The question now is now whether this further response to Russian activity is needed. Opinion is certainly beginning to move in this direction.
Posts by Lord Risby
Lord Risby is the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Algeria.
Caught between Moscow’s ruthless security forces and a million newly-arrived Russian settlers, the peninsula’s minority population deserves our support.
After a brutal civil war, a national de-radicalisation and reconciliation programme has made great progress.
Richard Risby: During the Brexit negotiation, a great British success story must be safeguarded – our racing industry
This current tripartite agreement between the UK, Ireland and France needs to be maintained as it works so effectively for us all.
The same old mantras from the vociferous Left offer not a single remedy. This presents an opportunity for Conservatives.
So much of the present crisis – and of the intervening suffering – can be traced to our failure to move decisively against Assad two years ago.
Lord Risby: Tougher sanctions? A free trade area? Seeking NATO membership? Ukraine’s options for dealing with Putin
Happily, a well-educated younger generation of Ukrainians will begin to replace those who so spectacularly failed to build on the spirit of the Orange Revolution.
The country has the difficult task of marrying the younger generation’s hopes with the realpolitik of its neighbourhood.
The future of horseracing, Britain’s second-largest sport, is threatened. It’s time for radical reform to put it on a secure footing.
Lord Risby: Mandela – the moral giant who transformed South Africa and was loved throughout the world
His moral authority and credibility helped to make the transition from apartheid miraculously free of much feared and forecast violence and bloodshed.
Just as the first renminbi bond issued outside China has been earmarked for Britain, so the welcome mat is now being comprehensively extended to other new potential investors in a more focused way.