August 25, 2010 | A letter to Nick Clegg about expensive weaponry

Dear Nick Clegg

An idea about Trident etc

If we find – as we are finding – that we can no longer afford certain weapon systems, let us remember we are not alone in this predicament so let us make something of the fact. Let us treat it as a disarmament opportunity.

Last year, [...]


May 20, 2010 | Love the US, but not its plans

I went this last week to a conference to discuss the future of the British-American relationship – was it to be the traditional SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP, or merely a partnership like some others?
Interesting…and the special relationship is based mainly on our common language.

But if the Americans want cosy allies, they must look at how their long [...]