Afghan security force members are being murdered. Girls’ schools are being shut down. Iran and Russia are weighing up a return to the quagmire.
As the great eye of the Conservative Party swivels its gaze towards the Far East, it’s in danger of missing other threats that are closer to home.
The death toll that can be laid at his feet is far greater than that attributable to ISIS and Al Qaeda.
So though he presents himself as anti-Trump, he has something in common with him. And there could, astonishingly, be a future for socialism in America.
That the pursuit of Farron was legitimate doesn’t mean that they, or anyone else, should feel happy about it – or the bigger trends of which it was part.
There would be greater support for the Government’s Prevent Strategy were this truth more widely understood and promoted.
Corbyn’s farce may be good for the Conservative leadership – and fun for this site – but it is thoroughly bad for Britain.