A threadbare, unimaginative Queen’s speech leaves Theresa May’s government on the cusp of a very early demise.
Progress, 22 June 2017
The election of Donald Trump as the next US President means the arguments in favour of our nuclear deterrent are even more relevant.
Progress, 25 November 2016
If only humankind had not invented nuclear weapons. But we have - so what is the most effective way to prevent conflict or blackmail?
Progress, 18 July 2016
We need wise and mature leadership. We also need reconciliation.
Christians on the Left, 26 June 2016
Looking at the Number 10 document outlining the case for action, and applying the Just War tradition.
Christians on the Left, 30 November 2015
Following the vote for military action in Iraq, there is much more to consider and do. Labour has a key responsibility as well as the government.
The Tablet
Parliament debates intervention in Iraq to combat ISIS with questions to address, including the plight of minorities and the question of Syria.
Progress, 26 September 2014
Thinking through the issues that Parliament will debate.
Christians on the Left, 26 September 2014
Why I am proposing a Contemporary Resolution to Labour Conference calling for firm action to protect minorities in Iraq.
Christians on the Left, 18 September 2014
How would Labour work within NATO, and deal with the various threats to our security and to the lives of innocent people?
Progress, 4 September 2014
Why we need leadership in foreign and defence policy, and now. And we need more action urgently to prevent further disaster in Iraq.
Progress, 13 August 2014
Labour needs to debate defence and we need a defence policy driven by our strategic needs.
Progress, 25 July 2014
How to think about whether or not to get involved militarily.
LabourList, 29 August 2013
My visit to Shell's operations in the Niger Delta.
Methodist Recorder, 9 November 2012
Politicians can raise concerns about the Afghan conflict – but they have a duty to make the case for our role there to the nation.
What shall we do in Afghanistan? We were doing so well. Now reports speak of NATO soldiers under constant attack.
Labour should be careful about being too hostile to the private sector, warns Stephen Beer.
Stephen Beer says we need to encourage all companies, not just well known ones, to behave conscientiously.
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