"...without America’s leadership it is hard to see how the tough security response sought by Mr Cameron can be pursued. Moreover, in the absence of any political debate on this subject – not least because Parliament is in recess – it is even harder to discern whether there is any appetite in this country for intervention, either. "So hard in fact that I had to log on to Twitter for five minutes and then on to the ComRes website. I pity the poor dears. It's tough at the top!