Syria

Listen: David Cameron makes his case in the Commons for bombing Syria

26 November 2015 11:13

David Cameron has just followed up his earlier response to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee by telling the House of…

Cameron sets out his case for bombing Islamic State in Syria

26 November 2015 9:40

In the past few minutes, David Cameron has published his response to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee on the case…

How can we defend our liberal heritage by abandoning its values?

24 November 2015 16:04

Yusuf, when I last saw him, was still smiling, a middle-aged man with the greying pony-tail of a rock roadie.…

Syrian war heats up as Turkey shoots down a Russian jet

24 November 2015 9:59

The complications of acting in Syria have just become more apparent. The Russians are fighting in support of Assad – but Turkey,…

Tory whips woo Labour MPs ahead of Syria vote

23 November 2015 17:58

As David Cameron confirmed in his statement to the Commons today, he will set out his strategy on attacking Islamic…

Defence review: Cameron takes Corbyn to task over national security

23 November 2015 17:09

David Cameron’s initial statement to the Commons on the Strategic Defence and Security Review was a rather high-minded affair. Cameron…

Corbyn facing a ‘point of reckoning’ over Syria vote

23 November 2015 13:10

Pro-intervention Labour MPs are increasingly confident that they will help David Cameron get a majority for British military action against…

Maria Eagle: it’s ‘conceivable’ Jeremy Corbyn would support Syria bombing

23 November 2015 8:58

David Cameron will be making the case for bombing Syria in the Commons later this week and all eyes are…

Labour struggles to talk straight on Syria vote

22 November 2015 12:32

It’s quite clear what the Tory approach to a vote on British involvement in action against Islamic State in Syria…

Cameron to make his case for war to the Commons next week

21 November 2015 13:33

David Cameron will set out his case for air strikes against IS in Syria to the Commons late next week.…

Why I didn’t sing La Marseillaise last night

18 November 2015 12:10

When Patrice Evra and the French national football team lined up at Wembley last night, it was a moment of…

Public backs David Cameron on Syrian airstrikes, according to new poll

18 November 2015 9:01

The terrorist attacks in Paris appear to have shifted public attitudes on both refugees and airstrikes. According to a new poll from…

David Cameron: Britain needs to take action against Islamic State in Syria

17 November 2015 12:52

Senior politicians have so far been rather cautious in their response to the Paris attacks. But today David Cameron gave…

France bombs Islamic State bases in Raqqa. But will it make much difference?

15 November 2015 22:18

Yesterday, Francois Hollande promised “merciless” retribution against the Islamic State. This evening, armed with American intelligence, the French Air Force…

Our policy towards Islamic State makes no sense

6 November 2015 13:24

If Islamic State is a threat to Britain that requires a military response, then surely we should be attacking it…

Why are student-union officials censoring criticism of Islamic State?

6 November 2015 10:31

Just when you thought the self-important, ban-happy uber-bureaucrats who run student unions couldn’t get any worse, they go and No…

Podcast: civil war in the Catholic church

5 November 2015 8:59

Are Pope Francis’ reforms and pronouncements risking a civil war within the Catholic church? On the latest View from 22 podcast, Damian…

The films the Arab world doesn’t want you to see

4 November 2015 16:35

‘I want a woman to be President,’ declared one of the ambulance drivers interviewed by Sherief Elkatsha for his film…

Russia’s dramatic new policy towards Assad is very revealing

3 November 2015 17:36

Yesterday I argued that if it became clear that the Russian plane was brought down over Egypt by a bomb,…

Rows on Trident and Syria highlight Labour’s policymaking problems

3 November 2015 17:19

How does Labour make its policy? Different factions and frontbenchers are quarrelling about a number of issues such as Trident…