Unity of purpose requires debate, compromise and ultimately putting collective interest above self- interest.
All but one of the current team has been appointed since May became Prime Minister. What institutional memory are they supposed to draw on?
Seema Kennedy becomes the Prime Minister’s second PPS. Brexiteer Kwasi Kwarteng is PPS to Philip Hammond. And much, much more.
There’s one undeniable trend among those promoted: they backed the winning candidate.
What does their selection reveal about the Government’s priorities? And why are some other rising stars missing?
On the surface, this intake looks different from those that have preceded it – and is in some respects. But beneath it, this is in many ways a very traditional Tory group.