The dust is settling after the decisive close of the Conservative leadership race. Boris Johnson won by a country mile and is now settled in No. 10 Downing Street as our new Prime Minister.

He hasn’t disappointed.

In his first appearance in the House of Commons, he read from a largely prepared script before coming out, guns blazing, in full Boris mode.

Most would agree that he demolished Jeremy Corbyn and it is interesting that Labour had clearly spent more time preparing for Jo Swinson’s leadership of the Lib Dems than Boris’ premiership.

Boris’ cabinet has been almost exclusively drawn from the Brexiteer wing of the party, but at the same time it is also diverse with a large selection of BAME ministers.

This has wrong footed the opposition, with some on the left accusing them of selling out to Boris for personal gain.

We have also seen a raft of retail policy announcements – investment into rail connectivity between northern cities (long, long overdue), and a promise of 20,000 more police officers.

There will, I am sure, be more over the coming weeks.

This is good stuff and the opinion polls reflect both Boris’ strong start and Corbyn’s continued troubles with racism within his own party and lack of clarity on Brexit.

The polls show that the public are moving from Farage to Boris on Brexit.

But Brexit will dominate. The Cabinet Office is preparing for a no-deal Brexit and promises a summer public information blitz to prepare the country.

The odds are, I suspect, far shorter than a million to one on Britain crashing out.

The maths of parliament is still tricky for Boris. The ERG ‘Spartans’ are as hard on Brexit as before, whilst a new caucus is establishing itself of former cabinet ministers demanding a sensible Brexit deal.

We have yet to learn what the EU Commission will do.

My part in all this twofold. With the policy announcements, I will seek to ensure they are delivered and we benefit from more police officers.

On Brexit, I know that a no deal Brexit runs the risk of hurting us here in Wyre Forest, dependent as we are on the automotive supply chain (amongst others).

I need to know what Boris will do to protect jobs in the event of a no-deal. After all, I have still to find someone prepared to sacrifice their own job on the altar of Brexit purity.