The prominence of Russians in the UK means that the UK can play an outside role in making the migraine even worse.
Posts Tagged: Foreign Office
Paul Mercer: Covid tests, airport checks – and how to avoid British citizens from being stranded abroad
It would make more sense to add a requirement to attach the Covid Test Certificate to the form and enter its details at the same time.
The UN genocide system is broken and needs a shot in the arm from a country willing to stand and be counted.
David Lidington: We have left the EU and there is no turning back. Here’s what our new relationship with Europe should look like.
Above all, we need to focus on the strategic picture. Throughout the world democracy, human rights and the rule of law are under pressure.
“You have to look at who’s doing the talking up,” says the Foreign Secretary, when asked about rumours regarding a possible Cabinet reshuffle.
“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.