The Integrated Review of security, defence, development and foreign policy is upon us. But will the capabilities follow the challenges, or vice-versa?
Perhaps the answer is bound up with China – and our inability to focus on more than a single problem at once.
Maintaining the current diplomatic relations would be a devastating mistake – potentially with fatal consequences.
The main issue is not that the latter’s actions are extreme, but that they’re anti-constitutional.
One of our best selling papers recently ran a piece promoting the views of an “NHS worker” who claimed hospitals were “empty” and Covid was a “hoax”.
France and Austria in particular show that a much more vigorous and coherent defence of the liberal democratic model is both possible and necessary.
It should remain a basic principle that no Government commits British troops into a conflict zone before a full statement in the Commons.
These are my starters for ten – so it’s over to you. What are the biggest choices? What are the problems that we have to get ahead of to keep afloat?
Plus: After the kidnapping of this Christian girl, we should cut off aid to Pakistan. And: Muslims must face up the fact that terror is claimed in their name.
On the 60th anniversary of its independence from British rule, the Government must do more to stop militia groups threatening the peace of the nation.
Johnson needs a Simon Milton figure in government. The move would be controversial, to put it mildly. But who else is there?
Ministers believe that the present legal framework isn’t fit for purpose if prosecutions of returning terrorists are to be successful.
As the great eye of the Conservative Party swivels its gaze towards the Far East, it’s in danger of missing other threats that are closer to home.
The international community must wake up to the threat posed by a destabilised Libya on the shores of the Mediterranean.
Perhaps we should all take a step backwards from comparing CVs, and simply ask ourselves who has a record of delivering for Britain.