This week, with great regret, but in all seriousness, Jim contemplates the real possibility of world war arising from the Ukraine crisis.
Do Brits – or indeed the West – have an appetite for a war with Putin? We can’t even have a mature debate about Fracking, and we love cuts in defence spending. Frank McKenna’s latest blog reflects on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Jim finds the spectacle of world leaders beating a path to the Kremlin worrying. In this week’s blog he concludes that ,whatever happens, democracy is on the defensive in the world.
100 years ago the Versailles Treaty shaped the modern world we live in. But Vladimir Putin says liberal democracy is dead. Jim agrees there are certainly worrying signs.