Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Patrick Benham-Crosswell

Patrick Benham-Crosswell
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Patrick Benham-Crosswell is a former Army officer who has spent over twenty years in commerce, including several years in the defence sector. He campaigns for the Brexit Party.

We need a Commonwealth army, not a European paper tiger

The Sun reports that the UK is being invited to front some new European (but not EU) force. How very flattering, and yet utterly...

Pull out of the World Cup? Putin must be quaking in his football boots

The story so far: a Russian traitor, his daughter and a policeman have been seriously harmed by what appears to be a nerve agent....

Gavin Williamson’s challenge: to develop a vision for keeping the peace

To my surprise and delight, defence actually made it on to BBC Question Time this week – perhaps unsurprisingly, since it was held in...

Give the PC Brigade its marching orders, sir

I am sure that you will sleep more soundly in the knowledge that what is left of our armed forces has a Joint Equality,...

Patrick Benham-Crosswell’s Christmas book choice: The making of the Westminster wasteland

Oliver Letwin, Hearts and Minds. Biteback, 2017 Subtitled The Battle for the Conservative Party from Thatcher to the Present, this in effect is Oliver Letwin’s...

Patrick Benham-Crosswell: This Brexit fudge will run and run

Conservative Prime Ministers returning from Europe with bits of paper don’t have an enviable track record. Mrs May is no exception. Managed regulatory divergence seems...

Patrick Benham-Crosswell: Get a grip on defence, Mrs May, and unite the party

Our hapless Prime Minister faces another storm not entirely of her own making: this time over defence funding. The Sunday Telegraph has publicised a...

Patrick Benham-Crosswell: Remember the fallen – with anger

As George Santayana (a Spanish philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist) wrote: ‘Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.’ Remembrance Day...

Patrick Benham-Crosswell: Brexit can work – this is how

A book review: Clean Brexit by Liam Halligan and Gerard Lyons There are some days when the news gives the impression that we are refighting the...

Patrick Benham-Crosswell: Defence cuts are measured in body bags

Military genius Von Clausewitz wrote that “In war everything is simple, but even the simplest thing is incredibly difficult.” On Sunday, courtesy of 36...

Patrick Benham-Crosswell: The MoD is right to neuter vampiric human rights lawyers

Oh dear. The legal profession is having a bad run of luck with the MoD, which has announced plans to remove the right of...

Patrick Benham-Crosswell: Brexit is only the beginning of the establishment’s discomfort

The Telegraph reports a speech by former Bank of England Governor Mervyn King in which he said that the attitude of mainstream political parties...

Patrick Benham-Crosswell: Politicians are responsible for the legal hounding of our brave soldiers

Ex Army MP Johnny Mercer’s inquiry into the operation of the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) will recommend that it be shut down. Right...

Patrick Benham-Crosswell: Northern Ireland’s troubled past should be left there

Paddy Ashdown wants a public inquiry into the use of torture by the British Army in Northern Ireland. While this will no doubt excite...

Patrick Benham-Crosswell: Sloppy Cameron set us up for a Supreme Court slapping

To the surprise of few, the Supreme Court has upheld the High Court’s ruling that a Parliamentary vote is required to trigger Brexit. While many...

Patrick Benham-Crosswell: Our depleted military resorts to spin

As well as reporting a Trident malfunction, The Sunday Times also mentioned an army study document, implying that there was concern that the UK could...

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