I of course think it is insane because any nation that thinks its empire is something it ought to protect is similar to a man with massive cancerous tumours that he is very proud of. As a sample of political rhetoric, this is surely hugely effective – but is it also batshit crazy like I suspect it is?

And the craziness that I mean is not the weird craziness that fashion in Beijing in 2030 is pretty much exactly the same as a Gap ad today.

Your Correspondent, Looks like a homeless man who went to a soup kitchen that specialises in icecream soup