You should not have to risk your life in a small boat. You should be able to apply at a British embassy and arrive on a plane.
The next elections are set for 2023 – and the opposition fancy their chances so much that they’re calling for them to be brought forward.
My great fear is that isolationism on the left and right could take root. And not all interventions have been disastrous – let alone about imposing our values.
Britons can be very proud that he quickly answered the calls of the Kurds at the moment of their righteous rebellion and intense suffering.
When his family fell on hard times, education made the difference. Were there to be a vacancy in that department, he would be an obvious candidate.
Tensions have been building for the best part of a year, serious skirmishes broke out in June – and America is nowhere to be seen.
It isn’t obvious that his foreign policy has been less effective than George W.Bush’s activism or Obama’s passivity. But what’s his aim here?
“Does he know of any policy decision by any ally which has so undermined our security partnership and empowered our enemies?” “No…”
The UK’s role is limited, as we will not and cannot put our own people into this theatre – but we must do what we can.
Turkey appears to assume that their opponents will flee. But if they’ve nowhere to go, they’ll have no alternative but to fight.
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.
Turkey’s strongman is far from all-powerful, and he is risking an almighty backlash.
The attack is a salutary reminder that all terrorists, by definition, believed in something and have a cause.
A key moral from the case of Shamima Begum is that we need better information both to protect and prosecute.
I hope that, one day, it is no longer just an autonomous region in Iraq, but gets the independence it deserves.