Conservatives would do well to prioritise above all else the promotion of young, intelligent and furiously ambitious staffers granted a level of autonomy not seen since the administration of Empire.
If politicians come to believe that the civil service is preoccupied with speaking truth to power at the expense of doing its job, Francis Maude-type solutions will be imposed, regardless of which party is in power.
The country, which had made significant progress in its religious freedom policy, is under threat from military forces.
Turn a blind eye, and every one of the other 30 Articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will be breached too.
To do so would mean more than staying in step with Trump. For no US administration could accept being bound into a UN system without a veto.
I fear that the President has poured fuel on the fire of extremism; and created enemies, rather than winning friends.
Thank God for great European leaders, like Merkel, whose idiosyncratic approach to border control played such an understated role in last year’s Brexit vote.
Families bombarded in Darfur. Worshippers massacred in Peshawar. Students slaughtered in Nigeria. Corpses found in mass graves in Syria…