This is not a pro-Remain article. Rather, my point is that a referendum is a horrible way of making political decisions, and we are where we are as a direct result.
It was not an edifying spectacle, but it was convincing in its way.
If we prioritise rescuing children from the incompetence of EU governments, that means children can be rescued from the slaughter of the Middle East.
Plus: EU heads-to-heads on LBC. Blair gets his retaliation in first. And: Some people think everything’s a conspiracy – and they may be right.
By being the Free Spirit who defies Establishment Man, the former Mayor of London has today stolen the show.
But he is actually a traditional Tory leader who wants to show he will not give in to foreigners, even if they are children.
Plus: The ludicrous Evan Harris. My broken mobile. The menace of TTIP. The smears of Yvette Cooper. And: why Polly Toynbee swiftly changed the subject.
After Gauke did a valiant job defending the Treasury wicket, Cameron no doubt expected a rough ride. He didn’t get one.
Relatively moderate members of the Opposition know that they disagree with the Hard Left, but they have no idea what to do in response.
The decision represented a decisive endorsement of a particular plan – not a return to Tony Blair-style liberal internationalism.
It is the Conservative Party which produced the first ever female MP, the first lesbian leader in Ruth Davidson and the first female Prime Minister in Margaret Thatcher.
CCHQ want to exploit this red dawn to inflict deep damage on the Labour brand that will long outlast the current leadership.
If Yvette Cooper, for example, pipped him to the post, she could do the Government damage on the migration issue.
An increase in refugees should be mirrored by a reduction in other migration. This won’t happen – and the Government is showing that it buckles under pressure.
I’m not embarrassed to say that when I saw that picture of the four year old boy who drowned and was washed up on a Turkish beach I shed a tear.