Scott’s gamble is that it is in Wallace’s interest to wrap things up quickly – due to fears for his position. The Prime Minister is making a strikingly similar gamble.
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Johnson must not fall for the myth that China is a coming global power, or that it won’t trade with Britain if the Government gets tough on human rights.
He says the US is not behaving like an ally by refusing to send Anne Sacoolas, who is accused of killing British teenager Harry Dunn in a road accident, back to the UK.
We need to have a Foreign Affairs Committee that mixes idealism with clear thinking – and holds the Foreign Office to account.
We must not put public money into the pockets of a company accused of abetting the most egregious human rights abuses in the modern world.
The blunt reality is that China is a cyber risk and will remain so for years. It has a dreadful reputation for cyber attacks and intellectual property theft.
There is plenty of evidence that Russia has been deliberately expanding her economic and political influence over the EU’s newest member.
Iran, accustomed to artful brinksmanship and operational deniability, and equipped with an experienced cyber army, may take its revenge online.
We are well-placed to aid in de-escalating the crisis, and ultimately securing a diplomatic solution.
We need strategic clarity. What poses the greater danger to Britain – Iranian aggression abroad or Sunni extremism here?
Johnson, Macron and Merkel don’t agree on everything, but they share a common concern about ISIS now being allowed the space to revive.
It isn’t obvious that his foreign policy has been less effective than George W.Bush’s activism or Obama’s passivity. But what’s his aim here?
His decision to mistreat America’s traditional allies in the region, especially the Kurds, now look likes an even worse error of judgement than it did at the time.
It would be irrational for any government that believes in the peaceful settlement of disputes not to negotiate a settlement.
It is no secret that some senior civil servants in the Foreign Office do not share the Prime Minister’s commitment to implementing the Truro Recommendations.
Tom Tugendhat: The three foreign policy actions that Johnson should take now that he has this huge majority
For the first time in decades the levers of British influence – defence, diplomacy, aid and trade – could sit alongside domestic efforts in education and infrastructure.