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.
Posts Tagged: War on terror
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 Government must try to build from the essentials out – security, legal certainty, frictionless trade. Zero tariffs would be the icing on the cake.
The companies are on solid ground over encryption; their footing is less sure, however, when it comes to pro-terror material on the net.
Ed Barker: Don’t glamourise these killers by calling them terrorists. Treat them like the criminals they are.
People that stab policeman and run over innocent civilians are murderous thugs – and that’s the end of it.
Khalid Masood, who murdered PC Keith Palmer, turns out to be one – and was originally called Adrian Elms.
Plus: Dealing with news of terror attacks as a radio host. Was it really necessary to send Steve Uncles to prison. And: Jacqui Smith and Sky – its goodbye from me and its goodbye from her.
At best, sending him to Guantanamo failed – and at worst it backfired spectacularly.
Nadhim Zahawi: I found myself banned from Trump’s America. But I want his state visit to go ahead – and to tell him why he’s mistaken.
I fear that the President has poured fuel on the fire of extremism; and created enemies, rather than winning friends.
Iain Dale: “Um…I…er…it depends on the context.” The stinking hypocrisy of the new LibDem MP over Turkey.
Plus: Trump’s tactics, Labour’s splits, and LibDem divisions.
Graeme Archer: Murdered gays. Banned Jews. But stick to those anti-Trump protests, comrade – and avert your eyes.
Thank God for great European leaders, like Merkel, whose idiosyncratic approach to border control played such an understated role in last year’s Brexit vote.
But neither the American President’s concession to Britain nor the question of double standards are likely to deter some Parliamentarians.
Nadhim Zahawi tells us that the President’s words and deeds will cause serious damage to the anti-ISIS struggle.
We see from Daesh attacks in Tunisia and the migrant crisis how important the country is to the UK. We musn’t give up trying to find a settlement.
There is still no sign that the Government can find a workable definition.