Rising above tribal instinct to deliver equality under the law is the foundation of civilisation. It is a habit hard to learn, and easy to forget.
What’s likely to follow the setting-up of Johnson’s special scheme along the lines of Cameron’s Syrian one.
The former Glasgow MP is now, astonishingly, Governor of Punjab, while his son is getting ready to attempt the revival Scottish Labour.
At the very same time that the Government is orchestrating a comprehensive security and defence review, that comment will have caused grave concern.
Treat claims of a communalist election with suspicion. The evidence suggests that ethnic minority voters prioritise domestic issues over foreign policy ones.
Brokenshire must keep an eye on the potential knock-on from the latest flare-up over terror, reprisals, a captured pilot and the disputed territory.