Plus: A telling speech by George Osborne, the pleasing election of Philip Davies. Reading the Morning Star, just for a laugh. And: Andy Carroll walks on water.
Posts Tagged: Syria
While Assad’s goons kill, and we do nothing, our enemies observe our weakness.
The driver of Syria’s civil war is a legacy of political, economic and cultural failure within the country itself and across much of the Middle East.
“We are deceiving ourselves if we believe that we have no responsibility for what has happened in Syria.”
Quality stonewalling from the Defence Secretary on Marr as he treads a middle way between the Foreign Secretary’s view and Downing Street’s reproof.
Yes, we should not intervene in a country without a plan. But we must also say that we will limit the powers and abilities of those who do unspeakable evil.
Chris Whitehouse: Is our overseas aid fuelling hate and discrimination against religious minorities?
A new report, and an event tomorrow, highlight the plight of people throughout the world persecuted for practising their faith – especially by extremist Islamist groups.
It flows from the Crown-in-Parliament, so support for it is entirely compatible with advocating Parliamentary sovereignty.
A compromise solution would be to keep him in power but limit his powers.
Putin sees appeasement for what it is. Providing the weaponry to give the people of Aleppo some defence could bring him back to the peace table.
Plus: Ken Loach’s new film. Whatever the political motivation behind it, it did have several valid messages – and one is how the state can dehumanise people.
Allowing Russia to become top dog in the Middle East has consequences for Europe – including Britain.
America, Egypt, Pakistan: former allies are finding reasons to distance themselves.
The barbarians aren’t at the gates anymore, they’re in charge of the official Opposition.
Garvan Walshe: By abandoning Syria, a heartless and mindless West is throwing global leadership away
You might think North America and Europe, with all our wealth and power, could deal with a civil war in a single country. Apparently not.