A lot can be done through NATO structures like the Northern Group that brings together its members and partner countries.
While Blair, Brown and Cameron scuttled off indecorously after leaving Number 10, she remains in the Commons and tries to hold Johnson to account.
This is a story of institutions, work and habits changing out of recognition – and how we can improve our position and the country once we’re heard.
Unlike the former Ulster Unionist leader, the new DUP one is set to stick with his voter and party base. But you never know.
It despises the very values of patriotism and economic self-improvement that made people like my grandparents vote for them.
All three PMs did about as well as anyone could in the circumstances, and all three, so far as one can see, are doomed.
It is hard to find any precedent for the path that he has chosen. What furies drive him? Why this frantic activity?
In spite of Cummings’ departure, DARPA should remain a manifesto priority: we need its approach to risk – and indeed failure.
We have seen it in the context of Europe; we are seeing it in the context of Covid restrictions. We may more of it in tackling the public finances.
Plus: If Johnson goes soon, it will be of his volition. And: these presidential debates are a train crash for America.
Each time rioting is ignored by the police, we move one stop closer to allowing a tyrannical Twitter-dwelling minority to become very powerful indeed.
The big picture is that Johnson is dashing for growth. We devoutly hope it works but the precedents aren’t promising.
It may be necessary, given the Coronavirus, and could even work. But Britain has a long, long record of state spending failing to turbo-charge growth.
His message, that the Conservatives will win if the electoral battle is on identity politics and culture wars, is correct.
Regardless of whether the party chooses Starmer or Long-Bailey, it seems intent of fighting the last war next time.