The new administration must recognise that it is crucial to invest properly into our diplomatic umbrella as we leave the EU.
Beyond the blame game, it could bolster his argument for a decisive resolution on Brexit and provide cover for an increase in spending.
Guy Opperman: Only Capitalism can tackle the Climate Emergency – and our pension funds can lead the way.
We are taking a massive step forward by introducing new Environmental, Social and Governance regulations, or ESG for short.
Last night’s policy announcement live on Facebook was a first experiment in new ways for the Government to communicate its message.
Plus: My Edinburgh fringe experience. Sturgeon, warm and entertaining. McDonnell, rather less so. And: farewell then, Sky News.
A Government of national unity is a non-starter – even if its seven prospective leaders take one day of the week each
Their real aim is to overturn the referendum result, wreck Brexit and destroy the Government we actually have.
Geoffrey van Orden: Why Conservative MEPs voted for von der Leyen, an advocate of an EU army, for Commission President
The alternatives were worse – and her record in overseeing the Bundeswehr suggests that the misguided project would be doomed on her watch.
The Fixed Terms Parliament Act may pave the way to delivering Brexit by October 31. And for that, we can thank…
While trade deals have taken on an important political and symbolic value, their benefits are typically smaller and slower to materialise than many realise.
The paradox is that Brexit may make divergence between Scotland’s Conservatives and those elsewhere harder, not easier.
Control, cost and consistency all make a huge difference for patients, staff and their families both in the service and for social care.
The idea that one side or the other has a monopoly of truth is rightly abhorrent to him.
That’s the first time this has been the case for more than two years – though the majority is small.
We concede that this is a question to which the Prime Minister himself may not yet have an answer.
Daniel Rossall-Valentine: Tech now underpins prosperity in every sector – so to thrive, we need more engineers
The UK is very well-placed to make the most of a technological boom age – except for one great and persisting tech weakness: a shortage of trained people.