It is no longer possible to believe that one can sup with Putin provided one’s spoon is as long as the Nordstream 2 pipeline.
Posts Tagged: Tom Tugendhat MP
The world would see it for a ransom, whatever the technicalities. And think what Tehran’s terror-exporting regime would do with that cash.
Russian aggression in Eastern Europe. And a bomb in Liverpool. China isn’t the only threat to our security.
Those who want to project force in the Pacific must explain how it would be consistent with maintaining our strength at home and nearer abroad.
“Think of it more like a mafia than a government and you have an idea of how it works,” says the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee.
Nor could the Foreign Secretary pretend that his department was paying much attention to Afghanistan before the fall of Kabul.
Ex-servicemen enrich the Commons, but we should beware giving their views special status on matters of war
“Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea.”
Sarah Ingham: How much should we take from, say, the NHS budget to fund a unilateral mission in Afghanistan – if anything?
Regime change usually involves chaos, bloodshed and a humanitarian crisis. Has the Stop the War movement become Continue the Military Intervention?
He warns against “the forever war, which has just reignited”, and recounts his experiences on the ground as a soldier.
Can we really afford to get on the front foot against Russia and China at once as the United States trends towards isolationism?
“This has gone from being a withdrawal to a rout”, says the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee.
‘The decision to withdraw is like a rug pulled from under the feet of our partners’. Tugendhat’s Twitter thread on Afghanistan.
“We have the financial, commercial, intellectual, military, developmental and cultural ability to defend our interests”, he says.
He has more than twice the support of the second-placed Truss. Mordaunt is third. No-one else makes it to double percentage figures.
WATCH: Tugendhat claims he is “cautiously optimistic” the Government will be defeated in Overseas Aid vote
“The reality is Britain has a huge opportunity to shape the world at a moment of extraordinary flux.”
John Baron: A shortfall in funding threatens the British Council’s future. The Government must protect this crucial institution.
One of the ‘jewels in the crown’ of British soft power is at risk of the biggest set of closures in its 90-year history.
Wallace has done well to win an exceptional defence settlement, but it may not be enough to fund all the Integrated Review’s ambitions.