It is already possible to pick out some key battles facing the government. Most obviously, the measures being proposed around the reform of how trade unions hold ballots for proposed strike action.

The government will claim that they have public support on their side and will use justification liberally.

However, the future of the BBC is a different matter altogether. There may be discussions over the licence fee and the shape of the BBC, but suggestions that they should stop chasing ratings will puzzle many.

To remove more popular shows, such as the Voice or Doctor Who (?), will upset many and not just in this country. There could also be implications for the economic viability of platforms such as iPlayer.

The BBC may be a less obvious political battleground but it could be the most bitter of all the fights government faces.