We controlled Covid in our prisons, kept the courts running throughout lockdown, and were the first in the western world to resume jury trials.
Will they fight any following cases all the way to the Supreme Court, and ask it to overturn Kerr’s decision?
Wallace has done well to win an exceptional defence settlement, but it may not be enough to fund all the Integrated Review’s ambitions.
Perhaps the answer is bound up with China – and our inability to focus on more than a single problem at once.
Above all, we need to focus on the strategic picture. Throughout the world democracy, human rights and the rule of law are under pressure.
The Government is turning a blind eye to self-evident politicisation – a miserable milestone in the Conservative Party’s masochistic colonisation by woke ideology.
Multilateral political cooperation with the EU, as well as the bilateral relations with its member states, remains in the UK’s best interest.
After the beheading of Samuel Paty, there are huge questions for the president as to how he can prevent such an atrocious crime again.
Ministers believe that the present legal framework isn’t fit for purpose if prosecutions of returning terrorists are to be successful.
The Court of Appeal’s judgement in the Begum case is a reminder of wider issues – and the pledge in last December’s manifesto.
It is our third largest market – we must work with it if we are to help resolve global problems from the environment to nuclear proliferation.
Worse, its judgement has knock-on implications for the effectiveness of government. Urgent corrective legislation is needed.
As a member of his first Cabinet, I was tested in Northern Ireland – as elsewhere the new government reduced the defict and reformed public services.
When the brief is, for example, a speech to commemorate Armistice Day or World AIDS Day, the challenge is even more intense.
Let’s use ever-increasing intelligence – and stop the flow of dirty money out of poor countries.