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- IPPs: please urge your MP to sign this important early Day Motion
- Western competition with Russia for Ukraine: divisive, destructive and doomed
- Concerned about IPPs still in indefinite preventive detention? Watch Newsnight on 13 March
- Ukraine: time for the west to pull back too
- Action on a continuing scandal: thousands still *indefinitely* imprisoned “for public protection”
- “Soft power” is nothing more than influence
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- Cllr David Skinner on Apr 14, 10:30 PM
Sir Brian I agree with the comments above. Unfortunately, we seem to be in a situation where almost anything tends to be attributed to one ...
- Charlie on Apr 14, 6:59 PM
I would suggest that Putin considers himself a Russian patriot with a respect for Russian traditions. I would also suggest that Putin's views on Russia ...
- Cllr David Skinner on Apr 12, 10:08 PM
Sir Brian Mr Putin is, so far as I can see, an old-style Russian nationalist, resentful at the collapse of the Soviet Empire, and pursuing ...
- Charlie on Apr 10, 4:57 PM
Brian, thank you for your compliments. I think your suggestion to study Finland is very sensible. Family friend worked in Finland as an architect in ...
- Janet Gunn on Apr 10, 5:01 AM
I note that rather few of the worthy and eminent ex-dips and other commentators have ever lived and worked in Ukraine. It is so easy ...
- Helen on Apr 12, 7:43 PM
We criticise regimes for failing to recognise human rights, yet there are thousands of people here in the UK who are being denied liberty and ...
- lesley vann on Apr 10, 9:53 PM
My Son is an IPP prisoner. He suffered awful torment for 15 years before he finally snapped. He was treated so bad in his trial ...
- Jim Dunn on Apr 12, 4:54 PM
I heartily agree. Surely the Russian uprising, if that is what it is, was no surprise. The Kharkov and Donetsk lands contain hundreds of Russians ...
- Robert Wargas on Apr 10, 12:24 AM
You make good points. I will just say this, which is sort of a broader point: One of Russia's primary problems is that it seeks ...
- Stephen Plowden on Apr 09, 6:07 PM
Perhaps Caroline could be asked to ask a blunter PQ. Does the Minister agree that Ukraine's interest lies in having cordial relations both with Russia ...
- Charlie on Apr 11, 5:14 PM
Surely part of the problem is the lack of experience in international affairs, especially a knowledge of foreign languages and history. The days when there ...
- Charlie on Apr 10, 1:44 AM
Surely soft power is nothing more than the power of attraction? Another country, race or group wants to be like us? All those E Europeans ...
- Robert Wargas on Apr 03, 10:20 PM
My pleasure. The whole issue reminds me of an old witty quote. I don't remember the source, but it was something like, "Well, this all ...
- Robert Wargas on Apr 01, 7:34 PM
Thanks for this, Mr. Barder. "Soft power" was (well, is) part of the never-ending trend in international relations to muddy the waters with vague pseudoscientifi c ...
- Shirley debono on Apr 09, 3:24 PM
Good news ELfyn Llwyd MP has tabeled an EDM 1254 on the 2nd April.. Elfyn is primary sponser . Please if you are in support ...
- katie on Mar 09, 10:49 PM
Our son was given an IPP based on a notional term of 5 years, he is ,of course, now one year over his tariff. The ...
- David Campbell on Mar 29, 2:46 PM
On balance you may well be right, if only because a consensual approach, especially on law and order, is the last thing any self respecting ...
- David Campbell on Mar 23, 5:51 PM
Brian, I feel about Grayling roughly as you feel about Blunkett. In fact I'd prefer to aim a kick at his shins rather than at ...
- wendi carson on Mar 23, 1:21 PM
Very good text David Campbell some IPP,s wait two years to start first course the waiting lists are so long and at sentence plans probation ...
- David Campbell on Mar 21, 5:08 PM
Here is what I sent. Not a template, because I am concentrating on a narrow front. It is, I agree, disappointing that Grayling is not ...
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Ukraine: time for the west to pull back too (39 comments)
IPPs: please urge your MP to sign this important early Day Motion (2 comments)
Western competition with Russia for Ukraine: divisive, destructive and doomed (3 comments)
Parliamentary inquisitions: either too soft or too harsh (8 comments)
"Soft power" is nothing more than influence (7 comments)
Action on a continuing scandal: thousands still *indefinitely* imprisoned "for public protection" (23 comments)
Concerned about IPPs still in indefinite preventive detention? Watch Newsnight on 13 March (11 comments)
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