“These guys had the capability to hijack four passenger planes and have trained pilots. They could have taken out Canary Wharf and the Palace of Westminster.”
Sensing blood, the vultures are circling: ISIS is active already, and not only in the remoter parts of country.
Regime change usually involves chaos, bloodshed and a humanitarian crisis. Has the Stop the War movement become Continue the Military Intervention?
We must make sure that the Taliban understand that we will respond with military means to any increased security threat against our citizens
We could have degraded Al Qaeda and then left. Or else pursued a proper counter-insurgency plan. Instead, we did neither.
Afghan security force members are being murdered. Girls’ schools are being shut down. Iran and Russia are weighing up a return to the quagmire.
Perhaps the answer is bound up with China – and our inability to focus on more than a single problem at once.
It should remain a basic principle that no Government commits British troops into a conflict zone before a full statement in the Commons.
Ministers believe that the present legal framework isn’t fit for purpose if prosecutions of returning terrorists are to be successful.
The only real hope that exists for lasting peace is to strengthen the Afghan government and its institutions, not undermine them.
The death toll that can be laid at his feet is far greater than that attributable to ISIS and Al Qaeda.
They have spent their lives attacking the people who risk their lives trying to protect us from evil and dangerous people. And they lie as they try to cover their tracks.
I’m glad to see we’ve now had the guts to stop a tanker we believe is smuggling Iranian oil in defiance of sanctions on Syria.
She could give us invaluable insights into jihadi recruitment techniques, and if deradicalised become a valuable asset.
The Prime Minister faces a difficult afternoon – but will be aided by the unwillingess of Tory backbenchers to line up with Jeremy Corbyn.