Way back in November we commented it was odd that none of the pundits' lists of Tory leadership hopefuls included Hammond. He seemed (to us) to be on manoeuvres even then.
Well: here we go. "As long as I feel the views I hold are properly represented, I won't feel the need to take part" (yesterday)
We've all watched Yes Minister; and I think we know what that statement means. You read it here first.