Courtesy of Philip Cowley, here are some markers for this evening’s votes, when they come.
Posts Tagged: Iraq War
There is no case for withholding it from them, for it only being shown after the event, or for not allowing them to study it.
Cox’s intervention at May’s meeting of senior Cabinet ministers last week to discuss Brexit plans turned out to be crucial.
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.
Ideas and vision are necessary, but they are not sufficient. People need to see results and to achieve them they need to take part.
A generation of voters is coming of age with no memory of Iraq. They could grant him a new place in the history books – or even the Government.
The best way forward might be a statute of limitations on past conduct that covers the United Kingdom as a whole.
Parliament’s job should be to hold the Prime Minister and Executive to account for what they have to do, rather than becoming a party to it.
Public opinion would back missile strikes against Assad, and arming a credible opposition, were there to be one. But not more western boots on the ground.
A tour de force from May. Utter failure from Labour’s leader. And: how Blair’s Iraq legacy gives credence to deranged conspiracy theories.
The future leaders of the Left either don’t know their history, or prefer a made-up version of it.
Iraq may be a voluntary union in theory, but in practice it is sectarian, over-centralised, and coercive.
A dogmatic, utopian insistence on imposing the American model wholesale often runs contrary to establishing stability, growth, and the rule of law.
James Gray: Before yet another defence review, we must first answer the big question – what is Britain for?
Unless we know our role in the world, we cannot have a strategy. And without a strategy, we cannot suitably design our armed forces.
The Labour leader pledged “change at home and abroad” would reduce the threat of terrorism.