Politicians are so uncomfortable talking seriously about our international role and relationships that instead we constantly engage in proxy battles.
Posts Tagged: Russia
“Does he know of any policy decision by any ally which has so undermined our security partnership and empowered our enemies?” “No…”
The UK’s role is limited, as we will not and cannot put our own people into this theatre – but we must do what we can.
Turkey appears to assume that their opponents will flee. But if they’ve nowhere to go, they’ll have no alternative but to fight.
Andrew Gimson’s Conference sketch: Wallace declares that he is not setting out to be a popular Defence Secretary
The Defence Secretary confirmed that he has scrapped the zero-tolerance approach to drug-taking in the armed forces, and commanding officers now have discretion.
When there are genuine threats, foreign and domestic, our democracy needs better protection than this visibly failing organisation.
What he detests is less liberalism than democracy, and the obstacle it poses to Russian foreign policy objectives.
The Opposition leader had pressed the Prime Minister over the UK’s relationship with Saudi Arabia.
Alexander Temerko: Without a softer Brexit, the Conservatives will be destroyed. Who can best deliver it – Hunt or Johnson?
Speaking to many donors at the Birmingham hustings on Saturday, I found that the Foreign Secretary’s quiet assurances were more attractive to them.
This is a contribution to the debate – now let’s see what the candidates offer during the week ahead.
What do and don’t we know about Mueller’s investigation, the Trump campaign, and Russian interference?
Cutting through the fog of war and spin can be tricky, but here are the fundamental facts so far.
Is the Treasury up for funding and voters up for supporting the ideas he sketched out ealier this week?
“Because you have the right to have a Defense Secretary whose views are better aligned with yours…I believe it is right for me to step down from my position.”
Iain Dale: Why is May making her case to 35 million people won’t vote on her deal? And not to the 650 or so who will?
Plus: Keep the Brexit TV debate simple. Giving Allin-Khan and Duncan a piece of my mind. And: Carney – we’ve heard it all before.
Benedict Rogers: Hunt has made a strong start in placing values at the heart of British foreign policy
From Hong Kong to Yemen to Burma the Foreign Secretary is making positive steps. There is still more to do, however.