In ensuring that the Belfast Agreement is properly understood and appreciated in Washington, the British Embassy needs to be at the top of its game.
With Trump’s health still uncertain and Biden an even older man, Pence v Harris may turn out to be very important indeed.
His campaign team are likely to be rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of facing off against Sanders.
“Read the transcript” has become the à la mode at Trump rallies, replacing previous favourites including “Lock her up” and “Build the wall”.
Obsessing with a Washington debate about impeachment is a gift to the President, who repeats a far simpler message.
The visit should serve as a timely reminder that the last especially outlasts any individual President or Prime Minister.
The Republicans made gains in the Senate, the Democrats won back the House – but that’s not enough to give them the stranglehold on Trump that they wanted.
He pledged in his campaign to drain the swamp. By 2020, he could find that the swamp has drained him.