More than three weeks later, the Skripals are not dead. Some weapon of mass destruction, that.
Meanwhile, the British Embassy in Moscow has lost 23 staff, the British Consulate-General in St Petersburg has been closed, the previously thriving British Council has been kicked out of Russia, and there is a significantly increased risk to the safety of the England football team and its fans during the World Cup.
Theresa May and Boris Johnson should resign. They won't. But they should.