If you don’t like what the Treasury’s up to, criticise the Chancellor, who’s accountable for it – not those who work for him, who aren’t.
When it comes to bans and bars from Britain, circumstances count. But there should always be a presumption in favour of freedom.
The test of Cameron’s announcement today is less one of words than deeds. It must be followed up across Whitehall and especially, at a local level, by the police.
The Prime Minister himself has led from the front on confronting Islamist extremism – not merely Islamist terrorism.
We scratch and scrabble around looking for solutions to the challenge. But this is the key.
On this and much else, the son of a bus driver from Pakistan is more likely to deliver than the former stockbroker from Sevenoaks.
The brouhaha that disrupted Queen’s Speech Day had more to do with personality than policy – as so often is the case.