She is now dependent on her critics if the new goverment is to work. This is a time for humility, reconciliation – and all hands on deck.
And all this, remember, is on the assumption that she somehow gains a working majority, or is Prime Minister in a hung Parliament.
“It is untenable for us to play any further role in an organisation, such as Open Britain, which is advocating campaigning against Conservative MPs or candidates.”
Above all, don’t neglect the obvious. May is vulnerable to Tory revolts – as the NICs debacle proved. She wants a real working majority.
The bottom line is that America cannot simply sit back, and wait for North Korea to become a direct threat.
The former Education Secretary says she knows from experience that “there’s only so much brain space” for reforms.
The reality is that most of it will be concentrated on pupils older than 16 – whatever the best age may be at which to select.
We are increasingly seeing evidence of re-nationalisation coming back.
But if they defy the referendum result, they must also accept the consequences.
The Article 50 Bill starts its passage through the Commons today – uniting the Conservative Party and throwing Labour into disarray.
A new fortnightly column from the former Education Secretary starts tomorrow.
This site is prepared to kit out both MPs if necessary. And the Prime Minister’s co-Chief of Staff too.
She needs the larger majority that a poll would deliver if she is to achieve her programme at a time of pre-Brexit turbulence.
Matters might reach a point at which although Brexit is not blocked, orderly government becomes impossible.
The way the Article 50 process works does not aid attempts to halt Britain leaving.