So long as the Prime Minister is available to make the really big calls – or has left clear instructions or authorisation – the Foreign Secretary can deputise.
Plus: Will Javid come back? Will Boris Island fly? Hazzer, formerly the Duke of Sussex. And: an ice bath in a Scandi forest.
The shock departure of Sajid Javid obscures the fact that there was much less churn than one might expect, especially at the lower levels.
“I would urge you to ensure the Treasury as an institution retains as much credibility as possible.”
He is one of the few elements of continuity in what has been a turbulent year at the Government’s top table.