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Posts Tagged: Foreign Office
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.
The UK quarantine for international arrivals: what the rules are – and the reasons for their imposition now
Whereas other countries, such as Israel and Australia, implemented travel bans mid-March, the country is only following now.
Liam Fox: The amendments that could kill free trade deals with America, developing countries and the Commonwealth this week
Take it from me that the US would walk away from talks if we tried to make the adoption of UK rules a precondition of any FTA.
James Somerville-Meikle: Our churches will open again after the virus. But for many Christians round the world, theirs will stay shut.
This crisis is teaching us the value of religious freedom, and the need to speak up for our faith at home and abroad.
Raab and Patel advocate the positions of their departments, which are based on different concerns and priorities. It is for the Prime Minister to decide.
At the heart of the Rutnam row is its reservations not only about how the post-Brexit journey is being negotiated, but about taking it in the first place.
Let’s use ever-increasing intelligence – and stop the flow of dirty money out of poor countries.
I was delighted to see your appointment. I confess to slight bias, given that you retweeted an article of mine calling for an end to ring-fencing of the aid budget.
It is impossible to deny the value brought by such events to the host country, from messaging, to engagement and building of networks
Reshuffle 3) Chris White: It isn’t just Ministers who get fired. A third of SpAds are set to lose their jobs.
There will be some bruised personalities on the backbenches who will need careful managing over the next few months, and I hear that Spencer is already on the job.
We need to have a Foreign Affairs Committee that mixes idealism with clear thinking – and holds the Foreign Office to account.
Duncan Simpson: Three tasks for Johnson. Cull quangos. End taxpayer-funded lobbying. And reform appointments.
Cleaning up the state won’t be a quick and easy task. But if Boris Johnson doesn’t grasp the nettle, it will certainly come back to sting.