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
Three million of them are unlikely to pitch up here, but government must plan for all eventualities – and support for its plan wouldn’t survive a mass influx.
Perhaps we should all take a step backwards from comparing CVs, and simply ask ourselves who has a record of delivering for Britain.
Neil Shastri-Hurst: Turkey and Hungary cannot be allowed to continue to contravene the principles of NATO
There is a Russian bear sitting behind the desk of the Kremlin; we must not let its cubs play in our midst.
Charlotte Leslie: A defining test looms abroad for post-Brexit Britain. Will we act if Netanyahu annexes part of the West Bank?
Or will Britain trade in its global reputation for lawfulness in exchange for keeping Trump sweet for trade?
Ben Roback: Why America’s election may turn on jobs, immigration, abortion and China – not race, policing, justice and riots
Trump has shown a rare flash of flexibility in signing a police reform executive order, breaking a hitherto narrow commitment to law enforcement.
Furthermore, the change creates a brand new cart to put before the horse – that’s to say, the awaited defence and security review.
This is 25 times the number of skilled work permits issued each year to non-EU citizens and their dependants.
Given the salience of the topic, we are republishing the Chair of the Foreign Select Committee’s article above each day this week.
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.
Chris Whitehouse: When will the Government deliver on its manifesto commitments to tackle human rights abusers?
We need the broad range of powers the US adopted after the death of the Russian tax lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
Neil O’Brien: Bullying, hostage taking, censorship, bribery. How China is dealing with its critics abroad.
Economically and politically, Beijing takes advantage of asymmetric openness: we’re open to them, but they are not to us.
Those that prevent ordinary Syrians from accessing humanitarian aid and economic opportunities should be ended.
Sarah Ingham: Memories of Wooton Bassett as we cheer NHS staff. PPE – and lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan.
How the backlash from Labour’s failure to protect our armed forces adequately led to a new Military Covenant.
As with Brexit, much of the Tory family finds itself pitted against the permanent State on how Britain aligns itself in the world.