David Cameron says launching UK air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria will "make us safer".
- BBC News, 26 November 2015
Leytonstone Tube station stabbing a 'terrorist incident'
A stabbing at a Tube station in east London is being treated as a "terrorist incident", the Met Police has said.
- BBC News, 06 December 2015
Peter Oborne: "Why I'm cheering for Corbyn... even though I utterly disagree with much of what he says!"
Let’s imagine, by contrast, that Jeremy Corbyn had been directing British foreign policy over the past 15 years. British troops would never have got involved in the Iraq debacle, and never have been dispatched on their doomed mission to Helmand province. British intelligence agents would not be facing allegations that they were complicit in torture.
Hundreds of British troops who died in these Blairite adventures (which were endorsed by Cameron) would still be alive.
Furthermore, the world would now be a safer place. Tony Blair’s invasion of Iraq and David Cameron’s attack on Libya have created huge ungoverned zones of anarchy across the Middle East and North Africa, in which terrorist groups fester and from which migrants flee.
That is why Conservative claims that Jeremy Corbyn would jeopardise our national security are so wrong-headed. His foreign policy advice has often been wiser by far than the foreign policy establishment.
- Daily Mail, 26 September 2015
Remember that the Conservatives whipped their MPs on the Syria vote, and Labour permitted a free vote.
Remember that Corbyn is slagged off by the political Establishment (Blairite on both sides of the House) - ably assisted by our news media - for being (a) weak and (b) a bully. I think Cameron fits the bill far better, on both counts. So did Blair; his strength came from having pit bulls around him.
I don't vote for either party, but I know which currently nauseates me more.
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