Is the sequestering, incarceration and forgetting of these vulnerable children and young adults any better than in Georgian and Victorian times?
Sitting in a park is selfish, but organising a mass demonstration in a park is wonderful, and schools should still stay closed. Seriously?
If Britain joined in a moment of self-doubt, it voted out as a confident, self-assured, optimistic, outward-looking and independent nation state.
The Prime Minister has shown a moderation of which his critics did not believe him capable.
Postmodernism strips the likes of Shamima Begum of personal responsibility and judges her solely by ethnicity, religion and class.
This article was originally published on the anniversary of the former President’s election. We re-issue it today as news comes of his death.
The Kurds’ desire for greater autonomy is understandable, but this is not the time to propose independence.
We must not allow Brexit to force us to make lucrative deals with repressive autocracies, even as they commit human rights violations and possible war crimes.
We persist in chasing the symptoms of problems in Iraq, rather than trying to work out the root causes – thus aiding the growth of Iranian power.
He governed in the shadow of Reagan, and lost his re-election bid. But he achieved much at home, even more abroad – and makes Trump look like a moral dwarf.
A compromise solution would be to keep him in power but limit his powers.
Their response in the Commons.
And, just as importantly, can it be held against ISIS and whoever might come after them?
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.
First, we must play to our strengths. Second, work with the reality on the ground. Finally, be patient – and stay engaged.