“You have to look at who’s doing the talking up,” says the Foreign Secretary, when asked about rumours regarding a possible Cabinet reshuffle.
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“Britain is responding to a health emergency, but also an economic emergency, and every penny of public spending will rightly come under intense scrutiny.”
We fear the worst after Cummings’ departure, but Johnson must now make the best of it. That means a Cabinet shuffle.
The election of Joe Biden is a chance to re-commit to our humanitarian obligations – and the One Nation caucus has proposals for how to do so.
An excellent book about the Prime Minister has just been published. Unfortunately it is in German.
Ryan Henson and James Rogers: The reformed Foreign Office has a fresh chance to counter China and Russia
It should initiate an “International Prosperity Initiative” – to provide an alternative to the “aid” agendas of authoritarian rivals.
Lockdown has taken a significant toll on the younger generation, and we need help to make up for lost time.
Tackling the causes of modern slavery must be a top priority for the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
Rob Sutton: Dame Barbara Woodward – An appointee who can test the limits of British influence at the UN
She has the skill, experience and support to be a key voice as we seek a renewed national identity amidst a decaying rules-based international order.
In a world that changes as fast as this one, constant intellectual regeneration should be our goal. Our recovery papers are a contribution to that.
Roderick Crawford: We have interests in the rest of Europe, but must be free to run our own foreign policy
Given the EU’s risk levels, its lack of investment in NATO and its poor relations with its neighbours, it is hardly an attractive partner; more of a liability.
The Coronavirus pandemic has taught us the importance of supply chain security, whether for PPE or critical minerals.
Jonathan Djanogly: Parliament should be able to scrutinise new trade deals properly. But the current arrangements are unfit for purpose.
Before any deals are signed, MPs should get to vote on them – as will be the case with the other parties.
Bob Seely: Abolishing DfID 1) The case for. “Is this the be all and end all? No. But it is a great start.”
Throughout the world, there has been a disconnect between British aid and other elements of our overseas policy.
Furthermore, the change creates a brand new cart to put before the horse – that’s to say, the awaited defence and security review.