As the Foreign Secretary’s intervention on Hong Kong shows, Britain is a country which honours its responsibilities to former territories.
Posts Tagged: Pakistan
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.
Greg Hands: Remaining in a customs union beyond 2020 would be unacceptable to many Conservative MPs – and here’s why
Some will ask “Trump versus China: where does the UK stand?” The answer will be: “Ask Brussels – as the UK isn’t allowed to have a trade policy of its own”.
Josephine Hemmens: Transgender discrimination is wrong. But righting it mustn’t put people born as women in danger.
This process is clearly open to abuse from violent males, many of whom will go to any lengths to reach their victims.
The policy of preventing Pyongyang becoming a nuclear state has failed. We must now shift to protecting others from that new reality.
There is a specific problem in Pakistan, especially where the majority of the Christians and Hindus respectively live, about non-Muslims being viewed as inferior.
A comparison with its neighbour, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is stark.
Alex Morton: We cannot be neutral in Islam’s internal struggle. Here are three ways in which the Prime Minister should act.
When I worked in Number Ten, the people who grasped most clearly this ideology’s threat were my Muslim co-workers.
Graeme Archer: Murdered gays. Banned Jews. But stick to those anti-Trump protests, comrade – and avert your eyes.
Thank God for great European leaders, like Merkel, whose idiosyncratic approach to border control played such an understated role in last year’s Brexit vote.