I went to an excellent farewell do yesterday evening to say goodbye to J-FK before she flies off to run Australia. Our foursome took a corner of the huge table of guests at a Korean restaurant on the Holloway Road, just a stagger from Highbury and Islington Station.

Airport has a lot of friends who do “strategy” and “policy”, but our group only contained one full-time wonk: Chirpy Cockney Chris (along with Lyn and Sonya). I was briefly sucked into a conversation with someone from the Treasury who found my so-called Left libertarianism interesting, but Claire‘s current activities even more so. (If you mail me, Claire, I’ll tell give you the dirt.)