Its development reputation has been tarnished, and nobody is able to define quite what the UK’s foreign policy actually is.
Posts Tagged: Muammar Gaddafi
Franco Frattini: Turkey’s actions in Libya risk another Europe-wide migrant crisis – and Brexit will not exempt the UK
The international community must wake up to the threat posed by a destabilised Libya on the shores of the Mediterranean.
It was a textbook case of how Islamist terror works here – or has to date, anyway. We honour and remember those who died.
There is no foreign policy that could appease the likes of the Manchester terrorists. Islamists damn us if we intervene, and damn us if we don’t.
The UK should urgently engage with the Libyan National Army, and support its efforts to defeat the Islamist militias in the West of the country.
A compromise solution would be to keep him in power but limit his powers.
To date, she has seen foreign affairs through the prism of domestic security rather than that of intervention abroad.
We see from Daesh attacks in Tunisia and the migrant crisis how important the country is to the UK. We musn’t give up trying to find a settlement.
We cannot know. But however important that question is, it should not be the only one that MPs ask if they vote on bombing ISIS in Syria – or even the main one.
Few leaders on the continental mainland have the understanding and the political will to take the measures that are needed to protect their citizens.
Last month, a critical first step was taken to restore stability with an agreement to establish a Government of National Accord.
These brutal and barbaric organisations are poised to assume de facto control of the country, just a few hundred miles across the Mediterranean from the EU.
The crisis wasn’t on the agenda at Cabinet this week. Some Conservative Cabinet Ministers now want a pledge to hit the two per cent goal. They are right.
Three years on, with the country’s Parliament now taking refuge in a Greek car ferry, it is clear that the venture has been a disaster.
Also: Gaddafi’s ex-spymaster offers to reveal IRA connexions; and Welsh Tories double down on grammar schools.