ISIL

Airstrike debate sketch: terrorist sympathisers, anti-Semitism and a basket of old ribbons

2 December 2015 16:10

Bomb Syria. That was Cameron’s priority today as PMQs was sidelined in favour of the debate on airstrikes. His opponents’…

As we fret about Syria, the Islamic State is moving into Libya

29 November 2015 14:16

What is it about war that makes normally sensible politicians prone to hype and exaggeration? No10 is today briefing that…

Western weakness presents Putin with an opportunity in Syria

20 November 2015 17:54

The West has failed in its principal, post 9/11 objective: to deny terrorists sanctuary. Islamic State is a terrorist enclave…

Cameron should listen to Syrian bishops, not the Anglican ones

18 October 2015 15:21

Well, it’s something, I suppose, that the Archbishops of Canterbury and York didn’t sign that ill-advised letter last month from…

Isil stands for Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Does David Cameron not realise this?

2 July 2015 18:09

It is very easy to make David Cameron and the Scottish National Party look ridiculous. But as every soldier and…

Why are politicians trying to boss the BBC around?

2 July 2015 17:16

One of the most striking things about the debate in the Commons this afternoon on Britain and International Security was…

Telling young men that ISIS is ‘dangerous’ will only encourage them to go

18 June 2015 11:23

‘The dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had’ When we were both sixteen, my then-best friend…

Isis’ European recruits are made by alienation

20 March 2015 14:38

Sweden’s latest attempts to integrate its migrant population have suffered one or two hiccups after it was learned that staff…

Another American citizen has been murdered — and it’s nothing to do with Islam

17 November 2014 12:37

I suppose this is the inevitable end-point of the ‘nothing to do with Islam’ meme. Another American citizen has had…

If Islamic State is to be defeated, it must be attacked in both Syria and Iraq

26 September 2014 10:27

listen to ‘David Cameron’s statement on Isis and Iraq’ on audioBoom Parliament will today vote for the motion authorising air…

Five main points from Michael Fallon’s hawkish interview in The Spectator

23 September 2014 17:57

James Forsyth interviews Defence Secretary Michael Fallon in this week’s Spectator. You can read the full interview here. Here are…

Exclusive: Michael Fallon says UK should reconsider military action in Syria to combat ISIS

23 September 2014 14:01

The Ministry of Defence is like a sauna on Sunday. The air circulation system has been switched off and the…

Why is Britain arming countries that support terror in the Middle East?

9 September 2014 11:38

Why is the UK still supplying arms to those who helped fund the so-called Islamic State, and what leverage does…

PMQs sketch: Was Carswell right all along?

3 September 2014 17:34

Calamities crowd in every side. Nuclear-armed Russia is already waging war with Europe, according to our NATO ally, Lithuania. At…

PMQs: Fighting suspended as leaders respond to Iraq terror

3 September 2014 13:38

A few days ago, one would have expected the first PMQs of term to be a rowdy affair as Labour…

Philip Hammond: No plans to engage in airstrikes

18 August 2014 14:52

So Britain’s long-term fight against Isis isn’t, at the moment, going to involve this country doing any fighting. The Prime…

What have we done for ISIS not to hate us?

3 July 2014 15:06

After 9/11 the Western world’s response fell between two poles; on the one hand lots of people agreed with General…