A visit to his study as he contemplates this week’s Privileges Committee hearing and Northern Ireland Protocol vote.
Rayner, standing in for Starmer, insisted in a shocked tone that the absent Prime Minister had consumed champagne and caviar.
The former Chancellor has taken to the role of newspaper editor, but some will see his attacks on the Prime Minister as unhelpful.
In the short-term, this editorship unleashes a clowder of cats in the Conservative dovecot. In the longer, the move looks like a step nearer Westminster’s exit door.