His position has given him the freedom to speak openly and with authority where those holding government portfolios must tread lightly.
Posts Tagged: Foreign Affairs Select Committee
The Exiting the European Union Committee has been renamed. The Conservative MPs elected to it are staunch Brexiteers.
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.
It will be a significant step forward in keeping this heinous organisation from inciting hatred on our streets.
Authoritarian regimes are rising, democracies are on the retreat, and our power to change that is less than we might wish.
“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.”
She will be feeling a hand of history on her shoulder, and wondering if the other holds a knife at her back.
Let’s remember that they bravely fought extremism for themselves, and to help keep our streets safe too. It’s reasonable to ask if Iraq is becoming a failed state.
Gary Kent: Two cheers for this report – which highlights the plight of the Kurds. While we turn a blind eye.
A new, diplomatically-phrased but still damning enquiry by the Foreign Affairs Committee throws light on the Government’s failures.
Patel and Seely win Foreign Affairs committee places. Simon Clarke is elected to the Treasury committee.
The results of yesterday’s Select Committee elections weren’t at all bad for the Brexiteers – or Conservative Friends of Israel, for that matter.
Our plan seems to have been little more than to cobble together just enough kit to make us a Great Power on the cheap. That cannot continue.
Nadhim Zahawi: How a leading Labour feminist – the Party’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, no less – gives succour to the Ayatollahs
Iran’s demonstrators are asking for reform, and all democrats should openly support their goals.
With Rees-Mogg’s backing, how can he fail?
Conservative Select Committee election results. A squeeze on places, “Very high turnout” – and some prominent losers.
Ability, popularity with colleagues and specialist knowledge seem to have mattered more in these elections than intake or ideology.