The death of Sir David Amess has highlighted once again the vulnerability of our elected representatives. Attention is focusing, rightly, on the atmosphere in which they’re expected to operate.

Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, has correctly identified anonymous online abuse as responsible for whipping up that hostility, for fuelling vicious hatred leading to violence and death. Patel is proposing ending the right to anonymity on social media.

All to the good. The level of poison directed against MPs is hideous. And not just MPs – anyone in the public eye, footballers, celebrities, can expect to be trolled. And not just those in the public eye – anyone on social media, anybody, is exposed to online attack.