At last we could pass a decisive parliamentary vote for cooperative action in Syria, and now lead a reform agenda in the EU which could make way for two-tier membership.
Also: Britain Stranger in Europe. Leagues of Empire Loyalists in Kettering. Elliott and Coates in bars and bogs. Plus: Donald Tusk or is it Trump?
How else can the systematic rape and murder of Christians possibly be described?
Imagine what our reaction would have been if the world had issued anti-travel advice against London after 7/7.
Plus: I stand in for a billionaire. Ten years of Pink News. And: the Michael Meacher I knew.
It should not equate the acts of a handful of extremists on the very fringes of Israeli society to the state-sanctioned incitement of violence rife within Palestinian society.
The pastures of diversity stretch out before us in all their fullness.
With large current account and budget deficits, that long-term economic plan of promoting savings, investment and exports is very much a work in progress.
First, we must play to our strengths. Second, work with the reality on the ground. Finally, be patient – and stay engaged.
To do the job effectively, our diplomatic staff need to supply the best possible advice to government. Yet lack of manpower and lack of time are making that job harder.
Plus: Two policemen’s child abuse claims. Lamb for LibDem leader. Osborne for the Foreign Office. And: why won’t Waterstones stock more copies of Farage’s book?
They should have to show that changes to the civil service’s departmental structures serve the public interest rather than party political or personnel management goals.