As I stare out at that grey whale-road the English Channel it no longer seems absurd to make that boldest of historical parallels for Brexit: the end of the Roman Empire in Britain. Well, at least gives me an opportunity to properly talk about English identity. Yes, I want my country back. I want us to be honest about what it was in the first place.

The DCMS committee, chaired by conservative MP Damian Collins, has been sitting for two years and provides the most comprehensive account so far of the impact of Russia’s hybrid warfare on Western democracies, and its interaction with the populist movements associated the Brexit vote in 2016 and the election of Donald Trump six months later.