What a relief to be turning a new political page and finally getting some serious pandemic management. I’m already enjoying moving back to the realm of truth, fact, science, dignity, moral values, and, yes, trying to forge unity rather than conflict and division.

I am so grateful to have a job and a platform to highlight these things, although, here in London, lockdown has clipped the wings of this peripatetic foreign correspondent. Now I work from home all week, and on the sixth day I dance! Around the kitchen table. Join me!