Storm in a vodka glass

If overcome by the belief that Putin bought the referendum, our advice is to lie down in a dark room until the feeling goes away.

Iain Dale: Will Javid deliver?

Plus: Crunch point on Brexit. Farewell to Biteback. Bannon’s loose tongue and persistent loyalty. And: face to face with Jacqui Smith.

Strength through joy?

Change, optimism and hope are a step up from paralysis, despair and pessimism. But successful politicians don’t necessarily radiate uplift.