.
Placing every single decision in the hands of a tiny group is not a viable long-term strategy, but a recipe for total (nervous) breakdown.
If she tries to work through populist edicts and diktats, she will fail. And if the Right argues that a few tax cuts for the richest will solve our problems, this will be no better.
There is a handful of Ministers who unfortunately display two or three of these signs. They know who they are – and so does Theresa May.
Ultimately, happiness derives from things outside the state’s control. To the extent they can, politicians should encourage businesses that deliver them.