“Over time the nakedness of the Woke emperor is going to be exposed:” demands for compensation have seldom proved wise.
Iranians have risen in rebellion against the petro-dictators of the Islamic Republic.
As a former Brexit Secretary, I know that we can use our Brexit freedoms to achieve incredible things. Changes to EU regulations in our five growth industries will mean that we can deliver the very best for our great country,
Given the current threats to energy security, Kazakhstan is a significant potential future ally of the West.
In Moscow, the question is whether Western support for Zelensky’s government outlasts their own citizens’ patience with the draft.
Whilst we can still hope for a great tournament on the pitch, it’s perhaps worth reflecting on our relationship with the Gulf state – and the wider ramifications of the tournament.
Although this latest Russian defeat is symbolically dreadful, militarily the withdrawal is entirely sensible.
British politicians are more than capable of committing blunders, but so too are their continental opposite numbers.
The worst outcome would be long-term contracts that turn out to be bad value, and which no one feels like they signed up to.
The Defence Secretary said there is no way Putin can be offered a way out, for he can be depended upon to reject it.
Interrupting other pipelines would cause havoc on the energy markets and prevent Europe heating itself this winter. They would be no different to German attacks on allied food convoys in the First and Second World Wars.
The Prime Minister paid tribute to Her Majesty, and outlined how delivering stronger economic growth can bolster Britain’s role on the world stage.
Support for Ukraine must not waver, but we must not be blind to the risks – but instead seek to manage them as best we can.
This is a war between two visions of human life. And ours is the better.
On the one hand, conscription, with the failure it would confirm, would be perilous for Putin. On the other, stalled Ukrainian progress, a Russian economic squeeze – and western division.