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.
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.
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.”
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.
From Hong Kong to Yemen to Burma the Foreign Secretary is making positive steps. There is still more to do, however.
The key to a good Brexit is empowering UK entrepreneurs to talk to their European counterparts and become ambassadors for Downing Street’s plan.
He says the money that went into Leave.EU’s account came from a “UK limited company”.
The German Chancellor was stronger then than she is now. And there’s no guarantee that any compromise she might push would work.
A Conservative MP who has seen much of Collins says: “I like him. He’s more intelligent and thoughtful than his public manner gives one to expect.”