The deal sends a starkly clear message to China – and will reassure India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan that their security interests are also British interests.
European defence budgets only go so far, and ultimately we need the Anglo-American link.
Children make up around 20 per cent of the population – yet CAMHS only receives 6.4 per cent of mental health spending.
Three decades on, the regime’s character has not changed – but its tactics have become more sophisticated.
Ministers may be right in assuming that nothing like the full complement of those entitled to settle do so. But what if they’re wrong?
Britain can convene a coalition of countries, including Poland, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands and the Baltic states, possibly with Ukraine in association.
The UK and governments across the west have started to act. But we’re still just starting to figure out how to respond.
Japan, Korea, Taiwan and now China, have all invested heavily in new technologies – through government support for new industries.
If it were the critical factor, Belgium should have been superbly prepared for the pandemic. Alas, it was not.
It’s striking that the countries that did best during Covid are those, like Taiwan and South Korea, which live under threat of annihilation by their neighbours.
This is not to say that all of Dodds’ analysis is coherent or correct, but the days of unhinged Corbynite attacks on capitalism are over.
Tonight, a major new report will be launched by the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, which sheds a light on Xi Jinping’s brutal regime.
We deceived ourselves into thinking that as China grew richer, its political system would become more democratic.
The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy gives us the chance to act coherently and effectively.
The Coronavirus coverup, assaults on democracy and the appalling genocide of the Uyghur Muslims mean that the world must distance itself from the CCP.