What really gets your goat, Justine? Brexit, perhaps?

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While people may be suspicious of politicians bearing gifts, goats are just happy to take each and every carrot going.

And so it’s lucky that MP Justine Greening, on a visit to meet education’s most famous goats on Monday at Varndean School in Brighton, remembered to bring a bag.

The fact that a former education secretary, in the middle of the political crisis around Brexit, had decided to spend her day visiting the Varndean goats at all demonstrates the incredible pulling power of what must be England’s most high-profile school pets.

They were first brought to the school as an alternative ...

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