After a turbulent few days at Westminster – sparked by some highly incriminating CCTV footage of Matt Hancock- we have begun the week with a brand new health secretary.
The name is a familiar one. Sajid Javid is an old hand in a new job, having already worked for three different prime ministers, serving in high profile roles as business secretary, culture secretary and Chancellor.
But as Javid returns to centre stage, many in Westminster and beyond are wondering what impact he will have on the balance of power in Johnson’s cabinet – and crucially, how his attitude on lockdown restrictions might differ from Hancock’s.
Transport expert Christian Wolmar warns of the worst rail crisis since privatisation if managers and unions don’t get their act together.