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The plight of Business Secretary Sajid Javid, who flew all the way to Australia just to fly back again

He's already seen the in-flight film. He's already successfully avoided deep vein thrombosis. He must be so bored.

By Media Mole

Poor old Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and free earplug aficionado Sajid Javid. He is now facing the second leg of a 48-hour round trip, as he has just boarded a plane back to the UK almost as soon as he touched down in Australia.

The Conservative MP for Bromsgrove and overhead luggage compartments has had to cancel his three-day work trip Down Under to fly back to Britain. Labour has put pressure on him to provide support for the steel industry in the UK, in light of the news that Tata Steel will be selling its Port Talbot plant. He is expected to head straight to Port Talbot on his return.

Your mole feels for the steelworkers whose jobs are hanging in the balance. It really does. But it also spares a thought for Javid, who just must be so, so very bored. He’s watched the in-flight entertainment. Even all The Big Bang Theory reruns. His mouth is still really dry from too many of those little packets of pretzels. No amount of tomato juice with a twist of worcestershire helps. He thought he’d done the adequate number of DVT avoidance foot exercises. Now he has to do more of them. Walking up and down the aisle like a fool. He probably didn’t even have time to charge his iPad, so High Life it is. And there definitely isn’t a mini-break must-visit roundup for Port Talbot in there.

Anyway, the internet seems to feel sorry for him too. Kind of.

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