When someone attacks you or yours, you strike back and you strike back hard. That is not just the natural, instinctive response - it is the right and moral course of action. Failure to do so betrays a fundamental lack of self-esteem; if your own life and the lives of those you love are not worth defending, what is?
Margaret Thatcher had The Falklands, for Tony Blair it was Iraq, and for the second time in two years David Cameron eyes Syria as his chance to look s...
It's time to rethink how the police respond and relate to children. What our work at the APPGC shows is that by treating under-18s as children, being mindful of their needs and vulnerabilities, we can prevent children from being needlessly drawn into the criminal justice system and allow them to grow up with a more positive attitude to the police.
In the interests of taste and decency, let us look away from the gruesome spectacle of the civil war that has engulfed the Labour party and concentrate instead on the far more serious conflict in Syria. So here are some questions that you might like to ask yourself (with my answers) before you decide whether you agree with David Cameron that the UK should now join the international military action against IS in Syria.
By taking difficult decisions, we've turned things around. After five years spent clearing up Labour's mess, I'm proud that we're now in a position to focus on rebuilding Britain and creating a brighter future for everyone in it.
The Autumn Statement provides a second bite of the cherry for a Chancellor to clear up the mistakes they made in their budget earlier in the year. We...
Was George Osborne's spending review drawn up with an eye on the forthcoming Holyrood election?
Instead, we should remember the quality of a Bristol education and remember that the most effective way to safeguard our interests is to get involved with politics at a local level, canvassing and campaigning, balloting and speaking. We can cast our votes carefully, consider the Government's reasons for rising tuition fees, and maybe, we could even ask ourselves if we wouldn't do just the same if we were in David Cameron's shoes.
Military action in Syria is not a move to be taken lightly, that is why our leader, Tim Farron, joined by all our past leaders, have written to Prime Minister David Cameron outlining our position. To avoid a repeat of the mistakes in our past the government should listen and take action.
Today's headlines will surely carry a bevvy of negative headlines surrunding Jeremy Corbyn. After all, the day does end in a "y". Behind the ongoing m...
Cameron would have a mandate to pave through Syria like a petulant, spoilt child, triggering future conflicts and wars with Russia and beyond. Britain is dangerously close to the bloodiest war of our lifetime and Cameron is far from the best to tread carefully.
This government has made many false economies, with its disastrous policy of austerity that has failed both in terms of restoring our economy and retaining our essential services and infrastructure. But the Foreign Office austerity could turn out to be some of the most damaging of all.
In opposition to the expansion of Heathrow are the usual suspects. The Adullamites, those unbearable holy Greens who want us to return to living in caves for fear of the slightest emission... However, the Government needs to consider the benefit of the country as a whole, economically and socially expanding Heathrow makes sense, further delay does not.
While we will not oppose every measure in George Osborne's spending review, we will judge each decision on whether it is needed to abolish the deficit, whether it will help young people build a better life than their parents and whether it will help small businesses and entrepreneurs. What that means in practice is that we want to see five things delivered in today's review...
People do things when they're angry and scared that they live to regret. This is an everyday truth, but when the deeds are done by governments the consequences can be calamitous.
Bristol's commitment to living in a responsible, sustainable way should inspire cities across the globe to join us in building a society we shall be happy to pass on to the next generation. I will continue to push for this locally, nationally and internationally.