Plaid Cymru MPs stand ready to discuss a proper peace plan in Westminster and would welcome any attempt by the UK Government to facilitate a diplomatic solution that involved all the major powers. The United Kingdom and the international community must step up. The responsibility lies on the UK Government to forge a diplomatic solution to this problem that ensures that a plan for peace prevails.
In a country where 20 per cent of the population thinks that gay people should be 'isolated from society' and 41 per cent think that the state should persecute people with 'untraditional sexual preferences' in order to 'exterminate the phenomenon', we have no option but to remain vigilant, and remain loud.
It simply means that there is always a risk that the updated Russian administration might not be as accommodating to Assad as the current one, especially if the U.S. agrees to Moscow's conditions in Syria, which must be different than merely keeping Assad in power. Tillerson's visit to Moscow is probably aimed at finding out about these prospects personally from the Russian elites.
Two weeks ago the High Court in London ruled there is no 'justiciable defence' on Ukraine's part for the non-payment of a $3bn debt to Russia. Once again, Ukraine, beset by economic, military and political problems, is left in the unenviable position of being caught between Russian aggression and English legal sophistry.
Recognising that Russia's actions in Ukraine and Syria presented the two most urgent challenges, we recommended that the UK should conduct a meaningful and regular political dialogue with the Russian Government in a spirit of 'frankness and honesty' while maintaining the UK's core values. In that spirit, we welcomed the announcement soon after, that Boris Johnson would personally go to Moscow.
The question that the left faces is how to counter this. Certainly, it won't be an easy task, and nor is it one for a counter myth-maker like Corbyn and his Momentum gang. As the profoundly well-qualified Hillary Clinton found out, it's going to take a quite extraordinary effort, overcoming forces that are well-hidden, and very very connected.