So it's mildly interesting to read two things in yesterday's edition - his first as editor. There's his Leader article (geddit?) which, frankly, is not terribly illuminating. "Freedom and Optimism"! Well, he knew everyone would be reading it.
Much more interesting is the service he's done to the cause of optimism by publishing this, from Anthony Hilton:
Hit from hard Brexit could be softer than feared... in which he reports on a serious attempt to do better analysis of the impact of WTO terms, etc, than the Treasury did as part of Project Fear last year. Yes, he specifically has a go at Project Fear and the Treasury - as it was under Osborne, of course.
Have a read. Perhaps this will be an interesting 8 years ...