Theresa May in South Africa there, repeatedly refusing to say whether she had agreed with Margaret Thatcher that Nelson Mandela was a terrorist.
And now, we have another apartheid state that the Conservatives and the Labour Right are determined to place beyond criticism.
The shameful decision of the New Statesman to give a platform to Jonathan Sacks has at least provided an opportunity to expose his views and his record.
If you would not be interested in the opinion of Steve Bannon or Abu Qatada, then you ought not to be interested in the opinion of Jonathan Sacks. Except that Bannon or Qatada speaks for rather more people than Sacks does.
Jeremy Corbyn ought of course to sue Sacks, as he ought of course to sue David Aaronovitch. Talk of crowdfunding or what have you is comically naive. The most union-friendly Leader in the history of the Labour Party has no conceivable need of such devices.
Elsewhere in the legal world, not only do #IStandWithLindaBellos, but I wonder who is paying for a private prosecution to be brought against her. That is an astonishingly expensive thing to do.
I know, because I am looking into bringing one in the future, if the Crown Prosecution Service decided not to bring a prosecution against Simon Henig or Alison Saunders.
We can include Henig because there would be no shortage of people who would be prepared to stump up serious cash, even if I had to go round and collect it rather than deal with the banks, in order to send a former Director of Public Prosecutions to the clink.
But that will be lost both on Henig and on the CPS. What binds them to each other is their shared lack of understanding of English irony.