Conservative leadership frontrunner Liz Truss has used her knowledge of the world of Right-wing think tanks to plunder the best of Westminster wonkland to help run her campaign.
The Foreign Secretary knows the value of policy advice, having helped to play a role in the development of the centre-Right think tank Reform.
Ms Truss has ensured that a grounding in some of Westminster’s best-known think tanks runs like a golden thread through her top team.
Given that I wasn’t approached how dare they say finest minds?
Then again, probably not me if you’re looking for something middle of the road, safe pair of hands, eh? Blowing up the Green Belt might not be quite the way to lead the Tory Party.
On other promises today: “Rishi Sunak: I’ll save Britain’s ‘precious’ green belt”