- Theresa May will enter Number 10 earlier and more easily than predicted
- But then the real challenges begin including immigration, contentious politics and leaving the EU
Robin Oakley was political editor and columnist for The Times newspaper in London from 1986 to 1992, the BBC's political editor from 1992 to 2000, and CNN's European Political Editor between 2000 and 2008. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely his.
London (CNN)Things have been going Theresa May's way lately. As a Remainer, she was on the losing side of the EU Referendum vote. But then she became the first of David Cameron's team to announce her bid to succeed him as Prime Minister and soon most of her rivals self-combusted.