Now that we are hopefully returning to something approaching normality, we must focus back on the core issue of driving growth and investment.
The good news is that if we can break out of our recent rut, the opportunities for post-Brexit Britain to cut red tape should be huge.
State action to regulate social media is unproblematic in principle, but deeply problematic in practice – and the law of unintended consequences applies.
Just as governments of the left develop institutions designed to embed their reforms and make them difficult to reverse, so should the right.
As a general set of principles for the UK global aims, we would do well to turn for inspiration and leadership to Churchill and Roosevelt’s Atlantic Charter.
The ideas of that decade are still with us, staggering around like a zombie in a garish “Global Hypercolor” t-shirt.