THE prime minister faces the enviable job of choosing a new rising star to be defence minister from the Tories’ stellar array of talent.
Following Michael Fallon’s resignation, May is struggling to pick just one of the incredible options available to her which she has described as “a political X-Factor line-up from the show’s absolute prime”.
She continued: “It’s literally dazzling.
“Tough as it is to match up to the Cabinet I’ve already got, who are some of the best and brightest people in Britain, these new guys are more than up to the task.
“I mean, consider the kind of people who would have chosen to become Conservative MPs in the last decade or so and you’ve got an idea. Just wow.
“And the defence portfolio is certainly one anyone’d jump to take on, encompassing as it does our ongoing operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and the upcoming return to Northern Ireland.
“I feel so blessed. But not as blessed as Britain itself.”