The Court of Appeal’s judgement in the Begum case is a reminder of wider issues – and the pledge in last December’s manifesto.
Posts Tagged: Security
Tony Smith: In over 40 years of Home Office experience, I can’t recall a time when our borders have been under so much pressure
I know that government needs a cross-Whitehall programme that actively engages with the myriad of departments and agencies.
Lewis becomes the first Conservative MP to lose the whip during this Parliament. But he may not be the last.
For the Party to take it off him is one thing; for the Government to recast the committee, or try to, would be quite another.
The Conservatives risk obsession with China to the exclusion of other threats, including Russia and Islamist extremism
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.
Robert Halfon: Helping our friends and allies the Kurds, beacons of pluralism and democracy in the Middle East
They deserve more attention in our developing foreign and security policy – since the Middle East matters massively to global peace and prosperity.
Bernard Jenkin: The Government should not allow China a role in our nuclear industry without new safeguards
We need a special regime: a UK plc with a government-owned ‘golden share’, giving the Government special powers.
Iain Dale: Beware, Sunak. Australia was promised green jobs, but got greenhorn workers instead. Plus injuries and deaths.
How its mass insulation scheme went wrong. Plus: let Politics Live thrive, Cummings travel, and ask yourself: why can’t we all just get along?
Roderick Crawford: We have interests in the rest of Europe, but must be free to run our own foreign policy
Given the EU’s risk levels, its lack of investment in NATO and its poor relations with its neighbours, it is hardly an attractive partner; more of a liability.
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.
Perhaps we should all take a step backwards from comparing CVs, and simply ask ourselves who has a record of delivering for Britain.
The amendment to the Immigration Bill will be an opportunity to gauge the Party’s willingness to respect the liberties of the most excluded.
David Gauke: Big Government is back. It didn’t work before. It may not now. Here’s why we should be wary of it.
Post-Covid, the environment is likely to be egalitarian and interventionist. For libertarian, small state Eurosceptics, this must come as a disappointment.
Given the salience of the topic, we are republishing the Chair of the Foreign Select Committee’s article above each day this week.