Wallace has done well to win an exceptional defence settlement, but it may not be enough to fund all the Integrated Review’s ambitions.
Posts Tagged: Terrorism
Garvan Walshe: The Integrated Review’s tilt to Asia could leave us vulnerable closer to home – and Putin
The impulse of Brexit is to prove Britain’s openness by striking out, but this tilt increases our security dependence on Europe.
There’s a difference between skiving school with your friends and travelling to Syria to pledge your allegiance to a death cult.
Perhaps the answer is bound up with China – and our inability to focus on more than a single problem at once.
Henry Hill: Gove’s challenge – what if the Protocol ends up threatening the peace in Northern Ireland?
The problem with conjuring the threat of republican terrorism to oppose a land border is the signal it sends to their loyalist counterparts.
Garvan Walshe: Conservatives need to choose. Are they with democracy or with the Capitol terrorists?
The main issue is not that the latter’s actions are extreme, but that they’re anti-constitutional.
Neil O’Brien: Trumpism in Britain. It’s time to call out those in the media who cynically feed the cranks, rioters and conspiracists.
One of our best selling papers recently ran a piece promoting the views of an “NHS worker” who claimed hospitals were “empty” and Covid was a “hoax”.
France and Austria in particular show that a much more vigorous and coherent defence of the liberal democratic model is both possible and necessary.
Also: civil servant at heart of Salmond fiasco set for retirement windfall; Foster threatened by loyalist terrorist; and Bogdanor attacks federalist folly.
David Lidington: We have left the EU and there is no turning back. Here’s what our new relationship with Europe should look like.
Above all, we need to focus on the strategic picture. Throughout the world democracy, human rights and the rule of law are under pressure.
Gary Powell: How the Met went after Grimes – but turned a blind eye to incitement to murder the Prime Minister
The Government is turning a blind eye to self-evident politicisation – a miserable milestone in the Conservative Party’s masochistic colonisation by woke ideology.
Iain Dale: Stop this utter selfishness and pathetic whinging about not having a normal Christmas to look forward to
Plus: After the kidnapping of this Christian girl, we should cut off aid to Pakistan. And: Muslims must face up the fact that terror is claimed in their name.
Tobias Ellwood: The Government has helped to let Iran, a rogue state, off the leash. It’s time to rein it back in.
We should have supported an extension to the conventional arms embargo at the United Nations in August – and must back sanctions.
Garvan Walshe: Macron is running out of time in which to prevail against the far left, far right – and Islamist extremism
After the beheading of Samuel Paty, there are huge questions for the president as to how he can prevent such an atrocious crime again.
The Government must improve its communication, avoiding bluster and phrases that patronise the public.