A new report by the Society of Conservative Lawyers argues that prior Parliamentary approval for military action is a dangerous game and has no constitutional law basis.
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A wise US president with a clever plan would be able to reduce the risks. But this one may well squander the opportunity for a peaceful return to democracy.
Richard Kemp and Lee Rotherham: The backstop’s not the only danger in May’s deal. Its defence plans will undermine NATO.
The UK will then, by negligence, have contributed to a catastrophic defence rift between the continents of Europe and North America.
Alastair Thompson: Corbyn – an apologist for the tyrant who rules Venezuela by fear. Let a Commons vote put him on the spot.
Let’s see if Labour stands with Venezuela’s oppressed. For what party could truly say that it supports labour, while lending support to the butchery of labourers?
“Because you have the right to have a Defense Secretary whose views are better aligned with yours…I believe it is right for me to step down from my position.”
Garvan Walshe: A famous hawk – suspicious of Iran and a school reformer. And he won’t resign. No, I’m not talking about Gove…
The numbers in the Knesset are finely balanced, and the search is on for a figurehead to end Netanyahu’s decade in power.
Marc Morrison: It’s time to engage with Lebanon not just militarily, but economically – and to appoint a trade ambassador
The country’s Prime Minister, Speaker and President, all stressed how much they would welcome working with the UK to encourage investment.
The killing gives Turkey’s autocrat the opportunity to make common cause with the Saudi prince’s enemies.
The Khashoggi case shows that the UK’s alliance with Saudi Arabia serves neither our interests nor our values
For how much longer can Ministers continue to try to defend a relationship which has become increasingly indefensible?
Andrew Mitchell: If Trump’s America can hold the Saudis to account for their actions in Yemen, then so can we
At present, with the public support of their UK allies, there are few consequences for the Saudi-Emirati-led Coalition when they bomb children.
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.
” If you turn the EU club into a prison, the desire to get out won’t diminish it will grow…and we won’t be the only prisoner that will want to escape.”
He’s been known to ponder the way in which Singapore and Israel developed relatively quickly and with few assets – and draw lessons from their experience.
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.
The question now is now whether this further response to Russian activity is needed. Opinion is certainly beginning to move in this direction.