The Gorse Fox checked - there were no appreciable slots in the day's schedule. Not an unusual situation for Friday but there was perturbation in the fabric of the Universe and despite have no free time several chunks of work were dropped from above and one demanded action by Monday morning.
So it was that at 1600 on Friday (cancelling his attendance one one of the calls) the Gorse Fox buried himself in some fresh research and ended up delivering a draft discussion document a couple of hours later. There may still be some work to do in order to draw some conclusions and argue some of the points more effectively - but for now it's out there for consideration and review.
Whilst he isn't so keen on these last minute challenges - he does rather enjoy this side of his job.