It would be pusillanimous not to join France in Syria for fear of an ISIS attack here. But Tory backbenchers should go into any vote with their eyes wide open.
Posts Tagged: Saudi Arabia
Sometimes it’s easy, sometimes it’s difficult, but sometimes, it’s simply wrong for the people of one country – or many – to sit by and watch those of another suffer.
Under my chairmanship, I aim for the Conservative Middle East Council to help to ensure both.
The test of Cameron’s announcement today is less one of words than deeds. It must be followed up across Whitehall and especially, at a local level, by the police.
The Justice Secretary’s victory on the misguided prison deal shows that his opposition to tyranny persists.
Our approach to China and Saudi Arabia is worryingly inconsistent with our declared principles.
There is now a strong case for widening the air strikes against ISIS in which we already take part.
Russian President has trapped himself in a self-destructive spiral of nationalist rhetoric, economic self-harm and military aggression.
Graham Stuart MP: How the rest of the world is catching up with Britain on climate change legislation
China was famously said to be building a coal-fired power station every week. Now it is building an equivalent amount of clean energy generating capacity every week.
Iran’s regime has more values in common with America than Egypt’s or Saudi Arabia’s.
Saudi Arabia’s key vulnerability is an ideological environment deliberately created by the Saudi state.
Nadhim Zahawi MP: It’s time for the Islamic world to support free speech – and repeal blasphemy laws
The reality is that jihadists have claimed more lives in Muslim-majority countries than anywhere else.
It’s shale versus the Saudis in a fight for survival
It remains a real threat to both our interests and our allies throughout the Middle East.
Will oil prices rebound? I wouldn’t bet my house on it, but western governments shouldn’t take the current fall for granted.