Nor could the Foreign Secretary pretend that his department was paying much attention to Afghanistan before the fall of Kabul.
Posts Tagged: Foreign Affairs Select Committee
“This has gone from being a withdrawal to a rout”, says the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee.
Kate Ferguson: This new genocide amendment puts Parliament at its centre. Which is why it should be supported.
It is not a substitute for justice, but it would be a welcome addition to how the UK responds to the most serious violations.
Jack Richardson: Green policy as security policy. And why we shouldn’t let China corner the market in new technologies.
The D10 presents an opportunity for coordinating democracies around goals of combating climate change while securing supply chains.
His position has given him the freedom to speak openly and with authority where those holding government portfolios must tread lightly.
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.