Britain is to have a new prime minister in the form of Theresa May, currently the home secretary. May will take office on Wednesday after the contest to become Conservative leader was unexpectedly cut short by her rival Andrea Leadsom.
New Prime Minister Theresa May showed a ruthless streak on Thursday in building a cabinet to lead Britain's exit from the European Union, while her chancellor of exchequer said he would do whatever was necessary to restore confidence in the economy.
Like a super-powered aerosol, those oddly engaging pictures of the Prime Minister on her summer hols drive away the foetid stench of rancorous recrimination which descended on post-Brexit Britain, and replace it with a blast of Alpine freshness.
When Theresa May became UK prime minister she inherited many contentious issues on the international stage, thanks to the British vote to leave the EU. But the diplomatic matter to cause her real problems concerned nuclear power.