Alistair Burt’s remarks while visiting our country represented a significant adjustment of the British approach to combatting terrorism.
Plus: Let’s have no sympathy for Farron. He didn’t give straight answers to straight questions, and is thus the cause of his own downfall.
A summary of the news from the junior ranks to date. Announcements of appointments yet to conclude.
The next few years abroad will be as absorbing as any in recent years, and will demand more of the new Tory intake’s attention than might be considered usual.
Or else, given the way in which both our constitution and the Article 50 process works, they are meaningless altogether.
But neither the American President’s concession to Britain nor the question of double standards are likely to deter some Parliamentarians.
It deserves to be honoured as part of the great tradition of Conservative social reforming legislation.
Progress has been made, but a narrow focus prevents the area flourishing as a popular Conservative principle.
There are two reasons not to take this route if one has a strong party preference. One comes from the head, the other from the heart.
Demagogic attacks by UKIP and the SNP on the Conservatives and Labour are inspired by an unacknowledged and unrealistic egalitarianism.
The Prime Minister did not mishandle Scotland’s referendum.
TV coverage, Muslim demographics and electoral pressure are helping to move the balance of opinion.
And this week’s column contains a mystery closing message to the Prime Minister.
Watch out for Sajid Javid, Esther McVey, Liz Truss, Nicky Morgan and Karen Bradley.