IN the immediate aftermath of the General Election, Theresa May has made it clear that she has no intention of resigning and hopes to form a new government.
She is reportedly ready to do a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland which is broadly conservative in view and holds 10 seats which when added to the 318 that the Tories hold, will give her a working majority.
She is due to visit the Queen at 12.30 UK time to request permission to try to form the next British government and this is unlikely to be refused.
What can only be speculated on is whether the Conservative party will rebel against Mrs May and look for a new leader and already bookies have Boris Johnson as the front runner, followed by Phillip Hammond.
The Conservative party needs to have formal approval of its policies within two weeks of the Queen’s Speech which is due to take place on June 19 and if she doesn’t get a majority votes and Labour can’t form a coalition then a new election would be called in the Autumn.
All of this whilst the Brexit clock continues to tick down.