The fantasy that the Kremlin is more sinned against than sinning was once the preserve of Corbyn’s hard left. We should stop the rot.
Posts Tagged: Foreign Office
Too many politicians now treat diplomacy as an arena for domestic culture wars, but must recognise how ineffective, and harmful to our national interest, that can be.
The big lesson of Ivan Rogers’s resignation is that they must adapt to the cultural sea-change that last year’s referendum is bringing about.
How is the new Department for International Trade getting on?
He stands out as a co-operative presence amidst the uncertainties of court cases, elections on the continent, and whatever negotiations may bring.
The decision not to allow resettlement of the Chagos Islands is a travesty. But a means of finding a way forward is to hand.
If Trump’s election damages America’s work in this area, then the UK must increase its own efforts
He has the potential to become a great Foreign Secretary, but will need to establish a reputation for trustworthiness.
The very threat of reaching out in this way may make our neighbours reconsider any idea of punishing us.
Allowing Russia to become top dog in the Middle East has consequences for Europe – including Britain.
Andrew Gimson’s Conference Diary: Quite right, Prime Minister – we don’t need to punch above our weight
I am thinking of founding a party which will stand up for the privileged few.
“And up the creeks and inlets of every continent on earth there go the gentle kindly gunboats of British soft power.”
We still see cases where there is a fundamental disconnect between British foreign policy and British aid. Today, the most perverse example of this lies in Yemen.
With compromise and diplomacy a political settlement involving the US and Mauritius could be agreed in time.
The civil service should advertise vacancies to all comers.