*Updated* on 18 April 2017, Theresa May announced a General Election will be held on 8 June 2017.

One more quick thought, further to my ramblings earlier on today about the advisability of Theresa May calling an early general election. The Prime Minister has ruled it out, which is what those in power always do until they change course and rather suddenly rule it in.

It is – I acknowledge -extremely unlikely that she will call a general election, because May is defined by her reputation for steady as she goes reliability and she knows it. If this call and the campaign went wrong it would be embarrassing and endanger the economy, the constitution and May’s unchallenged leadership.