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MAX HASTINGS: We need leadership - NOT dithering, posturing and waffle

MAX HASTINGS: We need leadership - NOT dithering, posturing and waffle | Business | Scoop.it
Suddenly, the world seems a frightening place. The beheading of a second American hostage by jihadist fanatics and the threat that a British aid worker will suffer the same fate has shocked the peoples of the West, as have few events since the Cold War.
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Suddenly, the world seems a frightening place. The beheading of a second American hostage by jihadist fanatics and the threat that a British aid worker will suffer the same fate has shocked the peoples of the West, as have few events since the Cold War.

We are uncertain how the Western Powers should respond.

At such moments, we turn to our national leaders for wisdom, reassurance and decision. Instead, we get posturing, dithering and waffle.

David Cameron mouths foolish nothings, proclaiming that Britain  would commit ‘all the assets we have’, including our ‘military prowess’ against the Muslim extremists.

 

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Nato leaders to meet Poroshenko

Nato leaders to meet Poroshenko | Business | Scoop.it
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will brief world leaders on the crisis in his country before the Nato summit gets under way in Wales.
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President Petro Poroshenko will update US and EU leaders after discussions with Russia's President Vladimir Putin.

France has ramped up the pressure on Mr Putin by axing its contract to deliver two navy assault ships to Russia.

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Andy Murray v Novak Djokovic, US Open quarter-final: as it happened - Telegraph

Andy Murray v Novak Djokovic, US Open quarter-final: as it happened - Telegraph | Business | Scoop.it
Follow live game-by-game updates from the US Open quarter-final between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic on Thursday, September 4 2014
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Follow live game-by-game updates from the US Open quarter-final between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic
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Budget Insurance Services

Budget Insurance Services | Business | Scoop.it
Insurance in Coventry, West Midlands
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Budget has provided great value, good quality insurance to over 1 Million cars in the UK since 1992. Budget has a UK based service team and 24/7 claims line

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