A friend of mine has just been to a speech by our Foreign Secretary on Climate Change (on the record) where she was talking about what she plans to do on the world stage. She started a sentence with "I will" and then added "You will note I did use the future tense" (The audience duly 'oooed' and tittered).
Is this mere bravado, false hope, a united front to prove they are not the "living dead" or... has she been told that she is staying put after Comrade Brown takes over? Surely it has to be the former. I cannot think of any good reason for the Dour One to keep her in post.