The Prime Minister rejects the suggestion that Donald Trump ordered the UK to join airstrikes against the Assad regime’s chemical weapons facilities.
“We have been here before, when we have not had clear evidence about weapons of mass destruction.”
The atrocity demands a response, but will the President favour international diplomacy or military action?
The “extraordinary international response by our allies” amounts to “the largest collective expulsion of Russian intelligence officers ever”, Johnson says.
Both leading EU states and the US are following the Prime Minister’s lead on Russia.
The UK can not allow Russia to believe it got away with it without serious consequences.
From the politicisation of committees and the near-deification of Corbyn to the absurd ‘fake news’ row over ‘Hatgate’, the parallels are troubling.
“Between 80,000 and 150,000 people work making steel in the US. Seventeen million are employed in industries which use steel.”
After our recent series asked ‘What should Tories tax?’, the Adam Smith Institute’s Head of Research kicks off a new mini-series seeking routes to lower taxes.
The erroneous assumption that hostile states were no longer relevant has rightly been abandoned. Now our Armed Forces need the resources to meet the challenge.
Amy Chua says they are blind to the decisive importance of tribal politics – an obliviousness which extends to America itself, and prepared the way for Trump.
It’s one thing to recognise the long-term threats posed by states such as Russia, quite another to meet them.
David Frum expresses the dismay of an upright North American conservative at the triumph of Trump.
The NRA’s influence remains formidable – but the temptation to appear to be a bipartisan dealmaker might be an even more powerful influence on the President.
But a vote on some form of customs union is coming. Might it become a confidence issue?