Whereas other countries, such as Israel and Australia, implemented travel bans mid-March, the country is only following now.
Take it from me that the US would walk away from talks if we tried to make the adoption of UK rules a precondition of any FTA.
This crisis is teaching us the value of religious freedom, and the need to speak up for our faith at home and abroad.
Raab and PAtel advocate the positions of their departments, which are based on different concerns and priorities. It is for the Prime Minister to decide.
At the heart of the Rutnam row is its reservations not only about how the post-Brexit journey is being negotiated, but about taking it in the first place.
Let’s use ever-increasing intelligence – and stop the flow of dirty money out of poor countries.
Boris is doing his best to sell his administration as a ‘People’s Government’, though it seems the Foreign Office is intent on undermining this; advertising for a £30,000-a-year ‘Government Butler’ role. The role involves serving wine and food to parties of 10-350 people, and looking after the department’s £3 million inventory of wine cellars and […]
I was delighted to see your appointment. I confess to slight bias, given that you retweeted an article of mine calling for an end to ring-fencing of the foreign aid budget.
It is impossible to deny the value brought by such events to the host country, from messaging, to engagement and building of networks
Speaking at the ‘Green Alliance‘ think tank’s ‘Countdown to COP’ event yesterday, U.K. Foreign Office Climate Representative Nick Bridge called for “economic and financial transformation”, claiming that climate change is the result of our capitalist economic system. This is despite the ecological disaster zones of non-free market countries… After the event, also addressed by Michael Gove […]
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We need to have a Foreign Affairs Committee that mixes idealism with clear thinking – and holds the Foreign Office to account.
Cleaning up the state won’t be a quick and easy task. But if Boris Johnson doesn’t grasp the nettle, it will certainly come back to sting.
DFID managed its portfolio with far greater efficiency than the Foreign Office. But it should improve how it aligns traditional aid objectives with Britain’s goals.
The Prime Minister has shown a moderation of which his critics did not believe him capable.
It is no secret that some senior civil servants in the Foreign Office do not share the Prime Minister’s commitment to implementing the Truro Recommendations.
The scale of his domestic ambitions and the legacy of the Iraq War suggest that his ambitions will be limited – for the moment at least.
A separate department was right for the stable, hopeful 1990s. But the years have presented various challenges for which it is less well-suited.
Politicians are so uncomfortable talking seriously about our international role and relationships that instead we constantly engage in proxy battles.
We should measure the success of our aid programmes by the good we achieve, not simply by the amount of money we spend.
A new Prime Minister, and a changing of the guard at the Foreign Office, is a chance to change tack on the British Indian Ocean Territory.