The Prime Minister looked relieved to have appointed a Home Secretary who is not furious with him.
Rishi Sunak must appear reasonable enough to those MPs who are worried about our international obligations, and impatient enough to those who worry he is not sufficiently serious about tackling small boats.
Both the referendum and our eventual departure from the EU were delivered only with decades of legislative trench warfare in the House of Commons.
“In these historic days, as we regain our freedom and our independence, I pay a profound tribute… above all to our Prime Minister.”
Or so it really seems – which is a personal coup for Johnson. Churchill walked with destiny. Today, the Prime Minister, in his serio-comic way, is winking at it.
Before any deals are signed, MPs should get to vote on them – as will be the case with the other parties.
The Government seems to be gearing up for a big fight over human rights laws in the wake of the Streatham terror attack.
We now have the most amazing opportunity to deliver an emphatic victory over Corbyn’s extremists – and achieve Brexit into the bargain.
The new Prime Minister will inherit the worst political legacy in living memory – with the very barest of working majorities.
So I took myself off to Lords with Crispin Blunt, Lord Haselhurst, and Tracey Crouch for some serious cricket.
Plus: I’m still backing Brexit. The Independent Group’s Tory targets. And: it’s a disgrace that public money is being spent on the European elections.
There is more sympathy across the House for the Prime Minister than one would guess from the headlines.
She replies: “I think you know the answer to that.”
A Remainer parliament will never be willing to properly implement Brexit. And there is only one other decision-making body: the people.
It would increase our power to control freedom of movement, plus our laws and finances – and deliver on the referendum result.