Those who run Russia believe themselves to be in a ‘political war’ with the West. We need to treat the Kremlin as a threat rather than an irritant.
Posts Tagged: Ukraine
I will be publishing more details in my forthcoming book, which explores the state of the British Armed Forces.
The “extraordinary international response by our allies” amounts to “the largest collective expulsion of Russian intelligence officers ever”, Johnson says.
Caught between Moscow’s ruthless security forces and a million newly-arrived Russian settlers, the peninsula’s minority population deserves our support.
A tour de force from May. Utter failure from Labour’s leader. And: how Blair’s Iraq legacy gives credence to deranged conspiracy theories.
Sorry, Gary Neville, but Putin’s World Cup has always been political – England should have boycotted it from the outset
We don’t yet know if Russia poisoned Sergei Skripal. But there was already more than enough reason not to take part in the Kremlin’s propaganda tournament.
After years of defence cuts and maybe more to come, we must ask whether the Armed Forces are properly equipped to keep Britain safe.
Throughout the Cold War there were many good people on the Left who held to what was right. Then there were people like Corbyn and Milne.
Doing so would be an opportunity for us to learn – Ukrainian forces have valuable experience of state-to-state conflict, and of Russian weaponry we have never faced.
Gisela Stuart: Ministers are mistaken. Regulatory alignment is Single Market membership in all but name. Here’s why.
The Prime Minister must reach an agreement which lays out clearly in black and white that the UK will not be relegated to the position of ‘rule-taker’.
Self-determination always involves conflict. In some cases that is justified, a conflict of necessity. In others it is not.
Danny Stone: Conservatives are right to fight anti-semitism – but beware making it a political football
Condemnation of such bigotry in other political parties must not be reduced to partisan mudslinging.
Andrew Green: A soft Brexit would mean mass immigration – of over 100,000 people a year net until the late 2030s
Our population could grow by just over 11 million by 2039 – two thirds of which would be the result of the direct and indirect effects of immigration.
Plus: Dealing with news of terror attacks as a radio host. Was it really necessary to send Steve Uncles to prison. And: Jacqui Smith and Sky – its goodbye from me and its goodbye from her.
Our bilateral relationship is at its most strained since the end of the Cold War. But we should try none the less to work with the country on as many levels as possible.