Decades of under-investment and an unserious strategic culture have created a military whose primary function seems to be peacekeeping – but does less of that than Zimbabwe.
Almost 50 per cent of 18 to 34-year-olds plan to vote for the Tories, who have chosen to make housing costs a wedge issue.
Justin Trudeau’s government is much less prepared to call what China is doing in Xinjiang a genocide, however.
Whatever you think of Boris Johnson or Priti Patel, they never invoked the Civil Contingencies Act to sweep Extinction Rebellion from the streets.
How did a country renowned for politeness and moderation end up executing such an extraordinarily authoritarian response?
Trudeau has made shocking threats to his citizens, who could lose access to their bank accounts should they be involved in trucker protests.
O’Toole is a strong supporter of CANZUK, the projected alliance of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Politicians rushed to wish the Prime Minister well as he was moved to intensive care in St. Thomas’ Hospital in London.
Canadians might just decide that, on balance, they prefer the guy who believes in something bigger than himself.
Even if he toughs out calls for his resignation, the current scandal is a bitter blow to one of the few stand-out champions of the liberal centre-left.
If we need to leave with no deal and negotiate a free trade agreement during the transition period, so be it.
Plus: May in trouble and Rudd in danger over Windrush. Corbyn stumbles. The pound rises. Local elections loom. And: the dignity of Neville Lawrence.
Can we really imagine ministers rejecting Justin Trudeau’s trade deal offer, or one from the American administration, or from Australia and New Zealand?
Conservative values are not well-served by leaving a market to criminals. Changing technology and drug strength mean this approach is becoming ever more harmful.