Not only does focusing on such trivialities backfire, it also occludes proper scrutiny of the vast sums that government actually wastes.
Clear milestones are needed to reassure people that action is being taken now to clear the backlog.
As with the Iraq War, the public is none too appreciative when it realises it has been misled, not least thanks to dodgy data.
Those in power seem to actively dislike the culture which has made Britain’s forces globally respected.
Britons can be very proud that he quickly answered the calls of the Kurds at the moment of their righteous rebellion and intense suffering.
The third article in a five-part ConHome series this week on the future of the United Kingdom.
A manifesto from Govern Up on how the Johnson administration can best get to grips with Whitehall – and deliver effectively.