At present, with the public support of their UK allies, there are few consequences for the Saudi-Emirati-led Coalition when they bomb children.
A new book, White Flag?, tries to sound the alarm. Will anyone listen?
” If you turn the EU club into a prison, the desire to get out won’t diminish it will grow…and we won’t be the only prisoner that will want to escape.”
Plus: Labour anti-semitism, May’s African dancing. Will Mordaunt speak to the conference? And: will Russia take on NATO?
The words “Chequers” and “Canada” don’t pass his lips, but he’s careful not to die in a ditch for the former or to rule out the latter.
As our proprietor and his co-author prepare to release a new book on defence, we say again what we’ve said before about the implications of Brexit for the armed forces.
Scrap HS2. Integrate social care. Abolish NI. Reverse police cuts. Consider a new Bill of Rights. And much, much more.
The question now is now whether this further response to Russian activity is needed. Opinion is certainly beginning to move in this direction.
The transparent absurdity is the whole point; the Kremlin is demonstrating to a domestic audience that they believe they can attack us with impunity.
The 2008 war was an illustration of the serious threat the Kremlin posed. It went unheeded, and so Russia has repeated the trick.
Trump strolls past with less than a half-glance.
DfID and the MoD are most effective when they work together, not when they fight one another for resources.
Though by demanding that America’s allies spend more on their own defence, the President is unwittingly doing us a favour.
Plus: beware of claims that we’ve reached Peak Corbyn. Don’t raise fuel duty. Scrap hospital car parking charges. And: Hands keeps his promises.
It is rare to hear the defence establishment talking plainly about the need to protect Britain against external threats.