It was a relief for me to read Ranier Fsadni’s opinion piece today assessing the debacle after Helena Dalli published an internal style guide hyperbolically alleged to attempt a ban on Christmas. It must have taken courage to comment that the Pope got it wrong.

Yep, the comparison with Nazism was grotesque. Helena Dalli and her stuff may be a bunch of tactless, blundering bureaucrats with the capacity for strategic thinking of the man who came last in the chess tournament because he showed up with a chequers set. But that document was not the same as the minutes of the Wannsee Conference.

Good one, Ranier. Read his piece and please remember to retain a sense of proportion even when you lose everything else.