Churchill saw a century ago that the existing party machines will always prove the stronger, and UKIP and the SDP have confirmed this.
Posts Tagged: Vladimir Putin
Put harshly, it can be the ideology of the free-rider, the citizen who neglects the demands of citizenship.
Garvan Walshe: This election has brought Putin’s prize – a Far Left-led Britain – too close for comfort
It is now necessary to consider a strong and structured security partnership with the EU that would withstand the rule of Russia’s useful idiot.
Nick Mutch: Bear hugs, scowls, farcical handshakes – and a country that wasn’t there. What I saw at the NATO summit.
A first-time impression of a NATO summit – one that seems to have been uniquely designed with the American President’s “interests and eccentricities in mind”.
The President’s decision has aroused concern in both parties, and drawn attention once again to an issue he is desperate to shake off.
The Government seems to get the message, but Conservative MPs should be vigilant. An Islamist government in Damascus would be in neither Syria’s interest nor ours.
Obama’s desperate and impotent decision to abandon the Middle East to the Russians is being overturned. Not before time.
Let’s hope that Trump’s missile strikes on the Assad regime work. But May and her government must be a force for restraint if they don’t.
The minority who believe Russia is an ally against Islamist extremism were outnumbered more than three to one.
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.
Plus: Is Hammond’s deficit reduction strategy right? Is Trump a good or bad thing? And should May call a snap election?
They have the capacity to make a larger contribution to Europe’s defence. They should do so.
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.
It’s often been overrated, but its pre-war golden age bears striking similarities to Putin’s approach today.
Rebecca Coulson: Watch Trump like a hawk. Focus on the essentials. Judges should restrain him, women should sue him.
Watch what he says, and what he does – not what we think he means, represents, or how he comes across.