When Theresa May became UK prime minister she inherited many contentious issues on the international stage, thanks to the British vote to leave the EU. But the diplomatic matter to cause her real problems concerned nuclear power.
Like a super-powered aerosol, those oddly engaging pictures of the Prime Minister on her summer hols drive away the foetid stench of rancorous recrimination which descended on post-Brexit Britain, and replace it with a blast of Alpine freshness.
As endorsements go, it was not particularly flattering.
Robert de Niro, star of the 1976 movie Taxi Driver, has said Donald Trump reminds him of the iconic film’s mentally disturbed main character, Travis Bickle. “God help us,” De Niro said on Saturday at the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival, when asked what he thought of Mr Trump’s candidacy.