The Secretary of State for International Development gave another credible performance on BBC's Question Time this week.
He, is extremely articulate, has a good head for details and a power of reasoning lacking in most politicians. My only real doubt about him was his support for Saint Theresa when clearly she was not up to the job.
Boris has, at last, a formidable adversary in Mr Steward. However, it is not the public he has to convince but it won't do him any harm. Even his admission he puffed on a heroin pipe at a wedding in Iraq has not come in for too much criticism because his honest and simple apology.
Will he win the leadership contest?