Whether moderate right Conservative, or moderate left, austerity is dead, and this new age will be with us for a long time to come.
The shock departure of Sajid Javid obscures the fact that there was much less churn than one might expect, especially at the lower levels.
Politicians get a kicking, sometimes deservedly, but if you want an example of committed public service, look no further, on this reshuffle day, than at this one.
He is one of the few elements of continuity in what has been a turbulent year at the Government’s top table.
But there remains important unfinished business for the Conservatives to carry out – if we get the opportunity.
The mood of this conference has been supportive but apprehensive. And now we are finally seeing the outlines of Johnson’s negotiating plan.
Even Corbyn’s Labour is wary of assaulting his free school and academy legacy directly.