One controversy may be considered to be a misfortune, two looks like carelessness and three suggests a pattern of behaviour.
Their armed forces had plenty of experience purging political dissidents, much less actually fighting wars.
And yet I can’t help yearning for proof that Britain still has it in her, and for a Prime Minister willing to make tough but necessary choices.
The situation will fester, which will pose major challenges for statecraft, and for the stability both of Ukraine and of surrounding areas.
How the pendulum swung from the police not pursuing guilty Savile to pursuing innocent Proctor – and the disaster of Operation Midland.
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.
Soldiers, sailors, airmen and their support staff all showed huge courage – and under the most difficult conditions 8,000 miles from home.
Anti-corruption and cementing new treaties should take precedence over softer fashionable favourites.
Its development reputation has been tarnished, and nobody is able to define quite what the UK’s foreign policy actually is.
Johnson declined to look in the slightest bit abashed, and instead offered, as an inspiring example, the recapture of the Falkland Islands.
For the lost Labour seats of the Red Wall, Labour is simply still the party of Britain-bashing and university Marxists.
Furthermore, increasing global tensions make improving our defence capabilities essential.
During the years when the West sought to draw Iran back into the comity of nations, the ayatollahs backed terrorist bombs, cyberattacks, and drone shootings.