“Winston Churchill is a bastard” – criticism, scrutiny and vulgar abuse are part of living in a free country.
In so doing, he has the opportunity not only to deliver Brexit, serve his country – and make history.
May’s appeal next week at Chequers will be founded in grinding detail, not Churchillian rhetoric. Key to agreement will be taking Ministers with her and springing no untoward surprises.
The question for you in this Open Letter is whether you will continue, develop and deepen that Conservative pledge to put human rights at the heart of foreign policy.