Allowing Russia to become top dog in the Middle East has consequences for Europe – including Britain.
Posts Tagged: Foreign Office
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.
The carve-up of powers and staff between Johnson, Davis and Fox will be far from simple.
“Within a few months of the election the Treasury and two other departments tried take foreign students out of the migration statistics altogether.”
In a bold move, she appoints Davis, Fox and Johnson – all outspoke Leavers – to her Cabinet.
The new Brexit Department will lead on Europe. The new Trade Department will lead on trade. Morale in King Charles Street will be 20,000 leagues under the sea.
You can only come back in politics if you have first left. And it’s better to take the decision yourself rather than have it forced on you.
The Cabinet Office could provide the structure – while a new department would be a costly distraction.
Laura Sandys: Stop moaning, Brexiteers – and get stuck in to working for Britain and making the EU better
Let’s strengthen Parliamentary scrutiny, beef up our diplomacy, stop gold-plating directives – and regain our mojo.
Foreign Office ministers are stuck in the mentality of prioritising geopolitical ploys over a grave humanitarian crisis: this has to change.
Yazidis, Christians and Muslims would be better off under an imperial system.