Founder and CEO
Sea Change Partners LLP
Michael Burleigh says it's sometimes the job of a friend to urge restraint. On the election trail, Donald Trump campaigned on an ‘America First’ ticket ...As President with his missile strike on Syria, he has done exactly the opposite...However Trump’s reversal of policy risks a terrifying escalation in global conflict...The hawks and ‘neocons’ on both sides of the Atlantic who supported our involvement in two disastrous wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are clearly delighted.
You know something has gone very wrong when the national terror threat is raised to critical and troops have to free up armed policemen guarding key sites. This might not technically be like France’s ongoing state of emergency but the feel on our streets will be similar. The fact that a powerful bomb packed with shrapnel was used in the Manchester Arena attack is one reason Britain is now on the highest state of alert for precautionary reasons...