Despite the outcome, our manifesto was a step in the right direction, from which we must not retreat backwards.
Posts Tagged: Syria
The savage attacks we have witnessed must drive us to work more closely with our regional allies.
James Frayne: Voters want a brutal response to terrorists, but aren’t clear on the best way to combat extremism
Fears that the public are shifting towards aggressive, populist cultural policies targeted at Muslims are misfounded.
The Prime Minister proposed four steps to take on and defeat our enemies and their ideology.
There is no foreign policy that could appease the likes of the Manchester terrorists. Islamists damn us if we intervene, and damn us if we don’t.
Mohammed Amin: As a Muslim, Briton and Mancunian, I believe that defeating terror requires us to stay united
I am fed up to the back teeth with people pronouncing that such terrorist atrocities have nothing to do with the perpetrators’ religious views.
The next few years abroad will be as absorbing as any in recent years, and will demand more of the new Tory intake’s attention than might be considered usual.
Nadhim Zahawi: Labour MPs know that Corbyn is weak on defence, Trident and our enemies. So how on earth can they support him?
Many have already described why he is unfit for the job. Indeed, many have tried to remove him. Their support now is a joke, a delusion, a denial of reality.
Plus, Karl Rove discusses the differences between running a business and governing.
The Prime Minister spoke for many when she said that “we should all be proud of the help and support we are giving to people around the world”.
Above all, don’t neglect the obvious. May is vulnerable to Tory revolts – as the NICs debacle proved. She wants a real working majority.
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.
Plus: The coming local elections. My predictions – Liberal Democrats up, Conservatives up, UKIP down, Labour down – and maybe Corbyn out later this year.
International humanitarian law may be imperfect, but it can ameliorate some of the worst horrors of armed conflict – such as the Khan Sheikhoun gas attack.