In a normal universe, today would be a source of celebration both in the Tory party and the country at large.
Despite the bleak predictions of Covid laying waste to the economy, Britain can bask in three beams of sunny optimism.
Boris Johnson visiting Finchley Memorial Hospital yesterday. His former top aide Dominic Cummings accused the Prime Minister of lying to Parliament
Thanks to the vaccine miracle, and the Government's unprecedented business support strategy, unemployment is back to near pre-pandemic levels – despite being forecast to hit a terrifying 10 per cent.
And remarkably, redundancies are at their lowest level since records began – even with furlough winding up.
This is no accident. It is the result of Boris Johnson getting the key Covid decisions right. But what is leading the news bulletins instead?
The mutinous actions of some wet-behind-the-ears Tory backbenchers, which border on madness.
The so-called 'pork pie putsch', said to involve Melton Mowbray MP Alicia Kearns and a handful of others from the 2019 intake, seeks to defenestrate Boris.
Anyone can see why they (and their constituents) may be angry. But do they really think Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss have what it takes to keep them in their seats?
Indeed, do they not realise they are conspiring against the very man whose unique political skills won them a place in Parliament in the first place?
Cummings, pictured last week, said he would swear under oath that the Johnson both was aware of and allowed a drinks party at Downing Street