Owen Paterson – known to badgers as Dr Death and environmentalists’ worst nightmare – has gone. But before we get too excited, David Cameron’s reshuffle does smack more of a repaint job ahead of a general election than a change of motor.
Greg Barker, the Minister for solar power, is MP for Bexhill and Battle, home of the site of the Battle of Hastings. And the latest DECC data, crunched by Friends of the Earth, shows that the number of solar installations in his constituency is… 1066. Now that really is one in the eye for random coincidences.