Why the world needs an engaged United Kingdom

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AT BACKBENCH UK Toby Fountain’s article Britain’s military identity crisis: Questioning our place in a new balance of power is centred on the idea that Britain is in ‘a schism between an old Britain we cling on to that no longer exists and the new Britain in a new world that we are reluctant to acknowledge’. His argument stems from this point, but it’s … Continue reading Why the world needs an engaged United Kingdom

Syria-to bomb or not to bomb

As I mentioned in my blog after the Paris attacks, the UK needs to be destroying the inspiration (ISIS) that causes such attacks. It’s all very well foiling seven attacks in the past six months, but they will keep coming. They will continue to be planned and carried out because the inspiration to do so remains in existence. So, my gut feeling is we need to be … Continue reading Syria-to bomb or not to bomb