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Posts Tagged: Armed Forces
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Daniel Hannan: The rule of law is our system’s foundation. Which is why there should be Bloody Sunday trials.
When we bend the rules in our favour, we cheapen our country. We become, in effect, the colonial power that the IRA accuse us of being.
Former paramilitary fighters are out of prison. IRA killers have restarted their lives. Yet British soldiers face the threat of prosecution.
Is the Treasury up for funding and voters up for supporting the ideas he sketched out ealier this week?
“Our adversaries are increasingly using cyber-attacks, subversion, and information operations to challenge us and the rules-based international order.”
“Defence will be pivotal in reinforcing Britain’s role as an outward-looking nation.” Williamson’s speech to the RUSI – full text
“If we are to live up to our global role then our armed forces must continue to be a lethal fighting force fully adapted to the demands of 21st-century warfare.”
25 questions about (another) early general election – and the horror show it could be for the Conservatives
The more one thinks about it, the more problematic it becomes.
The armed forces do not wish to be above the law. The Human Rights Act has had unforeseen consequences, which have caused injustice.
Former service personnel of working age are nearly twice as likely to be unemployed as those in the UK general population.
Jonathan Clark: Is it time to sweep away our political parties – and clear the decks for Leave v Remain?
The electorate are less and less convinced by such arguments about party identity and destiny. Far underground, the tectonic plates are moving.
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Neil Shastri-Hurst: McCain in America, Mercer here in Britain. It’s time for soldier-statesmen to take the lead.
These men and women offer a solution to a nation and a wider world crying out for leadership. They truly get the concepts of duty, service, and nationhood.