Is it wise in the current climate...

  Quickbeam 07:21 12 Apr 2018

for the British government to get involved in military action in Syria?

We are already in a strained relationship with Russia regarding state sponsored assassination attempts, the alleged chemical attack has yet to be verified, a full parliament would almost certainly be split over it, and the country that is already extremely polarised on domestic social and Brexit issues would add this to the splits.

Generally I'm in favour of these actions against rouge/corrupt governments that care naught for there own populations misery, but on top of our own possible domestic splits, we also risk being dragged into a prolonged engagement as Trump announces his morning thoughts via twitter stream.

We always have been at best, a tad subservient to the USA, at worst the lapdog state, but I do believe that if we ally ourselves to Trump on this one and become associated with his puerile online Twitterings, we will certainly lose face in a big way.

Time to let America go it alone this time I'd say.

  Quickbeam 05:52 13 Apr 2018


A quick Google on Blair's achievements in office show that he'll probably be one of the more interesting ex PMs to listen to!

But the one WMD beartrap that he steped into defines most peoples opinions of him...

  Quickbeam 06:04 13 Apr 2018

Well it looks like morddwyd is right.

It's the right moral decision, but I can't help but agree with others that our reasoning is to gather future favours in credit with the Twittering Whitehouse twit!

  Quickbeam 06:06 13 Apr 2018

...beware the glaring Blairtrap TMay.

  Govan1x 06:13 13 Apr 2018


I must admit a nice list of achievements from him.

I wonder if Teresa May would get any at all. personally I can not think of one.As a matter of interest could anyone tell me one as she has probably made I cannot think of any.

Maybe I am a bit biased not being a Tory voter but I just cant think of any yet. I can think of a few blunders that she has made.

  morddwyd 06:56 13 Apr 2018

On the military front, it is no bad thing to have the world's most powerful military machine on our side

Which is exactly why we are in thrall.

The whole of our defence strategy, from Trident to the F35, is entirely in the hands of the US, which means, in effect, the hands of one man, whose decision making, some may say, is not always entirely rational.

He can twist our arm any time he wants. As you point out, this ill be accentuated after Brexit.

  Quickbeam 07:04 13 Apr 2018


It quite a socialist list of achievement, it makes you wonder why Lefty Labour are so hell bent on disassociation with New Labour!

  morddwyd 08:23 13 Apr 2018

"It's a pity the world has put us in this position " President Trump, BBC News this morning.

"I wouldn't be paranoid if everybody didn't hate me."

The classic symptom.

  Quickbeam 05:49 14 Apr 2018

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