Aleppo

The uses of terror

21 December 2016 7:37

I mean no disrespect to the dead when I say that Islamist terror in the developed world can seem a…

Daft celebrity mourners have made 2016 the year of the ‘Tearleader’

19 December 2016 15:27

Despite my ‘difficult’ reputation, I am a cheery cove in real life, all the more so as I get older.…

Britain’s foreign policy is now dictated by our politicians’ feelings

14 December 2016 14:49

The ‘price of non-intervention’ is becoming one of those awful Westminster clichés. It is a phrase which, we can be…

By focusing on Assad’s grim regime, MPs are ignoring a greater evil

14 December 2016 14:46

Well, is it our fault? George Osborne has repeated his claim, which he has made already, that the situation in…

It’s time to judge Assad’s Aleppo campaign by the standards that we set ourselves in Mosul

14 December 2016 8:33

For the past few weeks, British newspapers have been informing their readers about two contrasting battles in the killing grounds…

Jeremy Corbyn faces protest over Russia during human rights speech

10 December 2016 14:54

Oh dear. Today Jeremy Corbyn tried to move the conversation from Labour’s bad polling to human rights, with a speech to…

The Syria debate has become dangerously partisan

30 November 2016 13:52

The collective hysteria about the impending fall of eastern Aleppo to government forces strikes me as understandable and laudable only…

The Spectator podcast: Breaking the Bank

3 November 2016 12:35

On this week’s podcast, we discuss the fraught relationship between Mark Carney and Theresa May, the similarities between the sieges…

Let’s not forget that Russia is still the lesser evil in Syria

12 October 2016 12:52

It’s a funny feeling, I have to say, to find myself, again, on the same side as the Stop the…

Aleppo, what can be done?

11 October 2016 17:17

There was a sombre mood in the chamber this afternoon as MPs gathered to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in…

Correction of the day: the New York Times’s Aleppo fail

8 September 2016 18:20

After Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, didn’t know what ‘Aleppo’ was in an interview, hacks at the New…