Never let it be said that politicians don’t do anything during their endless summer breaks. Those attending the Liberal Democrat conference noticed that care services minister Norman Lamb has been very busy in recent weeks growing his barnet.

Regular readers will doubtless remember that about a year ago End Game compared Mr Lamb’s face to the one belonging to romcom-monger Richard Curtis, because they looked quite similar, and both were topped with a choppy crop of silvery-grey hair.

But with his thatch grown out and swept back, Mr Lamb now has something of Rutger Hauer about him, we think. At one “fringe session” (ho ho), the minister was even compared to mature movie star heartthrob Bill Nighy.

But apparently not everyone was so taken with the new look. Another delegate, Mr Lamb told the room, thought he was now a ringer for Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude.