Despite the economic doom and gloom, it has been an exhilarating first few days for new ministers as they move into their departmental offices, meet their staff and assimilate the briefing books the civil service prepared for them.
Ministerial office (the higher the better) is the pinnacle of most political careers, and the office holders are entitled to a few days of self-congratulation.
However, the perils of transition from opposition to government are already kicking...
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