They're going to say, 'You had a good run.
My parents, David and Suzie Sidell, were always pushing me to get involved with every sport my school had to offer.
And this was his way of trying to keep them on board.
They are supposed to act as his 'eyes and ears', reporting back to No 10 on the mood of the parliamentary party, and providing advice on how to manage it.
And you might be right.
His willingness to tolerate — indeed preside over — dysfunctionality in Downing Street.