In these dark winter days, why not raise your spirits by briefly reminding yourself of the idyllic state that Boris pledged to create for us in his 2019 manifesto – the vision that swept him to power even in communities inaccessible to Conservatism since universal suffrage was first introduced? It must surely be therapeutic to revisit those green sunlit uplands.

“Our new [immigration] system gives us real control over who is coming in and out. It allows us to attract the best and brightest from all over the world.