The next few years abroad will be as absorbing as any in recent years, and will demand more of the new Tory intake’s attention than might be considered usual.
Posts by Alistair Burt MP
Alistair Burt is MP for North-East Bedfordshire and a former Foreign Office MinisterFollow @
The script for the new relationship with the EU must be written as much by those who valued it as by those who campaigned to leave it.
Alistair Burt: It’s time for Remainers to accept the referendum result – and I say that as a pro-European
The correct response to its aftermath and to Blair’s speech is not to refight old battles, but to build a positive relationship with the Union from the outside.
If such cautions from a public servant are dismissed simply as coming from a Europhile, then we will all be the losers.
We will want to offer Parliament’s view of the extent of prerogative, and where we believe overt Parliamentary endorsement will be in the country’s interest.
How quickly we forget, and how much we do at our peril. Peace in Europe! How our parents and grandparents longed for it.
In his Christmas and New Year season review, The Gaffer probes cup glory, sacked managers, leadership fortunes, and the loyalty of Steve Gerrard.
Alistair Burt MP: The strange silence of British politicians over Merkel’s confrontation of extremism
Why have our leaders not echoed her condemnation of it?
And on 1st July 1916, men who went over the top on that first morning of the battle of the Somme kicked their precious footballs before them.
It is claimed that one and a half million people play five a side football every week. Perhaps as many as four million play during the course of a year.
Scotland’s referendum proves that our democratic system can engage voters. Yes, it needs to change. But let’s not fall into the American-style trap of denigrating it .
Alistair Burt MP: The clinching pro-Union argument. The more Tory MPs Scotland has, the better its football does
The legions of ConHome footy fans are eagerly focusing on this key issue: what impact will a ‘Yes/No’ vote have on the country’s historic football decline?
It is at the cross-roads of the Shia-Sunni conflict, yet remains outside of it. It is a majority Muslim country, but with a history of peaceful co-existence.
The departure of of Suarez from Liverpool is more understandable than that of Damian Green, Nick Hurd or Dominic Grieve.
Equality and Brilliance are trouncing Money and Cheating