BY the time you read this we'll have a new prime minister.

Assuming she doesn't get cold feet while the Argus is at press or the Queen refuses to answer the door when she pops along to the palace, Theresa May will have taken up her seat on the iron throne on Tuesday evening.

It all happened rather quickly after Andrea Leadsom came to her senses on Monday morning and decided may be becoming the person everyone blames for their problems wasn't a job she really wanted.

It also, unsurprisingly, didn't take long for people who don't understand how the British political system works to brand Mrs May an "unelected prime minister".

The same thing happened when Gordon Brown was in office and probably did when John Major took over from Mrs Thatcher - thankfully I was more concerned with who was the coolest of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at the time to notice.

The point being the people making that claim - always from the opposition benches, strangely enough - are fundamentally misrepresenting how power works in this country.

Next time you go into a ballot box, see if you can spot the words prime minister anywhere.

Also, Michelangelo is the coolest turtle. Obviously.

MORE importantly, we also learned on Monday Number 10's resident feline Larry the cat won't be leaving Downing Street when the Camerons do.

It says a lot when David Cameron's cat has more of a hold on Downing Street than he does.

SPEAKING of David Cameron, he did his usual trick of turning and walking away right after making the public announcement he was leaving Number 10, leaving no time for questions.

It's a trick he's long been known for which has been frustrating journalists with awkward questions for a good few years.

Brilliantly though, he'd left his microphone on and, as he walked to the door of his soon to be former resident, had a little sing to himself.

The clip's out there on the internet if you'd care to look and paints a picture of a man who's suddenly had the weight of the world lifted from his shoulders.

WITH all eyes on Downing Street, Carwyn Jones' public profile has taken a bit of a hit over the past few days.

First a BBC reporter failed to recognise the first minister as he welcomed the Welsh football team home following their spectacular Euro 2016 run, saying "I'm not entirely sure who we're looking at here" as the camera focused on him.

And then the Guardian reported, following the appointment of Theresa May as prime minister, all the UK's nations were now led by women.

The paper has since issued a correction, which Mr Jones quipped meant he was "saved from radical surgery".