How is it levelling up to concentrate new construction – and the associated infrastructure – in the South?
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How can ministers claim to be ‘levelling up’ the country when they are slashing targets for the North and Midlands in favour of the overcrowded South?
Bob Seely: Abolishing DfID 1) The case for. “Is this the be all and end all? No. But it is a great start.”
Throughout the world, there has been a disconnect between British aid and other elements of our overseas policy.
Bob Seely: While we are distracted by Covid-19, China prepares to seize Hong Kong – and crush freedom
We must now change the status of these passports to allow Hong Kong BNOs a quicker path to full UK citizenship.
If enough of us download this app, we can, through our joint endeavours and the trace and test programme, suppress the virus.
We need to have a Foreign Affairs Committee that mixes idealism with clear thinking – and holds the Foreign Office to account.
The blunt reality is that China is a cyber risk and will remain so for years. It has a dreadful reputation for cyber attacks and intellectual property theft.
His decision to mistreat America’s traditional allies in the region, especially the Kurds, now look likes an even worse error of judgement than it did at the time.
Even Monday’s one-off attack will add 20 cents to petrol prices. In the US, that will cost families an extra $18 a month at the petrol pump.
As well as a response to the immediate crisis, we need to start planning ahead properly and routinely.
The rest of our economy is shifting to greater sustainability. The system to provide places to live should do the same.
This is a contribution to the debate – now let’s see what the candidates offer during the week ahead.
Former paramilitary fighters are out of prison. IRA killers have restarted their lives. Yet British soldiers face the threat of prosecution.
Bob Seely: The rule of law is an absolute. It cannot be dispensed with when we deal with ISIS terrorists.
A key moral from the case of Shamima Begum is that we need better information both to protect and prosecute.
We need to understand not only why some foreign states are taking an unhealthy interest in our information, but also what we should do about it.