Have no doubt about it: we’re leaving. But if we want to put the country back together, we must now keep some perspective.
This ambitious 39-year-old is grappling valiantly with the Leveson problem, and no one does a better digital transformation.
Ministers like Amber Rudd have great difficulty finding able SpAds because the Conservative Research Department, which used to train them, has been destroyed.
But in his new book, he does not quite explain why she has remained Prime Minister.
With Rees-Mogg’s backing, how can he fail?
He has the potential to become a great Foreign Secretary, but will need to establish a reputation for trustworthiness.
It’s predominately a tight-knit group of former staffers who’ve worked together before. No change there. But it has a more provincial and state school feel.
The energies of this unknown but highly influential figure, Cameron’s right-hand man for the last decade, are bent on the EU renegotiation.
Today is the tenth anniversary of his election as Conservative leader – the most electorally successful one in modern times bar Thatcher.
Pledges on this scale cannot be delivered in this Commons without Conservative consensus. They can only be charmed – not bullied – onto the statute book.
Plus: I hate Frankfurt. Love for Javid. Morgan’s popularity rises. And: No-one wants to see Danny Alexander’s ginger nuts swinging their way down Whitehall.
And the Liberal Democrats are grossly over-represented in the Lords. So no Lord Cable of Bushy Park, please, and no Lord Davey of Bentalls.
The early training that David Cameron and his team received in the Conservative Research Department proved decisive.
Number 10, Matthew Hancock, the Whips, Ministers themselves: all must ensure that Sir Humphrey’s grip is loosened.