For us, the key question is: what was Greensill himself doing as an adviser to the Coalition in the first place?
Bagehot’s purely dignified role for the monarchy only works if tireless duty and service are at its heart – as in this case.
If he isn’t the sort of person we should be erecting statues to, then it’s time to do away with statues altogether.
Constitutionally, socially, and symbolically, the monarchy is an institution that binds us together in ways no presidency could.
Sarah Ingham: We might have had a Juan Carlos or an Ernst August. Instead, we’ve had the Queen – and the Duke.
She has lost a beloved husband and the country has lost one of the most admirable public servants in its history.
In looking to the monarchy’s future, we follow in his footsteps. He was its original moderniser in our times.
William Shawcross: ‘Grief is the price we must pay for love’, as the Queen said. How much she will feel that now.
Far from being a reactionary as sometimes caricatured, he was always compassionate and open-minded, as well as brave.
I got one message from a Brexiteer artist telling me “it would be career suicide for me to be public about my opinions”.
Francis Ingham: It simply won’t do that Cameron wasn’t covered by lobbying rules that he himself introduced
The patent absurdity of a Lobbying Act which excludes the majority of lobbyists means that it simply will not last.
The risk of dying as a consequence of having received the AstraZeneca anti-Covid vaccine is minimal.
Stephen Booth: Merkel’s departure is Macron’s opportunity – an opening for his dreams of an even closer Union
And if Germany’s Greens are in government after the federal election, they will be inclined to help him.
Robert Ede and Sean Phillips: The Government faces an election run-up monopolised by reports of NHS waiting times and delays
The third in a mini-series of articles on ConHome this week about healthcare after Covid.
Enoch Powell said writing memoirs would be “like a dog returning to its own vomit”. To be a diarist, you must believe that your vomit is worth returning to.
All three PMs did about as well as anyone could in the circumstances, and all three, so far as one can see, are doomed.
Emily Carver: Some believe that as a white person, I shouldn’t express a view on Black Lives Matter. But I should and will.
There is a vocal minority of people who dominate discussions in the media, and seem determined to import the racially-charged culture we see in the US.