Given the salience of the topic, we are republishing the Chair of the Foreign Select Committee’s article above each day this week.
Posts Tagged: Pakistan
David Goodhart: The virus. It’s almost certain that ethnic minorities are at greater risk. But we can’t yet know the full explanation.
There are three main factors at work – genetics, plus cultural and social factors. And it’s not possible at present to disentangle the mix.
Michael Fabricant: Never mind the WHO – the UN is unfit for purpose. Why we may have to look for a successor.
The simple fact is that, despite its lofty goals, it repeatedly fails to live up to the values and standards it was set up to defend.
Ben Roback: Namaste Trump! He says India is now “America’s premier defence partner”. That’s bad news for Johnson.
At the very same time that the Government is orchestrating a comprehensive security and defence review, that comment will have caused grave concern.
Joe Baron: Leaving the EU is a joyous expression of national self-confidence. For that, we have Thatcher to thank.
If Britain joined in a moment of self-doubt, it voted out as a confident, self-assured, optimistic, outward-looking and independent nation state.
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.
Not being white remains the number one demographic predictor of not voting Tory.
As the Foreign Secretary’s intervention on Hong Kong shows, Britain is a country which honours its responsibilities to former territories.
The real risk of all this is that it gets praised – but is then quietly filed away. What needs to happen is a change of Foreign Office culture.
John Jenkins: Too many excuses are made for Iran – especially by the EU. We must get real, stand with America, and take decisive action.
I’m glad to see we’ve now had the guts to stop a tanker we believe is smuggling Iranian oil in defiance of sanctions on Syria.
The United States’ weakened capabilities and frayed alliances both play in Tehran’s favour at a crucial and sensitive time.
He is one of the few middle-ranking Ministers who, while others were fleeing for the hills, girded himself up – and went out to fight for May’s Brexit deal.
Brokenshire must keep an eye on the potential knock-on from the latest flare-up over terror, reprisals, a captured pilot and the disputed territory.
Benedict Rogers: Hunt’s review of British policy on the persecution of Christians is crucial and courageous
The Foreign Secretary had already impressed me with his focus on human rights. Now he has created new hope for Christians around the world.
Hers is a test case for Ministers, for Muslim organisations in Britain, for free speech – for what sort of country we want to be.