In tandem with countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand and France, we should consider a stronger humanitarian-orientated alliance which has teeth.
Posts Tagged: Iraq War
Sarah Ingham: With our closest NATO ally leaving us high and dry, it’s time to junk the pieties about Britain’s role in the world
Too many defence reviews have followed the Blairite sentiment that we are an instrument for global wellbeing.
James Frayne: Polls suggest the Government will not face a backlash for the principle of withdrawal in Afghanistan
Mainly because people didn’t want troops to be there (or in the Middle East) in the first place.
Afghanistan and America 2) David Davis: The harsh truth is that we had no strategy – and fell back on supporting a corrupt state
We could have degraded Al Qaeda and then left. Or else pursued a proper counter-insurgency plan. Instead, we did neither.
We should take pride in seven decades of refugee protection, and it is a principle we must uphold in the future too.
Garvan Walshe: Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan may not be a strategic mistake, but it is a moral disaster.
Afghan security force members are being murdered. Girls’ schools are being shut down. Iran and Russia are weighing up a return to the quagmire.
Tobias Ellwood: We’ve left Afghanistan to become a haven for terrorists to plot attacks against the West – once again
We urgently need an inquiry to understand our strategic failures in the country, and what went wrong.
Galloway is furthering a dangerous communalism – by dragging conflicts overseas towards the centre of domestic political discourse.
The former Veterans Minister discusses support for veterans, his frustrations with politics, Cummings, extremism in the Armed Forces and more.
Cummings Reborn – as the champion of Parliament. He has given MPs more power, so leaving the inquiry with less.
Yesterday, he bent the passage of time – by giving the Commons the chance to carry out a Covid reckoning before the inquiry is up and running.
All three PMs did about as well as anyone could in the circumstances, and all three, so far as one can see, are doomed.
Robert Halfon: 30 years ago, Major defied foreign policy orthodoxies, saved thousands of Kurdish lives – and set us an example
Britons can be very proud that he quickly answered the calls of the Kurds at the moment of their righteous rebellion and intense suffering.
Robert Halfon: Conservatives must never be complacent about Starmer. The public mood can change quickly.
Plus: The Government will soon have to set out the tough decisions on public spending to constituents.
Profile: George Galloway, who “is going to vote for Beelzebub, I’m going to vote for a Scottish Tory”
This old-style socialist turns out to be much more of a small-c conservative than his many critics are willing to admit.
Profile: Tony Blair. Zealous, unrepentant and driven – the leader who took us to war in Iraq is reborn as our saviour from the pandemic.
It is hard to find any precedent for the path that he has chosen. What furies drive him? Why this frantic activity?