30/04/2018 23:03 BST | Updated 01/05/2018 09:23 BST

Sajid Javid's Pose Outside The Home Office Shows The Tory 'Power Stance' Is Back

Strike the pose. Or maybe don't.

Sajid Javid was on Monday appointed Home Secretary in the wake of the Windrush scandal that saw Amber Rudd quit.

Of course, he promptly struck the trademark Conservative ‘power stance’ outside the Home Office.

Toby Melville / Reuters

Wait, what?

Keen political observers will be familiar with the pose. It was de rigueur during the 2015 Tory Party conference.

Bloomberg via Getty Images

And a year later

Naturally, Twitter brought the classic line-up together

And filled its boots.

The most shocking realisation is that someone is probably paid to tell them to stand like this


But maybe the phenomena isn’t that recent

And perhaps the inspiration is Wales’s answer to Elvis, 1980s rocker Shakin’ Stevens.