The real risk of all this is that it gets praised – but is then quietly filed away. What needs to happen is a change of Foreign Office culture.
Posts Tagged: Syria
John Jenkins: Too many excuses are made for Iran – especially by the EU. We must get real, stand with America, and take decisive action.
I’m glad to see we’ve now had the guts to stop a tanker we believe is smuggling Iranian oil in defiance of sanctions on Syria.
The United States’ weakened capabilities and frayed alliances both play in Tehran’s favour at a crucial and sensitive time.
It will be a significant step forward in keeping this heinous organisation from inciting hatred on our streets.
Ultimately, Begum is a distraction. The main issue is not terrorists’ brides, but terrorists themselves. Where are they?
The Home Secretary is afloat on a sargasso sea of returning jihadis, human rights laws, bewildering intelligence, gaps in the law – and a shrieking media.
One thinks of the need for such as a measure as justice-related and security-related. But it would also send a powerful signal.
Chloe Westley: The twisted ideology that upends reason – and presents terror backers as innocent victims
Postmodernism strips the likes of Shamima Begum of personal responsibility and judges her solely by ethnicity, religion and class.
“It’s also important that we treat them fairly…with justice tempered with a bit of mercy.”
Bob Seely: The rule of law is an absolute. It cannot be dispensed with when we deal with ISIS terrorists.
A key moral from the case of Shamima Begum is that we need better information both to protect and prosecute.
A new report by the Society of Conservative Lawyers argues that prior Parliamentary approval for military action is a dangerous game and has no constitutional law basis.
Javid is right about illegal immigration across the Channel – and his critics help to underline his point
Cynics suggest his leadership rivals stoked up this ‘crisis’ – if so, they (and outraged Labour MPs) might find their approach is backfiring.
WATCH: “I don’t know how many more insults he could take.” – William Cohen, former US Defence Secretary, on Mattis’ resignation
“It was a false declaration to say that we won, ISIS had been defeated…we are tired of fighting, someone else’s burden. “
Marc Morrison: It’s time to engage with Lebanon not just militarily, but economically – and to appoint a trade ambassador
The country’s Prime Minister, Speaker and President, all stressed how much they would welcome working with the UK to encourage investment.
Bob Seely: Perhaps the first war in which hospitals are the primary target. What I saw and heard on Syria’s border.
The doctors’ discussion comes after a long day’s training with a British trauma surgeon who teaches a Hostile Environment Surgical Training course.
David Cameron’s intervention in 2015, at the height of the refugee crisis, shows how a humane but firm approach to migration can work.