It could be said that it is a tribute to the British Parliament that so many people with such expertise on Ukraine have made their voices heard, and have such an interest. I should prefer to say that it is a tribute to the great nation of Ukraine that so many people in Parliament take such a great interest in that extraordinary and unique country.
It is unfortunate, but it is not untypical of many hon. Members to use football metaphors to describe bilateral relationships. I think that it was Albert Camus who said:
"Everything I ever learned about morality and obligations I learned from football."
He was a distinguished goalkeeper, though not quite in the same class as my right hon. Friend Mr. George, who represented his country at football—not mine, but his. It was Wales, I think.