We hadn't realised the minister was possessed of the potential for stimulating such profound emotions. But it appears McGregor becomes joyful when he hears Peacock spell out "the ambition of our vision", but is plunged into a gloom when the minister throws out another few challenges.
There is nothing wrong with the vision thing, of course. But, as Craig Thomson, principal of Adam Smith College in Fife, asked at an FE conference last week: "What comes after visioning? Is it hallucination?"
Perhaps McGregor has even profounder emotions yet to come.