The UK armed forces will have to wait for a financial settlement until the outcome of the National Security Capability Review. Until then, the budgetary problems at the Ministry of Defence will go unanswered.
Chinese, Russian and US cooperation at the UN over North Korea’s nuclear developments does not mean that these countries see the threat in the same way. However, Russia has the potential to play a constructive role in de-escalating tensions.
In the wake of the inadequate response to the Grenfell Tower fire, the UK should learn from the experiences of successful responses to crises in other parts of the world and apply those lessons to its own response procedures to domestic crises.