We have been so self-critical over NHS Test and Trace that we have failed to recognise an incredible public service achievement.
America’s result is having knock-on effects in Downing Street: see yesterday’s green speech and today’s defence news.
Even if the Government ends lockdown on December 2, it will be under pressure to prove why some areas should be under a tiered system.
Compare and contrast how government works with what the Armed Forces do – and their practice of decentralised command.
We need more information, transparency and scrutiny. A committee on the model of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards is required.
And if the Chief Medical Officer says that the situation is rapidly becoming much worse, and that urgent action is needed, who am I to argue?
A magisterial survey of conservatism since the French Revolution brings home how various it is, and how impossible to reduce to an ideology.
Plus: After the kidnapping of this Christian girl, we should cut off aid to Pakistan. And: Muslims must face up the fact that terror is claimed in their name.
Macron has been steadfast in his belief that the EU should stand firm on access to UK waters. He may be forced to compromise, however.
We should have supported an extension to the conventional arms embargo at the United Nations in August – and must back sanctions.
Correcting a deficiency could halve the infection rates in vulnerable groups – and more than halve the death rate for those who get infected.
It is based on the Swedish approach – but with much better protection of the vulnerable, especially in care homes.
The London Borough of Bromley, which I am proud to represent, is a case in point – because cases remain relatively low.
From curfews to alcohol bans, leaders across the continent are increasingly unified in their choice of measures.
The country has been used to debate the merits of a more hawkish approach. But it has become cautious in recent times.