Afghan security force members are being murdered. Girls’ schools are being shut down. Iran and Russia are weighing up a return to the quagmire.
It arises from a campaign to protect ex-servicemen which has nothing to do with the particular circumstances of the Province.
Universities need heavier scrutiny. Owners must be identified. Media backed by regimes that restrict freedom should be denied broadcast licenses.
We controlled Covid in our prisons, kept the courts running throughout lockdown, and were the first in the western world to resume jury trials.
Will they fight any following cases all the way to the Supreme Court, and ask it to overturn Kerr’s decision?
Wallace has done well to win an exceptional defence settlement, but it may not be enough to fund all the Integrated Review’s ambitions.
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.
The problem with conjuring the threat of republican terrorism to oppose a land border is the signal it sends to their loyalist counterparts.
The main issue is not that the latter’s actions are extreme, but that they’re anti-constitutional.
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.
Above all, we need to focus on the strategic picture. Throughout the world democracy, human rights and the rule of law are under pressure.