Jon Davis and John Rentoul’s new book contains valuable material, but cannot efface Iraq, or the former Prime Minister’s self-righteousness.
Posts Tagged: Iraq War
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.
A first-time voter in 2022 will have been born in 2004, a year after the start of the conflict, and have no memory of weapons of mass destruction…
Courtesy of Philip Cowley, here are some markers for this evening’s votes, when they come.
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.