A new book, White Flag?, tries to sound the alarm. Will anyone listen?
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Lord Ashcroft: A Defence Secretary who believes that the UK should consider getting stuck in to other people’s wars
At a ConHome conference interview yesterday, Williamson suggested we should do so if it will save or improve lives without disproportionate cost.
The Defence Secretary outlined a programme of national self-assertion from Ukraine to the South China Sea.
WATCH: Foreign Secretary – “If you put a country like Britain in a corner, we don’t crumble. We fight. ”
This video also includes speeches from Liam Fox, Penny Mordaunt and Gavin Williamson.
Lord Ashcroft’s Conference Diary: How Leave voters reflect – good humouredly, mostly – on being called knuckle-dragging bigots
Plus: Labour anti-semitism, May’s African dancing. Will Mordaunt speak to the conference? And: will Russia take on NATO?
Interview. Williamson, Brexit optimist. “Let’s be liberated by this process – let’s start to look at opportunities more widely.”
The words “Chequers” and “Canada” don’t pass his lips, but he’s careful not to die in a ditch for the former or to rule out the latter.
As our proprietor and his co-author prepare to release a new book on defence, we say again what we’ve said before about the implications of Brexit for the armed forces.
I wouldn’t want to be the politician who has to explain why the purity of EU institutions came before cooperation that could have prevented a security incident.
Bob Seely: Yes, Brexit and leadership are important. But so’s everything else. Here are some ideas for the future.
Scrap HS2. Integrate social care. Abolish NI. Reverse police cuts. Consider a new Bill of Rights. And much, much more.
The question now is now whether this further response to Russian activity is needed. Opinion is certainly beginning to move in this direction.
The pantomime excuse given by the men wanted for the Salisbury attack isn’t aimed at us, but at Putin’s domestic audience
The transparent absurdity is the whole point; the Kremlin is demonstrating to a domestic audience that they believe they can attack us with impunity.
Tobias Ellwood: On this World Suicide Prevention Day, let’s shatter the mental health taboo – among our armed forces and everywhere else
We must create a positive culture of well-being where discussing a matter of the mind is on par with dealing with a knee injury.
It hasn’t been perfect, but it is encouraging to see police, security services and ministers clearly communicate about a serious threat.
Protecting our open society against threats from authoritarian states is an essential battle. We must not lose.
This fiscal rule would leave governments free to borrow for infrastructure investments – but day-to-day spending would be paid through your and my taxes.