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What a springy creature our Chancellor of the Exchequer has become.

Sajid Javid has always been a zesty little thing but since moving into Downing Street he's gotten so bouncy it's as though someone's sewn brass tacks into the soles of his brogues.

Yesterday he made his maiden conference speech as the nation's bookkeeper, pogo-ing on to the stage shortly after 3pm. Boing, boing, boing.

He was such a sprightly ball of gameshow energy, I half expected him to start tossing a few juggling balls in the air and offering us a rousing 'Laydeees an' genelman!'

Sajid Javid (pictured) has always been a zesty little thing but since moving into Downing Street he’s gotten so bouncy it’s as though someone’s sewn brass tacks into the soles of his brogues

Sajid Javid (pictured) has always been a zesty little thing but since moving into Downing Street he's gotten so bouncy it's as though someone's sewn brass tacks into the soles of his brogues

After a few polite thank-yous, the shopkeeper's son welcomed his dear old mum to her first conference. 

Mrs Javid, he informed us, had thought it a big deal when the first Asian family moved to Coronation Street. Now there was one inside No 11. 'And I'm still living above the shop!'

He turned to her and muttered something in Punjabi. 'Sorry, that was for us,' he told the audience. Later, we discovered what he said was: 'Mum, did you ever think we'd be here? Do you remember Dad's first shop? It used to be just down the road.'

It was a sweet, touching start to the speech. Unfortunately, the Chancellor's shiny dome turned out to be no friend of the auditorium lights. 

Barely two minutes into his oration and his bald head was already wetter than Duncan Goodhew's. Someone on Team Saj should really have popped a hanky in his pocket.

Yesterday he made his maiden conference speech as the nation’s bookkeeper, pogo-ing on to the stage shortly after 3pm. Boing, boing, boing

Yesterday he made his maiden conference speech as the nation's bookkeeper, pogo-ing on to the stage shortly after 3pm. Boing, boing, boing

We heard about the money he'd put aside for No Deal planning. After all, he pointed out, when he was sewing up gazillion-dollar deals in the City he never entered a negotiation he couldn't walk away from. 

This was a gentle reminder The Saj was once a hot-sausage derivatives trader at Deutsche Bank.

There were digs at the Lib Dems, at Jeremy Corbyn. Labour's back-to-the-70s

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