“Can we have our balloon back please?” came the request from China. That might be a bit tricky for two reasons. Firstly, there’s really not much of the balloon or its surveillance equipment left after its encounter with a US Air Force F-22 fighter jet and a Sidewinder missile. Secondly, the American intel boffins haven’t finished piecing together the remains to try and discover its capabilities.
Sunak’s Japan trip could have gone a lot worse – just ask his predecessors
Japan is a cursed destination for prime ministerial trips. An awkward question about Suella Braverman shouldn’t have rocked the boat.