More work is needed to ensure proper protection for ex-servicemen and give victims’ families a chance at the truth.
An excessively sentimental attitude towards the military has gone hand-in-hand with decades of cuts.
It’s no good massing troops in eastern Europe if the western powers depend on Beijing for critical industries and infrastructure.
Those who serve our country often have complex needs and are slow to seek aid. They must not be allowed to fall through the cracks.
I have made clear that the scheme initiated by the Labour Government at the time for the so-called ‘on the runs’ has no legal basis.
The proposals are in line with those we outlined in an article earlier this month: immunity in exchange for honest testimony.
Would it be worth abandoning long-shot hopes of criminal prosecution to get evidence on the record before the witnesses die?
Never forget: these applicants for asylum are coming from a European country that is already a safe haven.
If we do not taking our commitments to defend our values seriously, the world will swiftly become a much more dangerous place.
Putin has pulled the rug out from under the feet of a complacent establishment which has been picking the wrong fights.
There is no excuse for fees having ballooned so far in excess of what it costs the State to process an application.
The conventional war on the Central European landmass unfolding before us is a massive international event – comparable in security terms to a 9/11.
Voters’ reluctance to act may gall the hawks, but it is decades in the making – and an accurate judgment of the UK’s actual military power.
Constructing Nightingale hospitals, delivering vaccines, driving ambulances – such work mustn’t compromise their core function.
By paring down the military and shuttering the UK’s principal gas reserve, yesterday’s politicians have dealt today’s a weak hand.