Also: SNP’s nuclear hypocrisy forces MoD to consider relocating Trident even though an independent Scotland would join NATO.
It can become the best again, but only if the land forces element is revisited in the Government’s proposal.
Let’s have a no-holds-barred strategic review which asks how we can best defend our interests given the vertiginous acceleration of military technology.
The Cabinet Office’s Review will ask complex questions about its purpose. But a straightforward one may be the place to start.
She warns Labour that getting rid of Trident missiles is a condition for any deal after the election.
The SNP’s Westminster leader is asked whether scrapping the nuclear deterrent will be part of their price for putting Corbyn in Downing Street.
Security, cohesion, integration, solidarity: all are intangible. But we pay – literally – to gain them. Why single out self-government?
The new Defence Secretary’s rawness may make him more likely to dig in against the Treasury than otherwise – precisely because he has a point to prove.
This is important not only because without arguments we are weak in the face of our adversaries, such as Corbyn, but also because we must keep checking that we’re right.
The Prime Minister showed that on her home turf, in the Commons, she is still a very difficult woman to get out.
As time passes, a decreasing slice of the electorate has any experience at all of old-fashioned socialism. And the argument that it doesn’t work cuts little ice.
“Do you want to comment on that?” Dimbleby asks the Labour leader, as the latter’s stance is criticised. “No.”
Corbyn’s Michael Foot tribute act gives the Conservatives the potential to secure a landslide by winning over the patriotic working-class vote.
Why spend money on grammars, rather than dealing with school overcrowding? And why back Trident rather than the Navy’s conventional fleet?
The message is one of strong and stable leadership. But what does it actually mean?