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Today’s aid amendment. The champions of 0.7 per cent will win either way – if not in the Commons, then in court.
Which is what comes of the virtue-signalling practice of setting targets in law, rather than having MPs vote on expenditure.
The UK has an historic opportunity to demonstrate real global leadership at Carbis Bay and in Glasgow. We must rise to the occasion.
The centre isn’t where he or ConservativeHome or anyone else wants it to be. It’s where it is – “Far From Notting Hill”.
Only the US can take the People’s Republic head-on, but Britain can play a vital diplomatic role in defending Western values.
Shaun Bailey MP and Abi Brown, Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council, join a timely discussion with the British Red Cross.
Wallace has done well to win an exceptional defence settlement, but it may not be enough to fund all the Integrated Review’s ambitions.
James Sunderland: The Integrated Review. To project power in the world, we musn’t skimp on support arms and force protection
And if that projection is to be effective, we will need to invest in our operating bases – and not just at traditional sites.
Ministers clearly realise they do not have support in the Commons for this cut, and nor perhaps for the overall reduction to 0.5 per cent of GNI.
Philippa Stroud: A new department, a new approach? How the revised Foreign Office should recast our aid policy.
Success is most common where donors have focused in terms of the countries with whom they work on a long-term basis.
Stephen O’Brien: The challenge of converting world-class research into British economic success. Here’s an example than works.
We should double down on Product Development Partnerships, which are alive and well in the field of public health.
We hope that Finn, Newman and the rest of the new appointees provide a fresh sense of direction and purpose.
George Freeman: The industrial strategy reforms I led helped to deliver Britain’s vaccine success. Now for the next phase.
I’m delighted to have been asked to help set up the new Taskforce for Innovation and Growth through Regulatory Reform.
The Union needs a cultural case to walk in step with the material one – Project Love, not Project Fear. Which means looking to the future.
This survey finding is unsurprising but, since the change will apparently require legislation, it’s important to record it.