And I think that's the fundamental difference in how we're approaching things and the things we're focusing on.
Survival will happen because we all have good instincts and it will happen even without council and minister. Creating at least the illusion of a country is necessary if we are ever to reopen the borders. That's not becoming a major player, but having them accept that we are a country. Also, picking someone who's not objectionable is vital, because everyone was so busy wondering if you'd leave (I didn't think you would) that no one is considering whether Harry and his two companions will leave.