The aim of its attacks is obvious: drive down through the middle of the territory Russia occupies, divide its forces, prevent ammunition and fuel from getting into Crimea, and push into the peninsula once its supplies start running low:
“More than talk and language, actions are what matter, and we have taken robust action where necessary since I became Prime Minister.”
Starmer is unlikely to resist, and even were he minded to try, the Casey Review and his own record in Northern Ireland would make it impossible.
It is absurd to pretend a company with obvious links to the Chinese Communist Party does not pose a clear and present danger to national security.
A pro-science and technology agenda requires political decisions no-one is currently pursuing. Taking on some public sector trade unions. Engaging constructively with the EU. Reforming planning law. Embracing the Oxford to Cambridge arc.
This isn’t the time for ambiguity, but clarity: now give them the tools so they can finish the job and free all their territory, including Crimea.
We need action. And we need ministers who understand how to exercise power. They need to use that power to take decisions and make sure they are implemented.
We don’t have time to waste. During 2025 and 2026 the TCA, the UK/EU fisheries agreement, the EU’s decision on UK data adequacy and its current policy on derivatives trading all come up for review.
There could be an appeal to allow the new Embassy. What we do know is that the local community will not give up their fight to protect their local heritage and resist turning an iconic location into a possibly armed compound.
Time and again, recent governments have preferred hitting the panic button to telling the public things they don’t want to hear.
The British authorities’ apparent willingness to go along with Washington on this is politically and legally disastrous for the UK.
Russia now aims to dig in on the Dnipro and in the parts of the Donbas it has had plenty of time to fortify, while using its air and missile forces to deprive Ukraine’s cities of power and water.
Only with my amendments in place can the bill truly protect security, privacy, and freedom of speech.
Republican presidential hopefuls are trying to adopt firm defence and security positions without alienating the more insular Trump-influenced base.