If the UK government is to succeed in stamping its mark through direct investment, it will need to channel the zeal usually reserved for an underdog.
Plus: I have the right to speak my mind about Liverpool. Plus: am I a true Conservative?
The new Prime Minister will inherit the worst political legacy in living memory – with the very barest of working majorities.
A general election is rolling down the tracks. And he is the man best placed to see off Corbyn and Farage.
The May government has so far set its sights no higher than its predecessor. Its aim remains Cameron’s – to build a one million homes during this parliament.