It is no secret that some senior civil servants in the Foreign Office do not share the Prime Minister’s commitment to implementing the Truro Recommendations.
Posts Tagged: Justice
Johnson – at a stroke, a bigger player in foreign affairs, because of his larger majority. But what does he want to do?
The scale of his domestic ambitions and the legacy of the Iraq War suggest that his ambitions will be limited – for the moment at least.
WATCH: Johnson on the attack – his ‘immediate takeaway’ is that people should ‘serve the term of their sentence’
“This guy was out on automatic early release and I have long said that this system simply isn’t working.”
Benedict Rogers: Do I support those hurling molotov cocktails or attacking policemen in Hong Kong? No. But I understand them.
They want to defend their way of life, their basic freedoms, their human rights, all of which they see as increasingly threatened by Xi Jinping’s brutal regime.
Luke de Pulford: China isn’t only an oppresssor in Hong Kong. It’s a threat to all of us. Here’s how to respond.
No deals with Huawei, no control of our nuclear industry, no more infiltration in our university research programmes. We need a values-led strategy.
It stretches credulity to just assume that rent-seeking or uncompetitive markets account for all British top wealth.
Lord Caine has projected a plan that would allow proceedings into suspected Troubles-related offences only if certificates are issued by senior legal figures.
Phoebe Griffith: To end austerity finally, Johnson needs more than a quick splash of populist spending
The third piece in our series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
There’s a very strong law-and-order focus, with almost a third of those announced covering law enforcement or criminal sentencing.
What he detests is less liberalism than democracy, and the obstacle it poses to Russian foreign policy objectives.
We don’t need a ‘Brexiteer’ leader, we need a unifier, a leader who is not marked by labels but by their ability to implement the referendum result.
Michael Gove: I have shown in government that I deliver. And as Prime Minister, I will deliver Brexit – and stop Corbyn.
My experience – mastering those detailed briefs, winning support, driving through reform – leaves me in the best position to achieve Brexit.
Dean Godson: There are plenty of ideas on the centre-right. Here’s how it can create a new, decent, patriotric consensus.
Despite polarisation on Brexit, there is more agreement among voters than often appears – and therefore more cause for optimism.
Governments are more likely to help create conditions for it by seeking economic growth, rather than well-being.
My Harlow constituent described her life as having been served a “lifetime sentence” of psychological and emotional torment.