Just a quick question to the ether – because by one means or another, day in, day out, I hear or read the appeal: ‘why aren’t the British people more outraged?’ – and I have no clue as to an answer, whatever the subject the appeal is being made for or on behalf of.

But I’m wondering: how useful – on the 13th August, under sunshine and blue sky, around 24 degrees – how useful to our lives would having more ‘outraged’ British people really be? Isn’t there something better we could bring to the public arena than rage?

Absolutely genuine question: isn’t there?