The atrocity demands a response, but will the President favour international diplomacy or military action?
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It might please nurses, but provokes new pay demands from teachers, doctors and soldiers. Nor would a hypothecated ‘NHS Tax’ make the issue go away.
Also: Bradley talks up pay cut for MLAs; Williamson to protect troops from SNP tax hike; Foster attacks Varadkar for overstepping in talks; and more.
Mark Francois: States like Russia now pose the primary threat to the UK – we must strengthen our defences accordingly
The erroneous assumption that hostile states were no longer relevant has rightly been abandoned. Now our Armed Forces need the resources to meet the challenge.
Major Robert Campbell faces investigation for the eighth time for the same allegation, despite being cleared time and time again. When will the Government halt this taxpayer funded bananza for human rights lawyers?
It’s one thing to recognise the long-term threats posed by states such as Russia, quite another to meet them.
Peter Thompson: The inconsistencies, contortions and self-contradictions of the case for votes at 16
On what basis would they then be prevented from appearing in pornography? Should they then not be tried as adults and sent to adult prisons? And so on.
After years of defence cuts and maybe more to come, we must ask whether the Armed Forces are properly equipped to keep Britain safe.
During the Cold War being ‘strong on defence’ was a potent vote winner, and the money flowed accordingly.
The President insists that he and the Prime Minister ‘like each other a lot’.
Brexit has transformed the context in which we plan our security. Commitments to our European neighbours and Global Britain require more money.
Alex Morton: Why the Tory tendency to bash our friends and back our enemies – for example, over student immigration numbers?
The Conservatives need to support genuine allies – such as savers, home owners, small businesses, and the armed forces.
Dom Morris: Further cuts to the navy’s amphibious capabilities would threaten the prospects of Global Britain
The Task Force dispatched in response to Hurricane Irma was a remarkable achievement. If the rumoured cuts go ahead, we will not be able to repeat it.
Williamson must ensure that our Armed Forces have enough troops, that the MoD gets them the equipment they need, and help drive reform in NATO.
WATCH: Mercer – “After Brexit there is an increased role for the Armed Forces, and we’ve got to fund it”
“We need to talk about as a party what we look like after Brexit, and I hope that veterans’ care and being a party of defence means something.”