During this crisis, people have forgotten that it fulfils diplomatic functions as much as scientific ones.
Posts Tagged: Trump
Garvan Walshe: How will Netanyahu – the world’s greatest political escapologist – get out of this latest trap?
Trump’s Middle East peace plan has left the Prime Minister of Israel in severe diplomatic difficulties. But there may be a way out.
The UK – US relationship will roll on, despite his insults to our Ambassdor. To suggest otherwise is leadership election positioning, not real politics.
Iain Dale: Will May challenge her critics to put up or shut up – and herself get a confidence ballot staged?
Plus: John Lewis blames Brexit. Juncker gets a drink. BBC stasis at Question Time and PM. And: Trump can’t emote.
Making London a truly global financial centre again, with all that would imply for Britain’s place in the world, could quickly become more attractive than the apathy of decline, however proudly sovereign.
With May distracted by Brexit, Macron is risking domestic political pushback to become Trump’s ‘bridge to Europe’.
She will be feeling a hand of history on her shoulder, and wondering if the other holds a knife at her back.
Let’s suppose missile strikes target the Assad regime. But afterwards chemical weapons are used again in Syria. What then?
Reports this morning suggest conflict within the Government and hesitation in America. And no wonder.
Public opinion would back missile strikes against Assad, and arming a credible opposition, were there to be one. But not more western boots on the ground.
Lord Ashcroft: “We didn’t elect him to be a saint, we elected him to be a leader.” My latest American focus groups.
We found that those who had voted enthusiastically for Trump were still on board, and were prepared to overlook his private conduct, however regrettable they found it.
Plus: Henry Bolton, secret LibDem agent. (Or not.) Penny Mordaunt, next Tory leader. (Or not.) British communists surprise us. (Or don’t.) And: my CNN joy.
We must not conflate the progress that scientific advancement offers us with the idea that debate becomes redundant in the face of an increased awareness of scientific fact.
Trump may be an erratic man-child, but the Jerusalem policy makes cold, hard political sense for him
The loud disapproval of those who never liked him anyway, and a possibly violent response in the Arab world, serve the President’s purposes.
A weakness in this book is that its support for nation states is predicated on disappointed economic necessity.