When does protocol give way to a human response?

An extract from today’s Times.  THE REALPOLITIK-DRIVEN PROTOCOL of the British government is not to criticise its staunch allies, but at what point does protocol give way to a human response to the gut-wrenching sight of Yemen’s starving children?borisfo4This point may not yet have been reached in No 10, or inside the Foreign Office, but it has passed for the foreign secretary, who refuses the comfort blanket of realpolitik – and for this he should be applauded.

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