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.
Posts Tagged: Security
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.
WATCH: Thornberry – “It cannot be Donald Trump and a couple of allies deciding unilaterally” on Syria
“We have been here before, when we have not had clear evidence about weapons of mass destruction.”
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 will be feeling a hand of history on her shoulder, and wondering if the other holds a knife at her back.
Dorian Bartley, whose day job involves working alongside police to “reduce crime”, also shared conspiracy theories about terrorist attacks in the UK and US.
Nick Faith: We need a Brexit that is open for business. Letting Melrose take over GKN would be a sign we’ll get one.
When open markets are being called into question by the Left, the last thing the economy needs is for a Conservative Government to play the interventionist card.
The “extraordinary international response by our allies” amounts to “the largest collective expulsion of Russian intelligence officers ever”, Johnson says.
The UK can not allow Russia to believe it got away with it without serious consequences.
James Frayne: National security isn’t a priority for most voters. But here’s why it could matter at the next election.
It can be a proxy for “leadership” – and it offers the chance to further differentiate the party culturally from Labour.
It’s all too easy to ascribe the capabilities of Russia’s best chess players to its secret services. But consider a radical possibility: the latter have messed up.
Not everybody on the Opposition benches seems to think that the Russians might have been set up.
On corruption, fragility, innovation, human capital, creditworthiness, GDP per head – all the measures that count for most – the country is, to put it politely, not in a great place.
WATCH: The Prime Minister announces the expulsion of spies in answer to Putin’s “contempt and defiance”
She also told the Commons of new sanctions, Magnitsky legislation, and additional powers to curb the activities of the Kremlin’s agents.
Russia. May’s “full and robust respose” to the “unlawful use of force” in Salisbury. Her Commons statement: full text.
“The United Kingdom will now expel 23 Russian diplomats who have been identified as undeclared intelligence officers.”