We were lectured by most of the leading politicians of the day, huge numbers of economists and businesspeople, and the leader of the Free World.
The only way to make it will be to hold a small number of made-for-TV events that help tell a story that voters in provincial England will respond to.
Too often people in Westminster choose one thing for the public and another for their own loved ones.
It’s often been overrated, but its pre-war golden age bears striking similarities to Putin’s approach today.
The issue is a case study in where power lies in this country.
You can’t encourage people to take what are described as virtuous acts, only to punish them later financially.
This is probably a conversation that needs to take place between political staff on either side of the Atlantic.
Too many politicians now treat diplomacy as an arena for domestic culture wars, but must recognise how ineffective, and harmful to our national interest, that can be.
She is uninterested in playing the traditional Westminster game in which policies are presented as the final word from governments.
She needn’t to give a blow-by-blow account of the negotiations, but better communication would put any departure turbulence in its proper context.
They see one global trend when in fact there are many different national shifts underway.
The Prime Minister can afford to play down ideology, safe in the knowledge that the contrast with the Opposition is greatly in her favour.
Its members don’t immerse themselves in the deep subject knowledge required for policy development and giving ongoing advice to politicians.
Very soon this will become a central electoral issue.
She must deal with him on security and trade. But a close personal relationship could harm her standing in the rest of the world.