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Posts Tagged: Russia
“Were we to have come to Parliament to say ‘this is what our intentions are’, then not only Syria but Russia itself would have responded as well.”
Iain Dale: As I prepared for my Question Time debut, I heard that Diane Abbott had pulled out. Was it something I said?
Plus: May in trouble and Rudd in danger over Windrush. Corbyn stumbles. The pound rises. Local elections loom. And: the dignity of Neville Lawrence.
Britain would be powerless to deter Russian aggression, because he doesn’t see upholding peace and security in Europe – let alone the world – to be part of his job.
Ruth Davis: Cyber threats are the new norm – and not just from Russia. Business needs to up its game.
Government research shows that the average person is roughly eleven times more likely to be the victim of cyber-crime than an in-person robbery.
The Prime Minister faces a difficult afternoon – but will be aided by the unwillingess of Tory backbenchers to line up with Jeremy Corbyn.
WATCH: “I want to see incontrovertible evidence” – Corbyn still won’t say Russia was responsible for the Salisbury attack
“Do you agree with John McDonnell, who said this was…state-sponsored?” “If we’re going to make an…assertion like that we’ve got to have the absolute evidence…”
She cited the attack in Salisbury: “We cannot allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised….in Syria, on the streets of the UK…
She will be feeling a hand of history on her shoulder, and wondering if the other holds a knife at her back.
Daniel Hannan: Corbyn’s first instinct in a national crisis is to treat it as a way to attack the Tories – much to Putin’s satisfaction
Ask one question: In what conflict has Jeremy Corbyn ever been on Britain’s side? He always finds a way of blaming the world’s problems on the West.
The atrocity demands a response, but will the President favour international diplomacy or military action?
Let’s suppose missile strikes target the Assad regime. But afterwards chemical weapons are used again in Syria. What then?
Reports this morning suggest conflict within the Government and hesitation in America. And no wonder.
Public opinion would back missile strikes against Assad, and arming a credible opposition, were there to be one. But not more western boots on the ground.
As well as sending a very strong signal to Moscow, the Government is making good progress towards a Brexit deal too.
Plus: Erdogan, Putin and Rouhani meet at the Three Wise Monkeys Summit – hear no evil, see no evil…and evil. Guess which is which.