The headline act – Boris Johnson’s speech – may be three days away, but what better opener for a Tory Party conference tag-lined “Get Brexit Done” than three of its biggest cheerleaders.
Such a trio was presented to members on Sunday afternoon in the form of Michael Gove, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Steve Barclay.
Mr Gove – no-deal planner in-chief and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster – kicked off the session with a little doom and gloom.
He said the government was facing “a paralysed Parliament” – echoing the words of the attorney general earlier this week – and “polarised politics”, all because the referendum result had not been delivered after more than three years.
Mr Gove said the only party to lift this fog was