While our domestic headlines read like a particularly convoluted extract from "Yes, Minister," the very real suffering of thousands of people in southern Africa is sadly being ignored. It's just over a month since Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, and the region is still in desperate need of help.
Cholera and malaria are now a real threat in the area, as a lack of fresh drinking water combines with people being forced into cramped and crowded conditions to make outbreaks more likely.
The Disasters Emergency Committee has now launched an appeal for aid for the survivors of one of the worst natural disasters in modern times. DEC brings together 14 aid agencies in a combined effort to direct relief to where it is most needed, and their representatives include Oxfam, Tearfund, Save the Children and the Red Cross.
Please take a break from Brexit and give whatever you can to help alleviate this terrible disaster.