After years of defence cuts and maybe more to come, we must ask whether the Armed Forces are properly equipped to keep Britain safe.
Posts Tagged: Ukraine
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.
We should not only meet our spending minimum, but exceed it in order to maximise our vital strategic and tactical needs.
The fantasy that the Kremlin is more sinned against than sinning was once the preserve of Corbyn’s hard left. We should stop the rot.
“German intelligence has warned that the Kremlin seeks to influence this year’s elections.” Fallon’s speech on Russia: full text
“We hope that it abides by the Minsk agreements, curbs the reckless military activity, and ditches the misinformation.”
This morning, around 4,500 British servicemen and women will be serving our country across the globe. They are taking part in 25 operations in almost 30 countries.
Castro’s apologists find it too painful to admit they’ve raised a feeling of belonging above moral principle.
Trump’s words on NATO and his record to date suggest that we should tear up the rule book.