My friend George Osborne has one of the finest minds of anyone in public life. He brings a clarity to issues others often prefer to complicate or dodge.
So when he was asked recently what was the biggest cause of sadness for him in his political career so far, he didn’t prevaricate. The failure of the House of Commons to support intervention in Syria in 2013 was, George said, “the single most depressing moment of my time to date in parliament”.
As George explained to his audience, our failure to intervene has been followed by the killing of hundreds of thousands, with millions more driven from their homes.… Seguir leyendo »