The PM refuses to be rancorous. One might as well try to get Bertie Wooster to take a dim view of that beano last night at the Drones Club.
But what will be remembered from this brilliant comic performance in which he asserted his personal primacy? Not much, perhaps.
A new volume of essays puts special advisers in historical context, and suggests the Cabinet has been marginalised by a succession of over-mighty PMs.
Never before has so much material been assembled from such a wealth of sources about the Leader of the House.
Here are five priorities. Sort out the extremism mess. Get an immigration policy move-on. Beef up your Windrush review. Don’t mess with ID cards. Or identity politics. Oh, and P.S…