I think the thing that worries us most about the foreign secretary and his current difficulties is the very evident lack of judgement – verging on, if not actually – crass stupidity.
In this extremely complex and demanding portfolio, we need someone of impeccable judgment, with the ability to command respect. It is now clear that we have a foreign secretary that has neither.
We are in troubled times and, although I keep saying it, I really don't think we deserve this from our political classes. Politics always was a pretty low-grade occupation, but the stench is something quite unpleasant now. We have reached a new low.