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Posts Tagged: Commonwealth
Richard Ritchie: Brexit. Four great Commons debates that show how we got here – and what’s at stake.
That’s to say, those of 1950, 1961, 1967 and 1971. Sovereignty was always the key concern, despite arguments over its meaning.
These acts of remembrance may in some slight measure salve grief, and enable those who have not had to endure such things to give thanks for those who do.
Greg Hands: Aid can have huge benefits. But it must be properly managed – and suspended when necessary.
This is why I fully supported the Government’s decision to halt direct funding worth £4 million to the Zambian government over allegations of corruption.
Andrea Jenkyns: Global Britain is battling malaria – and can do so even more successfully after we quit the EU
The first in a series of three extracts from a new book of essays from Conservative Friends of International Development and Save the Children.
Andy Street: Here in the West Midlands, there’s a new kind of politics developing. We call it Urban Conservatism. And it’s winning.
Our new fortnightly columnist on a renaissance which “through teamwork and shared vision, is producing real results”.
“I passionately believe that our best days lie ahead of us.” The Prime Minister’s Conference speech, full text.
“We stand at a pivotal moment in our history. It falls to our party to lead our country through it.”
The Department for International Development should focus on building up the private sector in developing economies.
“We need to make the Foreign Office the strategic engine of our foreign policy again” – Tugendhat’s RUSI speech
“We need to do something you might not expect me to say. We need to give Boris Johnson more power.”
Peter Marshall: A hard truth after the Commonwealth summit. There’s no institutional awareness of its importance.
I have lost count of the number of times I have heard its demise confidently predicted or stridently recommended. Houdini-like, it has so far escaped this awaited fate.
Adopting a net zero emissions target would reinforce the Government’s recent efforts to reach out to younger voters with new policies to protect the environment.
Richard Benyon: Climate Change. There’s an opportunity, as this Commonwealth summit opens, to follow the Queen’s lead.
It is vital that we discuss how we eliminate the plastic waste brought to the surface of our collective consciousness in Blue Planet II.
WATCH: The Prime Minister’s Windrush apology – “We are genuinely sorry”, she tells Caribbean leaders
“The Windrush generation helped to build the country we are today. I want to dispel any impression that my Government is clamping down on Commonwealth citizens.”
It is absolutely vital that these issues are discussed this week and as part of post-Brexit trade talks.
Sunder Katwala: “Rivers of blood” and a striking reflection. Powell set the bar too low on integration.
Across this half-century, from Scarman after Brixton to MacPherson after Stephen Lawrence, governments have engaged only sporadically engaged with race.