If Taiwan stands, democracy prevails, but if it falls, democracy worldwide is in jeopardy. Where our interests lie ought to be clear.
Posts Tagged: Hong Kong
“We need to make the Foreign Office the strategic engine of our foreign policy again” – Tugendhat’s RUSI speech
“We need to do something you might not expect me to say. We need to give Boris Johnson more power.”
As the miracles of Hong Kong and Singapore demonstrate, cheaper imports, rather than easier exports, are the big win. The trick is persuading voters to agree.
Not being able to blame Brussels for our problems nor look to the EU for solutions will be immensely reinvigorating.
To shut off consideration of realistic and achievable ways of supporting the Government’s Brexit objectives would be irresponsible.
Basically, we need to undercut the world. We can do so if we slash red tape and tax. Within a very short period there would be a pronounced Laffer Effect.
China is disregarding its pledge of ‘one country, two systems’ – as a result the rule of law in the territory is under threat from growing autocracy.
Owen Paterson: To make Brexit a success, we must break free from the over-taxed, over-regulated European model
That means taking back full control – then using our new-found independence to its greatest possible benefit.
I understand the Government’s keenness to achieve a free trade agreement with the EU, but we need to be careful that the price is not too high.
Gerard Miles: Hong Kong is a battleground between tyranny and the rule of law. Conservatives must pick a side.
As China imprisons three young democracy campaigners, Britain has a moral and legal responsibility to speak out.
Benedict Rogers: Twenty years on from leaving Hong Kong, Britain risks selling its honour – as China flouts and abuses justice
As Patten says, the Joint Declaration gives us a specific responsibility to ensure that China’s promises are upheld – which we are not meeting.
Every day in the UK we get together to wonder why Britain abandoned the idea of fairness.
Are the fundamental tenets of freedom – that of association, expression, and worship – being maintained to their fullest extent? Some would say not.