Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom joined the USA in condemning moves to shut down free and fair elections in Hong Kong.
The US report asserts that there can be no moral equivalence between “rights-respecting countries that fall short in progress toward their ideals”.
There are special gains in luxury cars, migration and services – as Australia looks away from the Pacific and we stride in into the wider world.
As the great eye of the Conservative Party swivels its gaze towards the Far East, it’s in danger of missing other threats that are closer to home.
There is further to go – but we can be proud of what the Foreign Secretary has already delivered.
We give you divorce reform, abortion law in Northern Ireland, citizenship rights for three million Hong Kongers, and the rainbow flag.
It is our third largest market – we must work with it if we are to help resolve global problems from the environment to nuclear proliferation.
I could reveal how it was made available to me, but I’d have to shoot you were I to tell you.
Three million of them are unlikely to pitch up here, but government must plan for all eventualities – and support for its plan wouldn’t survive a mass influx.
If the free world values freedom, then it must wake up to the imminent dangers – or the threat will spread.
Some seem to believes that they have a right to own the support of ethnic minority voters. Which they don’t.
This is 25 times the number of skilled work permits issued each year to non-EU citizens and their dependants.
“I’m very, very positive about China, but I’m very, very negative about the Chinese Communist Party.”
Given the salience of the topic, we are republishing the Chair of the Foreign Select Committee’s article above each day this week.
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