The upside of a new cross-party appointments process would be distance from the government of the day. The downside is the danger of boiling it down to a lowest common denominator.
When push comes to shove, what will matter will be whether or not the arrivals stop – or at least that the voters believe that the Prime Minister really wants to halt them and is sparing no effort.
Ministers should do nothing to make a coup less likely as the country’s elites come to terms with the consequences of war.
Lessons from how the eastern part of the Roman Empire flourished after the western part of it fell.
Is the British public remotedly prepared for possible cyber attacks aimed at our national infrastructure?
Moreover, its leaders do not understand his motivations. He doesn’t want a win in Ukraine; he wants a continuing crisis.
As with the Iraq War, the public is none too appreciative when it realises it has been misled, not least thanks to dodgy data.
Whatever the outcome of Sue Gray’s investigation, we must draw a line under the questions being faced by the Government.
You should not have to risk your life in a small boat. You should be able to apply at a British embassy and arrive on a plane.
Those who want to project force in the Pacific must explain how it would be consistent with maintaining our strength at home and nearer abroad.
It is a litany of uncomfortable and inconvenient truths. Obsessing over these does little to spur progress.
Anti-corruption and cementing new treaties should take precedence over softer fashionable favourites.
This Government is committed to championing the needs of those who have given so much, and will continue to build on the huge strides already taken to genuinely improve veterans’ care across the United Kingdom.