As Patten says, the Joint Declaration gives us a specific responsibility to ensure that China’s promises are upheld – which we are not meeting.
Our relationships with other countries are built and maintained by institutions on a generational basis, rather than presidential whim.
The way in which the 0.7 per cent target is defined is out of date. Lack of money is not necessarily the primary cause of underdevelopment.
Plus: The coming local elections. My predictions – Liberal Democrats up, Conservatives up, UKIP down, Labour down – and maybe Corbyn out later this year.
Dissidents in Eastern Europe could look to Thatcher’s Britain to stand up for their liberty. Are we still the sort of people to whom democrats turn?
The Foreign Affairs Committee’s recent report is a good start, but much more work needs to be done.
The first piece in our mini-series on reducing the deficit explores ideas from addressing ‘grey welfare’ to closing Whitehall departments.
The selfie generation has seen a flourishing of fake IDs.
The fantasy that the Kremlin is more sinned against than sinning was once the preserve of Corbyn’s hard left. We should stop the rot.
Too many politicians now treat diplomacy as an arena for domestic culture wars, but must recognise how ineffective, and harmful to our national interest, that can be.
The big lesson of Ivan Rogers’s resignation is that they must adapt to the cultural sea-change that last year’s referendum is bringing about.
How is the new Department for International Trade getting on?
He stands out as a co-operative presence amidst the uncertainties of court cases, elections on the continent, and whatever negotiations may bring.
The decision not to allow resettlement of the Chagos Islands is a travesty. But a means of finding a way forward is to hand.
If Trump’s election damages America’s work in this area, then the UK must increase its own efforts