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Posts Tagged: North Korea
Above all, don’t neglect the obvious. May is vulnerable to Tory revolts – as the NICs debacle proved. She wants a real working majority.
David Alton: The clique which rules North Korea should be tried in absentia for crimes against humanity
Their atrocities are without parallel in the modern world.
Any military action against the country would be highly likely to create huge regional instability, economic disruption, as well as potential wider war and loss of life.
Nicholas Mazzei: The Korean crisis highlights a stark truth. Britain is completely unprepared for war.
Outcries over the loss of soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq show that the British public is simply unwilling to see soldiers dying.
The Government seems to get the message, but Conservative MPs should be vigilant. An Islamist government in Damascus would be in neither Syria’s interest nor ours.
The bottom line is that America cannot simply sit back, and wait for North Korea to become a direct threat.
We should not only meet our spending minimum, but exceed it in order to maximise our vital strategic and tactical needs.
Rebecca Coulson: Beware wanting to surrender democracy. For once you’ve done so, you may not get it back.
Only in a place or time where you hadn’t witnessed the effects on people of a lack of choice might you be willing to countenance it yourself.
The Shadow Foreign Secretary also doesn’t know the name of North Korea’s leader.
The US rightly considers it to be the world’s biggest state sponsor of terror – and it has too often played a malicious role in the geopolitical morass of the Arab world.
Nicholas Mazzei: Trident is a 20th century weapon in a 21st century world. It’s out of date – so let’s ditch it.
By 2030, technology and cyber space will have changed warfare to such an extent that spending billions of pounds on nuclear weapons will look practically pre-historic.
During my hours in the Commons as Leader of the House, I see mainstream Labour MPs failing to challenge the extremism that now holds sway.
Nadhim Zahawi: Last week confirmed that Corbyn’s Labour is now a serious threat to our national security
This is at a time when when Russia has become more aggressive, North Korea has tested a new nuclear device, and Iran may also do so soon.
Plus: Loathsome Winston McKenzie. Alex Salmond, Thatcher fan. The indestructible Keith Vaz. And: my interview with Charles Moore is well worth a listen.