When so many are cynical about politicians, it was brilliant to see Conservative colleagues committing the Government to decisive action.
The proposals published today to make England the first country to end new cases of HIV fit within a Tory tradition of pragmatic health policy.
Gay and bisexual men arguably have most to gain but so do Black Africans, women and trans people.
The aim is to keep the service open for as much normal business as possible, but there would be no possibility of achieving this in the scenario above.
The UK has an opportunity to play a leading role in shaping a new global agreement which reinvigorates conservation efforts.
When the brief is, for example, a speech to commemorate Armistice Day or World AIDS Day, the challenge is even more intense.
A new book about Holocaust and climate change denial also casts light on the American President.
The challenge for aid donors and recipients alike is to work together to improve its efficiency and effectiveness.