Plus: The coming local elections. My predictions – Liberal Democrats up, Conservatives up, UKIP down, Labour down – and maybe Corbyn out later this year.
Posts Tagged: Russia
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.
Obama’s desperate and impotent decision to abandon the Middle East to the Russians is being overturned. Not before time.
Nicky Morgan: I’ve voted for military action in Syria before – and am ready to do so again if necessary
A consequence of Brexit is a danger that the UK ends up having less influence on EU member states over such responses – or sanctions against Russia.
She contends that a “negotiated political solution” is essential, and that “Russia has an important role to play here, as well”.
They will be asking themselves if they want to sign a blank cheque for an American President whose foreign policy is so impulsive and apparently ill thought through.
Let’s hope that Trump’s missile strikes on the Assad regime work. But May and her government must be a force for restraint if they don’t.
The debate about Britain’s future is already settled. There will be an Open Brexit – because we have no other choice.
There is much more to politics than an affordable state and competitive taxes. But both will be indispensible for survival, let alone prosperity, after we leave the EU.
Daniel Hannan: A century since the Communists began their mass slaughter, some still have not learned the lessons
Is it truly necessary to keep reciting these arguments? Sadly, yes – in each generation some people are drawn to brutal ideologies.
The minority who believe Russia is an ally against Islamist extremism were outnumbered more than three to one.
The Prime Minister also sets out how Britain is tackling the migration crisis and Russian attempts to destabilise the Balkans.
Plus: Hammond’s blunder. Peers’ folly. Stephen Hawking is not, repeat not, controlled by MI5. And: my inner Mary Whitehouse meets Katie Hopkins’ slack vagina.
The Foreign Secretary criticises its actions in the Ukraine and elsewhere, but says that none the less there is no new Cold War.
Our bilateral relationship is at its most strained since the end of the Cold War. But we should try none the less to work with the country on as many levels as possible.
Plus: Is Hammond’s deficit reduction strategy right? Is Trump a good or bad thing? And should May call a snap election?